Break-A-Way Records
Devoted To The Music Of The Sixties
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Catherine´s Horse:
Garage Blues From Connecticut

 
         
  Ringers [BREAK 023 LP]  
  released 2010  
     
  [BREAK 027 CD]  
  released 2012  
 
Due to a long time growing interest into local 60s rock, most band stories, even of those who did put out
 
   
   
   
 
rare and local records, have since been written. Not so with Connecticut band Catherine´s Horse. Their sole album dates from 1969 and was released only in an inner sleeve and no cover. Due to its rarity it is still a largely unknown release among today's record collectors. But those who happen to be familiar with it, appreciate it for the fresh sound of the music and the clear production. That and the fact, that it’s an amazing white blues rock album with a strong garage attitude provided by five high school students who never played professionally. The tracks are nearly all cover versions of classic, often moody blues tracks reminiscent of early Paul Butterfield Blues Band or Blues Project. The only group original ''Sun Going Down'' hints at the talent and potential the band had and rounds off the groups effortless white electric bluesrock expertise. A detailed insert contains the band history as related by original members Roger Goodspeed, Jay Geary and Putnam Smith, alongside rare photos and memorabilia.
 
         
 
"One of the few LPs I know of with a clear influence from the first Grateful Dead LP, 
especially the Dead-derived take on "Good morning little schoolgirl". 
The downer tracks work the best; somehow these guys win me over. 
Not recommended for fans of the Ten Years After-type guitar-hero "blues".

Patrick "The Lama" Lundborg - The Acid Archives
 
         
   
TRACKLIST:


   
 
SIDE ONE 
1. Get Out Of My Life 
(A. Toussaint)
2. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl 
(Sonny Boy Williamson)
3. Good Times, Bad Times 
(Jagger – Richards)
4. Think Twice 
(John Lee Hooker)
5. Sun Going Down
(P. Smith – J. Geary)
 
SIDE TWO 
1. Rocket 88 
(J. Brenston – I. Turner)
2. Can't Keep From Cryin' 
(Blind Willie Johnson)
3. One More Mile 
(McKinley Morganfield)
4. Mind To Give Up Livin' 
(N. Adderly)
 
     
 
Listen to Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [click below]
 
 
 
         
 
Listen to Sun Going Down [click below]
 
 
 
         
 
Listen to Rocket 88 [click below]
 
 
 
         
   
 
Releases
     
 
THE SYNDICATE
    THE EGYPTIAN THING
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THE HORDE LP & 7" EP/CD
    PRESS BUTTONS FIRMLY
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THE REDONDOS LP
    FULL CIRCLE WITH...
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THE OLIVERS CD
    BEEKER STREET
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THE OLIVERS LP
    LOST DOVE SESSIONS
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THE OLIVERS Single
    I Saw What You Did b/w Beeker Street
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CATHERINE´S HORSE CD/LP
    Garage Blues From Connecticut
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THE ABSTRACTS:
 
Hey, Let´s GoNow
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THE ROOSTERS:
 
All Of Our Days
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THE RINGERS:
 
Let Them Be Known
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THE VAMPIRES:sold out
 
A Shot Of Rhythm ´n´ Soul
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THE TROUP:
 
Going Away With The Troup
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THE EMBERMANN FIVE:
 
Fire In Their Hearts
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THE HEARD MEET THE ONLY ONES:
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PSYCHOTIC REACTION:sold out
 
Masters Of Trash
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TRENCHMEN MEET THE LOST SOULS:
    North Dakota ´60s Garage
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THE FIFTH ORDER:
    Bonfire! The Return of...
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LOS YOUNG BEATS:
    The Exciting Sound Of...
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BELFAST GYPSIES: sold out
    I Want You/Baby Blue
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THE GUILLOTEENS: sold out
    Action!Action!Action!
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JAGGED EDGE aka THE OFF-SET:
    A Change Is Gonna Come
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UNITED TRAVEL SERVICE:
    Wind And Stone
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THE MORNING DEW:
    Early Years: Topeka, Kansas 66-69
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THE JUJUS:
    You Treat Me Bad
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