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Niebiesko-Czarni - Live 68



Ktoś coś kiedyś wspominał o tej pozycji.... Proszę bardzo. Udostępnione przez Jerzego Kosselę nagrania z maja 1968 r., dokonane na próbie poprzedzającej koncert z okazji 5-lecia Niebiesko-Czarnych. Wspaniały dokument złotej epoki polskiego big-beatu. Rejestracja próby przed koncertem podczas "Musicoramy", na której Niebiesko-Czarni wykonali szereg utworów zarówno własnych, jak i innych wykonawców. Album pokazuje nieznane dotąd szerszej publiczności i młodszym słuchaczom oblicze zespołu - grupa brzmi tutaj bowiem zupełnie inaczej niż w studio nagraniowym. Bardzo dobra jakość dźwięku.

Tadeusz Głuchowski - drums
Wojciech Korda - voc
Zbigniew Podgajny - keyboards
Mirosław Polarek - sax
Janusz Popławski - guitar
Krzysztof Potocki - bass
Adrianna Rusowicz - voc
Wiesław Żakowicz - sax

Niebiesko-Czarni (Blue and Black) was one of Poland’s first beat bands and forty years on they are still going I understand (I could be wrong but I think they went on to become a big name on the internal rock circuit in the 70’s). The became so big in their home country they were known to some as the Polish Beatles but back in the sixties, life was hard for the Polish musician. There were no independent record companies – everything had to go through the state controlled record company. If that wasn’t bad enough, all music, particularly lyrics, had to pass censorship and anything but Polish lyrics was frowned upon (in fact anything to do with westernised popular music was frowned upon!). Consequently, if you were lucky you could get an EP released but it usually took a year to get through the system.

Distribution outside the Eastern Bloc was more or less non-existent. However, bands got around the system by performing covers of well-known bands from The Beatles to Jimi Hendrix in student bars and underground establishments thus avoiding the secret police.

Without doubt, unofficial recordings were made and Live ’68 is bound to be one such recording and an excellent one it is too considering both the year and the situation. The line-up in ’68 consisted of eight musicians including a male and female vocalist, two sax players, guitar, bass, organ and percussion.

Four of the tracks are the band’s own compositions and are very bluesy and highly professional (the opening track is repeated at the end). The remaining eight tracks are covers of songs by well-known artistes of the period. The two Jimi Hendrix numbers, Purple Haze and Can You See Me have to be heard to be believed (the performance is worthy of Woodstock or the Isle of Wight festivals). Three Otis Redding songs are covered; the infamous Land Of 1000 Dances (twice), Respect, and When Something Is Wrong With My Baby. The Beatles have not been forgotten either in the form of the classic Lennon and McCartney songs, Obladi-Oblada (made famous by The Marmalade) and a superb version of With A Little Help From My Friends (which of course was also covered and made famous by Joe Cocker).

Track list:
1. Stół z powyłamywanymi nogami 2:40
2. Przyszedł do mnie blues 3:55
3. Nie mów jej 3:18
4. Purple Haze 3:03
5. Can You See Me 2:22
6. Land Of 1000 Dances 2:23
7. Chłopcy do wojska 2:02
8. Obladi-Oblada 2:54
9. Respect 2:09
10. With A Little Help From My Friends 4:58
11. When Somethings Is Wrong With My Baby 3:40
12. Land Of 1000 Dances, Albośmy to jacy tacy 2:29
13. Stół z powyłamywanymi nogami 2:43

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