Keef Hartley Band

Keef Hartley Band - The Battle Of North West Six (1969) [Reissue 2008]

Keef Hartley Band - The Battle Of North West Six (1969) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 255 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers - 39 MB
Genre: Progressive/Blues/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoreric Recordings (ECLEC 2052)

Keef Hartley came to prominence as a member of the british R&B group the artwoods before joining John Mayall'sBluesbreakers in 1967. He contributed to the album crusade before leaving in 1968 to form the first line-up of his own band. He recorded his first album, "Halfbreed" for Decca's Deram label in March 1969. Regarded as a classic of the fusion of rock, jazz and blues, Hartley went one better later in the year by changing the lineup of his band to include gifted guitarist, vocalist and writer Miller Anderson. This new band recorded the wonderful "The Battle Of North West Six" for decca later that year, around the same time they performed at the legendary Woodstock Festival…

Keef Hartley Band - Overdog (1971) [Reissue 2008]  

Posted by gribovar at Dec. 16, 2015
Keef Hartley Band - Overdog (1971) [Reissue 2008]

Keef Hartley Band - Overdog (1971) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 236 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Progressive/Hard/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoreric Recordings (ECLEC 2048)

This reissue of Overdog features the bonus single edits of Roundabout, one of their best loved and most powerful works. Along with a reissue of The Time is Near, this release sees the beginning of a reissue campaign by Esoteric Recordings of the classic Keef Hartley Band albums. After the subtleties and suppleness of 1970's The Time Is Near…, the Keef Hartley Band's third full-length, the group returned the following year with Overdog, a set that kicks them into overdrive. Opening with a dramatic flourish of wah-wah guitar, the anthemic "You Can Choose" instantly wipes all memories of the intricate design of the preceding album off the board…
Keef Hartley Band - Little Big Band (1971, CD Reissue 2005)

Keef Hartley Band - Little Big Band
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 241 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: COE Records | Country/Year: UK 2005, 1971
Genre: Rock | Style: Blues Rock, Jazz Rock, Classic Rock

…Keith Hartley was born in Preston, Lancashire. His career began as the replacement for Ringo Starr as a drummer for Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, a Liverpool-based band. Subsequently he played and recorded with The Artwoods, then achieved some notability as John Mayall's drummer. He then formed The Keef Hartley (Big) Band, mixing elements of jazz, blues, and rock and roll; the group played at Woodstock in 1969. They released five albums, including Halfbreed and The Battle of North West Six (characterised by a reviewer for the Vancouver Sun as "an amazing display of virtuosity"). After that Hartley released a 'solo' album (Lancashire Hustler, 1973) and then he formed Dog Soldier with Miller Anderson (guitar), Paul Bliss (bass), Derek Griffiths (guitar) and Mel Simpson (keyboards)…
Keef Hartley Band - Seventy Second Brave (1972, CD reissue 2009)

Keef Hartley Band - Seventy Second Brave
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 229 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Esoteric Recordings # ECLEC2100 | Country/Year: Europe 2009, 1972
Genre: Rock | Style: Blues Rock, Jazz Rock, Classic Rock

…Keith Hartley was born in Preston, Lancashire. His career began as the replacement for Ringo Starr as a drummer for Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, a Liverpool-based band. Subsequently he played and recorded with The Artwoods, then achieved some notability as John Mayall's drummer. He then formed The Keef Hartley (Big) Band, mixing elements of jazz, blues, and rock and roll; the group played at Woodstock in 1969. They released five albums, including Halfbreed and The Battle of North West Six (characterised by a reviewer for the Vancouver Sun as "an amazing display of virtuosity"). After that Hartley released a 'solo' album (Lancashire Hustler, 1973) and then he formed Dog Soldier with Miller Anderson (guitar), Paul Bliss (bass), Derek Griffiths (guitar) and Mel Simpson (keyboards)…

Keef Hartley Band - Overdog (1971, CD reissue 1994)  

Posted by luckburz at June 4, 2014
Keef Hartley Band - Overdog (1971, CD reissue 1994)

Keef Hartley Band - Overdog
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 224 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deram # 820 974-2 | Country/Year: Europe 1994, 1971
Genre: Rock | Style: Blues Rock, Jazz Rock, Classic Rock

After the subtleties and suppleness of 1970's The Time Is Near…, the Keef Hartley Band's third full-length, the group returned the following year with Overdog, a set that kicks them into overdrive. Opening with a dramatic flourish of wah-wah guitar, the anthemic "You Can Choose" instantly wipes all memories of the intricate design of the preceding album off the board. Big and brash, "Choose" pounds rock into funk with savage delight. In contrast, "Plain Talkin'" is all grit and glory, strutting its Stax-y antecedents center-stage, and smugly smirking at their hard-rocking ex-Brit beat contemporaries, who lost the blues in their rush to rock…
Keef Hartley Band - The Battle Of North West Six (1969, CD reissue 1992)

Keef Hartley Band - The Battle Of North West Six
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 246 MB | LQ Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deram # 820 931-2 | Country/Year: Europe 1992, 1969
Genre: Rock | Style: Blues Rock, Jazz Rock, Classic Rock

…Keith Hartley was born in Preston, Lancashire. His career began as the replacement for Ringo Starr as a drummer for Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, a Liverpool-based band. Subsequently he played and recorded with The Artwoods, then achieved some notability as John Mayall's drummer. He then formed The Keef Hartley (Big) Band, mixing elements of jazz, blues, and rock and roll; the group played at Woodstock in 1969. They released five albums, including Halfbreed and The Battle of North West Six (characterised by a reviewer for the Vancouver Sun as "an amazing display of virtuosity"). After that Hartley released a 'solo' album (Lancashire Hustler, 1973) and then he formed Dog Soldier with Miller Anderson (guitar), Paul Bliss (bass), Derek Griffiths (guitar) and Mel Simpson (keyboards)…

Keef Hartley Band - The Time Is Near... (1970)  

Posted by uff at May 30, 2014
Keef Hartley Band - The Time Is Near... (1970)

Keef Hartley Band - The Time Is Near… (1970)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Eclectic ECLCD 1027 24bit remaster | rel: 2005 | 250Mb

At the time, the transformation from R&B into hard rock and prog rock seemed seamless, swept along a current of subtly shifting styles, a view today cemented by hindsight into inevitability. But all one has to do is listen to bands that fell by the wayside to see that the end result was in no way insured, and that other paths beckoned, only to quickly become cul-de-sacs. Drummer Keef Hartley established his reputation upon joining British blues legends John Mayall's Bluesbreakers in 1967, performing on four of their albums before his departure the following year.

Keef Hartley Band - Halfbreed (1969)  

Posted by uff at April 27, 2014
Keef Hartley Band - Halfbreed (1969)

Keef Hartley Band - Halfbreed (1969)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Decca 820 978-2 | rel: 1992 | 310Mb

1st album by the excellent Keef Hartley Band, one the best Blues / Rock / Jazz ensembles ever, founded by drummer Keef Hartley following his stint with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. The band featured a nucleus consisting of singer / guitarist Miller Anderson, guitarist Spit James, keyboardist Peter Dines, bassist Gary Thain and Hartley on drums. In addition a horn section was added to expand the band's sound, which on this album consisted of the best horn players in Britain: trumpeters Henry Lowther and Harry Becket and saxophonists Lynn Dobson and Chris Mercer.
Keef Hartley - Lancashire Hustler (1973, CD Reissue 2009)

Keef Hartley - Lancashire Hustler
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 261 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Esoteric Rec. # ECLEC2101 | Country/Year: UK 2009, 1973
Genre: Rock | Style: Blues Rock, Jazz Rock, Classic Rock

…Keith Hartley was born in Preston, Lancashire. His career began as the replacement for Ringo Starr as a drummer for Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, a Liverpool-based band. Subsequently he played and recorded with The Artwoods, then achieved some notability as John Mayall's drummer. He then formed The Keef Hartley (Big) Band, mixing elements of jazz, blues, and rock and roll; the group played at Woodstock in 1969. They released five albums, including Halfbreed and The Battle of North West Six (characterised by a reviewer for the Vancouver Sun as "an amazing display of virtuosity"). After that Hartley released a 'solo' album (Lancashire Hustler, 1973) and then he formed Dog Soldier with Miller Anderson (guitar), Paul Bliss (bass), Derek Griffiths (guitar) and Mel Simpson (keyboards)…
Miller Anderson Band - Live at Rockpalast 2010 (2011)

Miller Anderson Band - Live at Rockpalast 2010 (2011)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | MPEG-2 Video, NTSC 16:9 (720x480), 29.97fps, 9208kbps | LPCM 2.0 | 84min | 6100Mb
Rock | MIG 90357 DVD | rec: 2010 | covers

Miller Anderson has played on some of the greatest stages in the world with some of the biggest acts. He was at Woodstock as the Singer/guitarist with The Keef Hartley Band, playing just before Santana. Sadly, due to a bad managerial decision, the Hartley Band's performance was not filmed. He made five albums with Hartley before leaving to release his first solo project 'Bright City' followed by 'Hemlock' which also became the name of his new band. A few years later Miller joined forces with Kim Simmonds and Stan Webb as Savoy Brown releasing one album 'The Boogie Brothers'. It was this line up that toured all over the United States with Deep Purple and selling out Madison Square Gardens. Over the next few years he played with Mountain, The Dukes, T Rex, The Donovan Band and was a member of The Spencer Davis Group for over fifteen years.