J.D. Blackfoot ‎- The Ultimate Prophecy 1970 (USA, Psychedelic/Country Rock)

Исполнитель: J.D. Blackfoot
Откуда: USA
Альбом: The Ultimate Prophecy
Год выхода: 1970
Жанр: Psychedelic/Country Rock
Формат: MP3 CBR 320
Размер архива: 92.1 МB

J.D. Blackfoot was started when Tree member Ben Vandervort (vocals) took a hiatus from performing and came up with the ‘concept’ of J.D. Blackfoot. Vandervort (who used the stage name Benny Van at the time) created the concept, found a backer and made an offer to do a demo to the members of Tree. Dan Waldron (drums), Jeff Whitlock (guitar), and Michael Wheeler (guitar) took him up on it with the promise that they would be in the group if he could land a recording contract. Ex-Thirteeth Dilemma bassist Kenny May did not do the demos, but was added just before the «Ultimate Prophecy» was recorded. In 1970, Vandervort legally changed his name to J.D. Blackfoot. The first J.D. Blackfoot 45 was a catchy song called «Who’s Nuts Alfred», which was recorded at Cleveland Recording and got some good regional airplay. It was J.D.’s first Mercury/Phillips release. Mercury decided to do the album based on the success of the 45. Shortly before recording «The Ultimate Prophecy», the group added a well-known coffeehouse singer/songwriter, Craig Fuller of Pure Prairie League fame. Dan Waldron had seen Craig play (rumor has it that the hit song «Amy» was already in his act) and convinced him to join the band (no doubt, having a record deal helped). The group recorded the «Ultimate Prophecy» at a New York City studio. After the album was completed but prior to its release, Sterling Smith joined the band on keyboards, and Kenny May was fired from the band due to a personality conflict with J.D. Phil Stokes, from Sanhedrin Move, was recruited as the bass player after the recording but got credit on the LP. The LP itself was quickly recorded in a couple of days — if they had not pushed it, Mercury would have delayed the recording for several months. The LP was immensely successful in the Central Ohio area (#1-selling album for weeks) and moderately successful nationally, with a slightly edited version of «One Time Woman» getting the regional airplay. «Who’s Nuts Alfred» and «One Time Woman» both held number 1 rankings at WCOL in Columbus for eight weeks. The LP was eventually pulled by Mercury and removed from its catalog. A St. Louis DJ found a copy in a cutout bin a couple of years after its release. He dug it, played it on his station KSHE, and the record became a big hit with the St. Louis heads. Those were the good old days – when someone could actually play music on the radio without having to run it through some corporate focus group! J.D. moved to New Zealand with his family in 1972. He found new players there and moved on to record «The Song Of Crazy Horse», which was awarded New Zealand’s 1974 Album Of The Year. J.D. lived and recorded in New Zealand from 1972 to 1974 and again in 2000 and 2001 when he recorded the «Co-Dependent Dysfunctional You» Double CD. To date, he has released thirteen albums. Between his first and second trips to New Zealand, J.D. did extensive touring throughout the Midwest, owned and operated recording studios and record labels (Bison and Sisapa), sponsored four divisions of auto racing (winning three championships — in ’89, ’90, and ’91), wrote and recorded many albums of his own, and produced numerous projects for local Columbus musicians.

01. One Time Woman — 3:43
02. Angel — 3:49
03. We Can Try — 3:28
04. Good Day Extending Company — 4:44
05. I’ve Never Seen You — 3:14
The Ultimate Prophecy (06-10):
06. Prophecy — 5:45
07. Death’s Finale — 2:31
08. Cycles — 2:50
09. Waiting To Be Born — 4:50
10. Pink Sun — 5:17

J.D. Blackfoot (Benjamin Franklin Van Dervort) — lead vocals
Craig Fuller — guitar
Jeff Whitlock — guitar
Sterling Smith — organ
Phil Stokes — bass
Dan Waldron — drums
Dale Frashuer — producer


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