Discontinuous research on Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band since June 1994.
About HPR -
Rising Sons were an earlier group in which Ry Cooder played with Taj Mahal.
This 1966 recording was never released. Cooder played slide/bass on the Safe As
Milk album and Taj Mahal played percussion on Yellow Brick Road a year later.
- 19?? US(?) Pressing of Rising Sons on IRI CR 100
- Clear Vinyl album with plain black
labels on which 1 and 2 are hand written in pencil. Limited edition #142 of ?
hand written in blue ink on back of green cover which
says ``RECORDED IN 1966 PRINTED IN U.S.A.''. Matrix is IRI CR 100.
Track listing, band members and potted history on back in black.
This does not seem to be mentioned in HOT WACKS XIV which has an
Italian bootleg only.
- 199? Bootleg CD of The Rising Sons on ISRAPHON ISR 009 CD.
Supplier cliamed limited edition of 300. 18 tracks. B+W Cover art credited
to TRUDI MOSCOSO '66 and cover has PRODUCED BY TERRY MELCHER.
CD has ALL SELECTIONS BMI. Sleeve notes appear to be ``contemporary''.
- 1992 US CD of Rising Sons featuring Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder
on Columbia Legacy CK 52828 - 22 tracks, including 3 with re-recorded
volcals by Taj. Notes say LEGENDARY ...HISTORICAL ...COLLECTABLE
...UNRELEASED ...UNTIL NOW! Here at last are the legendary, lost
recordings of the Rising Sons - 20 of which have never been released before.
Reocrded in 1964, the seminal band fused Blues, Rock, and Country influences
into a joyous celebration of music and song. The Rising Sons mark the debut
recordings for both Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder (now of Little Village), and
includes Jesse Lee Knicaid, Kevin Kelly, and Gary Marker. Terry Melcher of
Byrds fame was the producer.
- 1992 EURO CD of Rising Sons featuring Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder
on Columbia Legacy COL 472865 2 - 22 tracks + insert/CD as US issue.
CD manufactured in Austria.