The Lozarithm Lens

By lozarithm

Smokey 2318 hr

After encountering the farm cats at Church Farm, and the Smokey-a-like cat in the grounds at Lacock Abbey, it seemed only fair to feature my very own Smokey.


Blip #1158
Consecutive Blip #020
Day #1397

Smokey In Colour 2320 hr

Smokey series

Lozarhythm Of The Day:
The Yardbirds - White Summer (recorded 29 April 1967)
The day's post brought a package of 5 CD's in the Original Album Series, called Psychedelia. It contained albums by Tomorrow, July, the Gods, the Idle Race and the Yardbirds. The Yardbirds album was their last and largely disowned by the band as it had been a rushed production by Mickie Most, who was only interested in finding a hit single, according to Jimmy Page, using key members of the band and a variety of session musicians. It was not released in the UK and did poorly in the US.
White Summer is a Jimmy Page instrumental solo piece adapted from Davy Graham's version of the traditional Irish folk tune She Moved Through the Fair. Its Eastern feel is complemented with tabla played by Chris Karan and an oboe melody line from an unknown player. Albums released the same week in July 1967 that did rather better included the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Rolling Stones' Flowers, Jefferson Airplane's Surrealistic Pillow and debut albums by The Doors and The Grateful Dead.

One year ago: Grecian Mug

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