March 14, 2007 Playlist


"The Inner Mounting Flame" by The Mahavishnu Orchestra (1971)
The Mahavishnu Orchestra "The Inner Mounting Flame"  1971 (UK/USA/Czechoslovakia/Ireland/Panama)
Think of "jazz fusion" and the slippery funk of Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Weather Report are probably the first sounds that come to mind.  Well, Mahavishnu Orchestra was an entirely different thing -- more like Frank Zappa's band playing speed metal!  It's no wonder this unit is probably the prog rock fan's favorite jazz group.  Another interesting thing about Mahavishnu is that all five members of the original line-up came from different countries:  leader John McLaughlin is British, keyboardist Jan Hammer is Czech, bassist Rick Laird is Irish, Billy Cobham is Panamanian, and violinist Jerry Goodman, formerly of jazz-rock group The Flock, is the  American.

(R) = Listener Request

Artist Song Album Year Country
Uriah Heep Sunrise The Magician's Birthday 1972 UK
UFO Rock Bottom Phenomenon 1974 UK
Deep Purple Chasing Shadows (R) Deep Purple 1969 UK
Tommy Bolin Marching Powder Teaser 1975 USA
Mahogany Rush All In Your Mind Maxoom 1973 Canada
Guru Guru Der Elektrolurch (R) Guru Guru
1973 Germany
Boredoms Super Good Super ae 1998 Japan
Algarnas Tradgard There Is A Time for Everything, There Is A Time When Even Time Will Meet Framtiden Ar Ett Svavande Skepp, Forankrat I Forntiden 1972 Sweden
The Mothers of Invention Prelude To The Afternoon of a Sexually Aroused Gas Mask (R) Weasels Ripped My Flesh 1970 USA
Kraan Gut Und Richtig Wintrup 1972 Germany
Agitation Free Laila (parts 1 & 2) Second 1973 Germany
Popol Vuh King Minos Einsjaeger Und Siebenjaeger 1974 Germany
Can Splash Soon Over Babaluma 1974 Germany
The Mahavishnu Orchestra Vital Transformation The Inner Mounting Flame
1971 UK, Ireland,
Panama, Czechoslovakia
Sonny Sharrock Peanut Black Woman
1969 USA
Eric Dolphy Hat And Beard Out To Lunch 1964 USA
July Jolly Mary July 1968 UK
The Human Expression Optical Sound A-side 7" single / Love At Psychedelic Velocity CD 1966 USA
The Human Equation The Sun Won't Shine Forever A-side 7" single / John Uzonyi's Peacepipe CD 1968 USA
The Human Instinct Stoned Guitar Stoned Guitar 1970 New Zealand
The Open Mind Free As The Breeze The Open Mind 1969 UK
St. John Green (prod. Kim Fowley) Messages From The Dead St. John Green 1968 USA
The Deep On Off - Off On Psychedelic Moods 1966 USA
The Hombres Take My Overwhelming Love (And Cram It Up Your Heart) A-side 7" single 1968 USA
The Del-Vetts Last Time Around A-side 7" single / Nuggets Vol. 2: Punk LP (Rhino label - various artists) 1966 USA
The Other Half (Randy Holden) Flight Of The Dragon Lady The Other Half (also A-side 7" single) 1967 USA
H.M.S. Bounty (Merrell Fankhauser) Drivin' Sideways (On A One Way Street) Things 1968 USA
The Standells All Fall Down Try It 1967 USA
The Count Five Declaration Of Independence A-side 7" single / Psychotic Reaction CD (Edsel label) 1968 USA
The Index Turquoise Feline The Index 1967 USA
Bent Wind Touch Of Red Sussex 1969 Canada
Savage Resurrection (prod. Abe Voco Kesh) Thing In "E" Savage Resurrection (also A-side 7" single) 1968 USA

Sly & The Family Stone Loose Booty Small Talk 1974 USA
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