For some years now, I've been searching for Youtube
postings of songs from Edgar Winter's debut LP,
Entrance, which to me ranks way up near the
top of my desert i-land iPhone play/wish list.
Until today, I've come up, empty-linked
and frustrated at the thought that
no-one else thought as much
about that album as I.
Well, imagine my surprise when my eyes spotted
the prize I've been striving and YT diving for:
2 video/song postings - from the same person -
popped up as results of my latest search. Both
are now embedded here, along with my
most hearty and heartfelt praise for
this astonishing debut from
a young Edgar Winter.
I first heard the album in 1970.
A pretty big year for music, 1970 was:
12 Songs (Randy Newman); Abraxas (Santana);
Deja Vu(CSN&Y); Led Zeppelin III;
New Morning (Bob Dylan);
Moondance (Van Morrison);
Lizard (King Crimson);
Straight Life (Freddie Hubbard);
My Goals Beyond (John McLaughlin);
Hello, I'm Johnny Cash, not to mention
John, Paul and George's first solo albums,
plus about a hundred or so more
timeless, GREAT records.
Out of Edgar's fruitful mind (and somewhat
overshadowed by the aforementioned list
of new releases) popped Entrance,
a still-fresh synthesis of jazz, blues,
pop, classical, improvisational
and truly sensational music,
featuring Edgar's multi-talents
on keyboards; saxes; percussion
and vocals. With the capable assistance
of his prodigious brother, Johnny, Edgar
created and laid down - for all time -
tracks that are still forward thinking
A somewhat interesting tidbit, with respect to Entrance
is that one of the songs (I believe it's "Hung Up")
contains a visceral, early reading of what would
become the alternate instrumental riff that
helped drive Winter's future hit,
"Frankenstein" to the top of the
airplay and sales charts,
about two years later.
Here are video/audio clips for "Fire and Ice"
and "Peace Pipe", preceded by a couple
of pix that I thought you might like...
seeing as everything I'm doing today's in 'twos'.
Mozz the Elder