Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band The Legendary A&M Sessions

Description: "The Legendary A&M Sessions" is an extended play featuring five songs by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, recorded early in their career for their original record label A&M Records. The EP was released by the company in 1984 after Captain Beefheart had gone into retirement. Source: Wikipedia

 

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Collector Notes:

 
Don Van Vliet (born Don Glen Vliet on January 15, 1941, in Glendale, California, U.S.) is a musician and visual artist, best known by the pseudonym Captain Beefheart. His musical work was mainly conducted with a rotating assembly of musicians called the Magic Band, which was active from the mid-1960s through to the early 1980s. Van Vliet was chiefly a singer and harmonica player, occasionally playing noisy, untrained free jazz-influenced saxophone and keyboards.

Music Genre:

 
Progressive Rock, Acid Psych Rock

Collector's info:

 
"Legendary A&M Sessions" features four tracks taken from the band's earliest singles in 1966, and a fifth track recorded in the same year

Album Production Information:

 
Produced David A. Gates

Label Information:

 
White Label Edsel Records BLIMP 902

Media Format:

 
12" Vinyl EP   Gramophone Record
Album weight: 200 gram  

Year & Country:

 
1986 Made in UK

Band Members and Musicians on: Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band The Legendary A&M Sessions

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Don van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) vocals, harmonica

      Captain Beefheart (Full-name: Don Van Vliet ) Captain Beefheart was the pseudonym of Don Van Vliet (1941-2010), an American musician, singer, and artist. He was best known as the frontman of the experimental rock group Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band, which he formed in the 1960s. Captain Beefheart's music was characterized by its eclectic and unconventional style, blending elements of blues, avant-garde, and psychedelic rock. He was known for his distinctive and often abstract vocals, as well as his innovative approach to composition and arrangement. Captain Beefheart retired from music in the 1980s to focus on painting and died in 2010 from multiple sclerosis.

     The origin of Captain Beefheart's stage name is uncertain, but there are several theories. According to one story, it was inspired by a passing comment made by a friend about a drawing that Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) had created. The friend reportedly said the drawing looked like a "captain's hat" and the "beef heart" of a steer. Another theory is that the name was a reference to a fictional character created by Van Vliet, who was depicted as a bluesman with a heart made of beef. However, Van Vliet himself was often cryptic and evasive when asked about the origin of his stage name, adding to the mystery surrounding it.

     Don Van Vliet was born in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States on 15/01/1941. He was the first child of Glen Alonzo Vliet 27/06/1909 and Willie Sue Warfield 03/09/1913.

     When he was 25 years old, his father Glen Alonzo Vliet died (10/02/1966). When he was 66 years old, his mother Willie Sue Warfield died (20/02/2007).

     On 17/12/2010, he died in Arcata, Humboldt, California, United States when he was 69 years old. In Dec 2010, he was buried in Trinidad Cemetery, Trinidad, Humboldt, California, United States.

  • Doug Moon guitar
  • Richard Hepner guitar
  • Jerry Handley bass
  • Alex St. Clair Snouffer drums (track 14)
  • PG Blakely drums (track 5)

Track Listing of: The Legendary A&M Sessions

The Song/tracks on "The Legendary A&M Sessions" are

  • Diddy Wah Diddy (Willie Dixon, Ellas McDaniel) 2:28
  • Who Do You Think You're Fooling? 2:10
  • Moonchild (David Gates) 2:30
  • Frying Pan 2:05
  • Here I Am I Always Am 2:33

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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band The Legendary A&M Sessions back cover

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"Legendary A&M Sessions" Record Label Details: White Label Edsel Records BLIMP 902 © 1986 Demon Records Copyright ℗ 1984 A&M Records Sound Copyright

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