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Friday, February 10, 2012

Really cool band I'm playing tomorrow on Global Grooves

I am playing this band tomorrow, a track from Flower Travellin Band from Japan.
"A Japanese band that originated in the late sixties whose first album titled 'Challenge' was released in '68, covering songs by Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Jefferson Airplane and included one original song. The album art-work caused a stir in the Japanese media as it depicted each member posing naked. This track is from their second album, titled Satori but the first of their Original Material, record in '70, released in '71. Shortly after, the band relocated to Canada where they performed with artists such as Dr. John, and ELP. In '73, they were billed to perform with the Rolling Stones throughout their Japanese tour, however all concerts were canceled when Mick Jaggers visa was rejected due to a drug conviction. In the 80s, they collaborated with The Wailers. In 2007, the band members officially reunited and released an album in 2008. In March 2010, future tours and production were halted when Akira was diagnosed with lung cancer at age 63. Joe Yamanaka -- vocals, harmonica/Hideki Ishima -- guitar/Jun Kozuki -- bass guitar, guitar/Joji "George" Wada -- drums"-You Tube

Here is a link to the video, very psychedelic stuff...
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