Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 30, 1976 · Page 88
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 88

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 30, 1976
Page 88
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Flora Purim puzzles, but you may like her By Jim Canes I'm not sure what to make of the music created by jatz person Flora Purim, but I'll tell you this, I like a lot of her new album, Open Your Eye* You Cmn Fly. (Milestone M- 9066). This is avant-garde jazz, and some of it gets a little too avant for me, but when the instruments are recognizable and the rhythm not abnormal, Tin carried away by it'. The title cut is a quite nice piece, as is the flute and synthesizer duet, San Francinco River. If kite Wing/Block Wing, a vocal duet by Flora and husband Airto, is nice, and Airto's drumming on Convtna- tion holds the interest. All in all, it's an enjoyable experience. John David Souther is the man who writes some of Linda Ron- stadt's finest material. On Black Rote (Asylum 7E-1059), he performs his own songs, and sometimes he is especially good. Banging My Head Againil ike Moon, which opens the album, is excellent. When the tune began and I first heard the vocal, I thought it Disocussion was Rick Nelson singing. But no, it was a supenmooth Souther singing. Ms. Rohstadt joins the background voices On If You Have Crying Eye* and makes the arrangement sparkle. FaitMeii Love, a song Ms. Ronstadt already has interpreted, gets an outstanding reading by its creator. Some of the other songs sound as if they might work better with a different vocalist. I'm thinking of Black ROM, especially, but the true value of an album such as this is that one gets to hear the songwriter perform a tune the way he intended it. In most cases here, the songs are quite good. The Rubettes sound like every old rock'n'roll group you ever heard in the 1950's and 1960's. They are one of Britain's big bands, and on their debut U.S. album, Rubetu (MCA-2193), they create an atmosphere of good-time music that is infectious. There is nothing heavy on this set, nothing important, but by the same token, there is nothing to be dismissed. There is good fun here and I love it all. There's the high Frankie Valli falsetto, the deep do wah do wah and the Beach Boys, harmonies and old surfer and 'SO's themes perfectly recreated. I don't know if this group is serious or is putting us on, but the music here is better than Sha Na Na is creating. It is a treat from beginning to end. I especially like Juke Box Jive and Judy Hun Run, but I find I can't reject "Sha Na Na Song" even when I'm running late for work. I actually look forward to hearing Foe Bee 0 Dee. This is one record you're likely to be playing for a long time. Just for the fun of it. NELL 'CINEMA SOUTH MAT. m. M5 CAPITAL NEKS BOOK MART 15ttAWosh.SM. 341-9435 WILT ALSO Fftl RENTALS OWN · A JL TO n ML 'THE OTHER SIDE THE MOUNTAIN -TW OTHM m w it* MOWTMH- tun*« MAUT* HA9HTT · M . «rt KM) MNOCtt M Ort M C T P AGENCY): AKTCARNEV TERIGARR -HONUE1BHAN Many aftitn to select from CAUNNirusnt :xx-xxx-xxx-U'Xxx« xxx-xxx^xxx- MSCOVNT IOOKSTME ANLTriMS-KEP SHOWS IOOHS4HKMIJUUTJU. WS KIP'S DISCONT m swwim ST., ra. 342-421 342-4212 fcKfct.WIHiTlll.Kt.thrvW.lM3l- THE ONLY AREA APPEARANCE OF JONM*BMN.$Ti¥t HOWE. MKK MOM. CMMSMUM.MANWMtt TONIGHT ap.M. "THE BAD NEWS HWIKATBMS WISTIIASWKTMST. 34^2U2 1-Um-ANlTSMUT ONi MI1T l2iM-MH SMMK TICKETS ONSA1CNOW WALTER TTHALI TATUM O'NEAL CnKCHnt POUSETTE-DART BAND NEWEST t lADGEST PRODUCTION EVER. WITH STEREO SOUND AND REVOLUTIONARY NEW UGHTING SHOW TKKmAVAKAMJ ASLAItASSHOWnNH funm TIMES 7:30-9:20 SUNDAY JUNE 13 8P.M nodis ONSAUNOW KA0UEL WELCH ·AltytT KEtnt AEKOSM1III flOSOUTlETSBMCICHUKOt UVHlflHBMK ·-·ALSO ·-· DAVID CARRAOINE in KMTMIUTS ORDER BY MAIL NO AISO SHOWING "CAMPUS GHLS" SPECIAL GUESTS STARZ «ETK10SSt1«T.O»«l£SIOM.W.V/L2J»l CAH KMWO KUl HKUHXTDN LATt SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT 11 TO 1:30 ·SH9 WTIME; May m, . W.VA,2lm ·'i

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