Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Tommy James - `71 - Christian of the World

hey all :

ok , here is the 2nd tommy james solo LP. this one is epic as well. bob king & TJ sure crafted some gems here. it has his biggest solo hit , draggin` the line here , i didnt even know that when i bought it. a kewl surprise.. the hope & inspiration that is embedded in these grooves , is still relevant today , if no more so.........enjoy !
[ LP does have christian themes , but none of it comes off as "preachy". more spiritual than religious , the lyrics & total feel to me is ; "inspirational , uplifting , & moving" ] ... aka

AMG Review :
Bruce Staple had the honor of engineering both Tommy James and ex-members of the Shondells for their respective Roulette solo projects (except for James' brilliant My Head, My Bed and My Red Guitar, which featured the work of Nashville's Scotty Moore). All of the solo albums by Tommy James show a sparkle and understanding of the magic that makes for great pop recordings; it is absolutely a shame he did not rival Elton John for supremacy of the charts in the '70s. "Bits and Pieces" has a riff taken straight out of Phil Spector's Crystals songbook ("Then He Kissed Me," if you must know), while "I Believe in People" is everything Motown was searching for in the '70s when they signed the Four Seasons and Lesley Gore. There is a smoothness and continuity to all of Tommy James' work, both with the Shondells and on his own. Ritchie Cordell, who almost single-handedly wrote the entire I Think We're Alone Now album, co-writes "Church St. Soul Revival" with Tommy James; it is the only one of the 13 titles not co-written with Bob King and it is absolutely brilliant. So is "Another Hill to Climb," but on another level. On the Cordell co-write, the Stephentown Singers are pure gospel, the definite sequel to "I'm Comin' Home," while the choir gives this Bob King co-write that powerful pop Melanie Safka utilized on her smash "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)." The lyrics are overpowering; much of the sentiment is the antithesis of the psychedelic "Draggin' the Line." "Adrienne" almost seems like an ode to Tommy Roe, his "Sweet Pea" all grown up. The genius of Tommy James is that along with his perfect radio voice and ability to construct and deliver hits, he knows how to nick riffs right and left and reformulate them to suit his compact pop essays. Christian of the World is another top-notch Tommy James album; despite the two final Top 40 hits he received until he switched labels, it has not received the critical acclaim it deserves. It's extraordinary, from the opening track to "Silk Satin, Carriage Waiting." Again, Tommy James should have been battling Elton John throughout the '70s the way the Beatles and the Rolling Stones went back and forth on the charts. The world is a lesser place because these recordings did not get the additional airplay they so richly deserved. Christian of the World is a very strong argument for a four-CD Tommy James boxed set.

  • Tommy James - Christian of the World - `71 - Roulette - 320 kbps - 71mb
  • includes high rez front & inner art

  • #1 - Christian Of The World
  • #2 - Kings And Things
  • #3 - I'm Comin' Home
  • #4 - Sing, Sing, Sing
  • #5 - Draggin' The Line
  • #6 - Sail A Happy Ship
  • #7 - Light Of Day
  • #8 - Bits And Pieces
  • #9 - I Believe In People
  • #10 - Church St. Soul Revival s
  • #11 - Another Hill To Climb s
  • #12 - Adrienne
  • #13 - Silk, Satin, Carriage Waiting

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akashaman said...

damnit blogspot !!
this is the second time : all my comments dissapeared & the comment link itself , dunno.
this sux . . . . . .


Tony said...

beautiful share...thanks bunches

Frank said...

Great stuff! Thanks! But track 1 seems to missing.

brues said...

Any chance to hear this lost gem is welcome. I missed out back then. Thanks.

imarcob said...

Good, Good, Very Good.
Can you upload "My Head My Bed And My Red Guitar" and "In Touch"?
Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

i actually said oh shit out loud to myself when i saw this.

tommy james roulette solo discs


thanks muchly as always...


TuneLovinJacket said...

Getting it now, thanks for the shares. I'm going to put a link to your blog on my own little blog.


Thanks again

Laruchis said...

Thanks my friend for both Tommy James' titles.
Incredible posts.
I do appreciate.

akashaman said...

i believe track one is there , but i forgot to number it , so its would be last in the playlist... just rename it 01_christian of the world...:)


akashaman said...

this 1 is a gem , glad u kids are diggin on it ~


George Ferreira said...

Huge thanks for this great album!

joao said...

SendSpace only send me this: "We are experiencing technical difficulties. Our support staff have been notified and we hope to resolve the problem shortly. Please try again later".
For weeks ! And I can't get the lovely Tommy James Album.
Anyway, thanks for posting this and all the great stuff

Duke of Garbage said...

Message from Sendspace

Sorry, the file you requested is not available.

Please contact the uploader and ask them to upload the file again. sendspace is not able to help you in this matter.

But thanks for all your great posts

Anonymous said...

great album.

db said...

great music!
check out
calisoulbrother records
for rare PSYCH, PROG, soul, jazz, funk, brazil & latin records!

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately file was deleted,can you post it again?
It's a great site, a lot of obscured records, it's like time machine for me, Thanx dude

Kris said...

This is great info to know.

Anonymous said...

thanks for all the music!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the music.

The Upload to server only transfers about 5 mb of the file and drops the connection...

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to this! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Could you upload this album to another site? Because I am unable to download from that website on my computer. Is there a mirror for it on another site? Please? I really would like to have this one.

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