Uncle Dog (2) ‎– Old Hat



River Road
Movie Time
Old Hat
Boogie With Me
We've Got Time
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Mystery Train
Lose Me

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SG 4253 Uncle Dog (2) Old Hat(LP, Album) Signpost Records SG 4253 UK 1972 Sell This Version
2C 064-93736 Uncle Dog (2) Old Hat(LP, Album) Signpost Records 2C 064-93736 France 1972 Sell This Version
MCA 302 Uncle Dog (2) Old Hat(LP, Album) MCA Records MCA 302 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
MCA 302 Uncle Dog (2) Old Hat(LP, Album) MCA Records MCA 302 US 1973 Sell This Version
AIRAC-1118 Uncle Dog (2) Old Hat(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Air Mail Archive AIRAC-1118 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PTCD 8011 Uncle Dog (2) Old Hat(CD, RE, RM) Prog Temple PTCD 8011 UK 2013 Sell This Version


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June 17, 2016
referencing Old Hat, LP, Album, SG 4253
Old Hat,album(Signpost Records – SG 4253) by Uncle Dog was released again Dec 18, 2005 on the Air Mail Music label. Prior to its reissue on CD by an imprint of the estimable U.K. progressive rock label Voiceprint, Uncle Dog's 1972 album, Old Hat, commanded a fair amount among collectors of '70s rock, due to the presence of Free's lead guitarist, Paul Kossoff, alongside Malcolm Duncan and Roger Ball, who would shortly become the Average White Band's horn section.

Old Hat music CDs The problem is that although lead singer Carol Grimes has a fine bluesy voice -- she actually sounds a lot like a British version of the Joy of Cooking's Terry Garthwaite, no bad thing -- keyboardist Dave Skinner isn't much of a songwriter, and all of the tunes are basically amiable jams on tired old blues progressions. Old Hat songs One song is even called "Boogie With Me," for goodness sakes! (To be fair, Skinner does lay into some good organ lines on that song, its saving grace. Old Hat album ) This album isn't actually bad, but the album title is distressingly accurate. For die-hard fans of the boogie only, and maybe Smiths completists who want to know what producer John Porter (rhythm guitar and bass) was doing a decade or so before "Hand in Glove."

The times, I'll Be Your Baby Tonight and "Mystery Train" (Junior Parker and Dylan) are crisp and invigorating. The first is characterized by a combination of country / New Orleans - slide guitar, honky-tonk piano, pampilleux shares of saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and the second by his exuberance, vitality, cohesion, prancing and playing feisty musicians his pace to cut stroke charleston, piano hutin boultinant and finally the vehement lined Carol victorious bestial confusing!

The compositions are excellent, especially "River Road", beginning this duo album, a boogie woogie CCR, with beautiful of acoustic guitar, sax most smoking, and always this brazen piano, growling titillating Carol, hitting drummer stubborn and concise; "Old hat" also driven by the piano, towed by David, seconded by Carol with passion, one of those ballads that heckle you and invade the heart of a fierce and itching desire for space and freedom, and finally "We got time," which presents the full range of the genre with an organ and an emphatic sax, a guitar solo barbaric and twisted lyrics celebrating love - this wondrous love, limestone and myrophore! There, Carol does not sing, she opens roared, bubbling, expels his words with a force portentueuse grabs you and you empeint to sacred pleasures.

It is the flagship of the cake, the other titles are warm in comparison, note all the same "Movie Time" gambillant, smelling the 30s, and "Boogie with me," a lonely spruce lament that nor gin, nor TV, nor his "collect" the console discs: two songs accompanies John "Rabbit" Bundrick on piano - yes! yes! the same one who became famous this year with Free and later know fame with The Who.


August 31, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Old Hat, LP, Album, MCA 302
A short-lived rock group including Carol Grimes, who fronted Delivery in 1970
and also made solo recordings. John Pearson played drums on four of the tracks
and John 'Rabbit' Bundrick, who was later with The Who, played piano on two tracks.
Most of the songs were penned by Dave Skinner, although there are a few covers,
including Bob Dylan's I'll Be Your Baby Tonight” and Sam C. Phillips/Hermann Parker's
"Mystery Train". Carol Grimes' vocals are the most appealing thing about this album.
This album also features the Average White Band horn section and legendary Free
guitarist Paul Kossof (not credited). John Porter is a producer nowadays and produced
The Smiths and the John Lee Hooker's comeback album in 1989.