Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Ardent


















Okay. It seems the "controversy" over Will's Chris Bell post has died down. So until I can find the time to do a proper post with records and such, I offer you this supplementary listening material from the excellent and newly released, Thank You Friends: The Ardent Records Story.

Download:

"Miss Eleana" mp3
by Sid Selvidge, 1969.
available on Thank You Friends: The Ardent Records Story

"Lovely Day" mp3
(early demo version of "Stroke It Noel")
by Alex Chilton, 1974.
available on Thank You Friends: The Ardent Records Story

"Downs" mp3
(demo: pre-marimba)
by Alex Chilton, 1974.
available on Thank You Friends: The Ardent Records Story

"Love You (All Day Long)" mp3
(alternate mix)
by Tommy Hoehn, 1975.
available on Thank You Friends: The Ardent Records Story

top image: William Eggleston Journal, 1978.
© Eggleston Artist Trust

3 comments:

BATMAN said...

Can you shed any light on "Love You (All Day Long)"? This was part of a tape I got from a friend circa 1989 before Rykodisc released "I Am the Cosmos" and I understood that it was part of that Chris Bell album. It sounds like him, no? Who is Tommy Hoehn?

Ted Barron said...

from the all music guide...

Tommy Hoehn is another in a long line of musicians from Memphis who should have been big but never even came close. Hoehn's first claim to fame was providing background vocals for Big Star's Third/Sister Lovers. He also sang some backups for another legendary "lost" Memphis band, the Scruffs. In the mid-'70s he recorded the classic power pop single "Blow Yourself Up" which was featured on Rhino's D.I.Y.: Come Out and Play: American Power Pop (1975-78) compilation. In 1977 Hoehn released his debut album, Spacebreak, and followed it up in 1978 with Losing You to Sleep on London Records. Around this time he co-founded the band Prix with fellow Alex Chilton veteran Jon Tiven. They managed to release one single before disintegrating. In 1981 Hoehn put out another LP, I Do Love the Light, and then, for the most part, vanished. He returned in a big way in 1997 releasing two albums, Of Moons & Fools and Turning Dance, for the Frankenstein label. In 1999 he joined forces with fellow obscure Memphis pop legend Van Duren to record an album. Hailstone Holiday was hailed as a return to form for both men. ~ Tim Sendra, All Music Guide

fantom said...

hi... I bought this great CD after learning of it here, but in carrying around the great tome of a liner note, accidentally ruined the last two pages such that I didn't get to/can't read them (or 2.5 paragraphs in particular). Any way I can convince someone to scan those?