Friday, November 26, 2010

J.F. Murphy & Salt - "Last Illusion" {USA} [1973]

J.F. Murphy & Salt made a huge impact in late 60s and early 70s rock, forming a New York band that achieved cult-like status. Part of the hippie/psychedelic movement, J.F. Murphy & Salt played at the legendary debacle, Powder Ridge Rock Festival.
Aside from the rampant use of recreational drugs, this period in rock developed a political dimension that couldn't be ignored. J.F. Murphy & Salt remains a legend in this era, giving listeners of that era fond rock memories. http://www.fabu.com/brand/jfmurphysalt




01 Sweet Byrd
02 Which One
03 Teenage Fantasy
04 Touched by Love
05 Bell Toll
06 New York City-Home
07 Man Who is Alone
08 Last Illusion

- J.F. Murphy (lead vocals, piano, guitar)
- Ron Allard (background vocals, bagpipes, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute, tambourine)
- George Christ (background vocals, harmonica, vibraphone, congas, maracas, chimes)
- Bob Paiva (drums)
- Joe Parrino (background vocals, lead guitar, trombone, flute)
- Russell Warmolts (background vocals, bass)

Last Illusion...

Link in comments...

25 comments:

isabelbc said...

http://lix.in/-8e639b

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I've been looking for this for years. Finally! Great post.

Anonymous said...

thanks - sounds awfully nice !!

Tony said...

Great, thanks for this. This is one of the few artists with (at least) 5 LPs but almost nothing available on the net. Good to get a chance to hear this group at last.

Tony

Ben Sommer said...

Not exactly prog, eh? But nice - most crap indie rock these days would envy such interesting, hook-y production. Singer sounds kinda like Paul Westerberg

Tristan Stefan said...

Been listening to this all weekend, it's really good songwriting. Like the previous comment said, these songs are better than most stuff you hear on current radio, why is this so unknown? Thanks a million for finding and sharing Isabel.

Anonymous said...

how can i download it without having an account on that page?!!!!!

isabelbc said...

account?
what page?

Anonymous said...

Can you post their 1972 self-titled debut? Thank you.

isabelbc said...

here link to 1972 self-titled http://lix.in/-9528fb

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!

Ghostmetal said...

Wow. Thank you. This might be the only page on the internet where you can find this tune. You are awesome, Isabelbc.

LoneWolf said...

thank you so much for this. This whole blog has been a great discovery for me today. what a fantastic collection ! keep it up brother.

Jim Brent said...

An earlier Murphy project, 'STRANGE NIGHT VOYAGE' by the Merchants of Dream, originally released in 1968 by A&M Records (SP 4149), has just been reissued as a UK import CD. It's available via amazon.com.

Anonymous said...

What's with the Binverse or Usenet sign-ups??

isabelbc said...

I have no idea what happened to the other servers (megaupload, rapidshare etc), perhaps this problem is temporary, please try again tomorrow, if the problem persists I'll re-upload, ok?

Anonymous said...

the problem hasnt gone away!

isabelbc said...

new link http://lix.in/-9e0f18

Anonymous said...

thx for new link, megaupload is done the owner is arrested and facing up to 50 years for copyright infridgement and money laundering. I think mediafire is fine still.

Anonymous said...

new link is deleted as well.

isabelbc said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?8k8b9bg59y34k2k

Arizona Phossils said...

Thank you! I loved the song posted on here

Anonymous said...

Forgot how powerful this song was. Thanks for having it available.

Anonymous said...

1971, Cullowhee, NC (Western Carolina Univ.) They opened for the Byrds, and I was awestruck. Went immediately out to order album. I still consider them one of my top 10 favorites. Silver Horn and The Example are amazing songs. I use The Example in teaching middle school poetry.

Delia Jean Streefkerk said...

Do you have a new link for the self titled album? The other links for it are dead. Thank you.

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