Sunday, December 16, 2007

1860 Band - "1860 Band" {New Zealand} [1978] (prog funk jazz)

After "Snakes Alive" from Australia, let we enlarge our tour in australasia. I heard many good things about this album, but couldnt find to listen till this month. searched this band a lot without knowing anything about them. and just learned they were pre Quincy Conserve and they were from New Zealand (thanks lars) Its one of a hidden treasure, that every lover of this type may enjoy.

some information i found;
The Quincy Conserve was formed in Wellington in late 1967 by Malcolm Hayman. Malcolm was an extremely talented musician who had already been on the music scene for twelve years by that stage. Hayman was only 15 years old when he arrived in Wellington in 1955 as a member of the Maori Hi Fives showband. The following year the singer-guitarist formed the Trademarks, long-time residents at the Mexicali, a popular nightspot owned by American expatriate Harry Booth. The Trademarks were very popular, and after four years of constant playing, queues formed to see them every time they played. Over the years, 30-odd musicians passed through the ranks of the Trademarks, before Malcolm disbanded the group in 1961. The Trademarks owed more than a little to the Maori showband tradition, where Hayman had learnt his licks, but the group gave Wellingtonians their first taste of rock'n'roll. One member of the Trademarks was Rodney "Dody" Potter, who was later a member of the Keil Isles and Dallas Four.

Following the demise of the Trademarks, Malcolm spent 18 months at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, followed by two years on the Australian-Pacific cabaret circuit with a variety of bands. Malcolm was a severe diabetic and in 1965, during a residency in New Caledonia, he came down with tuberculosis, spending the next 14 months in a Noumea hospital. He returned to Wellington in the middle of 1966 and formed a new band called the Soundells.

The Soundells had a residency at the Downtown Club in Wellington and at the end of 1967 they were enticed to go to Auckland to play there. They accepted the offer, but Malcolm decided not to go. Now without a resident band at the Downtown Club, owner Roy Young had enough faith in Malcolm to give him a budget to recruit, equip and rehearse a new band for his club. Malcolm immediately tried the rhythm section of Sounds Unlimited, who had just dissolved, but at rehearsals found that they were not appropriate. He then started scouring the countryside, looking for the best musicians, with a promise of a regular gig and more here

california dReaming..

thanks to my friend arv to make this lp available :)



nahavanda said...


Anonymous said...

What a Great find! Kind of a Funky Chicago or Blood,Sweat & Tears vibe to it...maybe a jazzy Tower Of Power.
Thank for bringing it to our attention.


Anonymous said...

Brilliant! I'm with D.Moose. This sounds like a smarter, jazzier version of Blood, Sweat & Tears, Chicago or Lighthouse. Thanks again for a rare lost gem.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone help me? I'm looking for a vinyl rip of 'The Making of Midgard' from Robert Calvert's 'Lucky leif' album. I've got the CD but this track has been ruined.
Keep on rockin'

Anonymous said...



zulaim said...

thanks for this beauty, but upload again plz. it is gone

hooks said...

word, this is one motherf***ing sick blog! one thing would make it better, a repost of this file, please......... peace

Qllerellws said...

Awesome !!!!! Really awesome !!!!!
Really thanks !!!!!

isabelbc said...

link works very well :o)

Mongrel said...

This is like the third time I've had to redownload this and the link doesn't work

isabelbc said...

try here, link in title

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