Friday, December 18, 2015

Mama Lion 1972 Preserve Wildlife

Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:33:54
Size: 77,62 MB

Canada United States

Mama Lion was a blues/rock quintet formed in the early seventies by Canadian bass player, singer/songwriter & producer Neil Merryweather (born Robert Neilson Lillie, 1945 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Lynn (Catherine) Carey (born 1946 in Los Angeles) after the two had released one album "Vacuum Cleaner" as a duo. Other band members included Coffi Hall (drums), Rick Gaxiola (guitar) and Jim Howard (soundtrack composer James Newton Howard). This line-up recorded the debut album "Preserve Wildlife" (1972) with the now famous gatefold with Lynn Carey nursing a lion cub! (Søren Matzen Andersen)

"Back in the day", I first heard Mama Lion's version of "Ain't No Sunshine", followed immediately by "Be Bad With Me" and I was instantly rocked! As I listened to the rest of the album I was impressed with the consistent quality of singing, musicianship, and general innovativeness of the album. Lynn Carey is not Janis Joplin; she doesn't have to be. Her talent/singing is unique and fantastic in it's own right. The band is solid, energetic, and talented. This is a GREAT album that deserved to do better than it did and if you are at all interested in the genre of rock/blues than you will love this album. (ol'guy)


01 - Ain't No Sunshine 03:09

02 - Be Bad With Me 02:45

03 - Ain't Too Proud To Beg 03:34

04 - Wildcat 03:06

05 - Candy Man 03:32

06 - Mr. Invitation 04:46

07 - Sister, Sister (She Better Than A Man) 02:34

08 - Can't Find My Way Home 03:58

09 - It's Only A Dream 02:50

10 - Cry 03:40

Gamble for more Mama Lion

1 comment:

rintesh said...

Thanks for sharing. Had this album on vinyl a long long time back. Wonder what happened to this band!