Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Üvöltés - Allen & Lazlo Foldes' Hobo Blues Band
Our Christmas posting - Allen and the Hobo Blues Band's "Come Back Christmas" was from Üvöltés.
Here's the whole album, released, in Hungary, on the Krem/Hungaroton label in 1987.
The line-up was Laszlo Foldes (vocals), Dezso Dome (drums), Laszlo Fuchs (piano, electric organ and synthesizer & vocals), Egon Poka (bass, guitar, synthesizer & vocals), Rudolf Janos Toth (guitar, violin & vocals) & Allen (vocals and harmonium).
The track-listing - "Gospel Noble Truths" (sung in English), "Tear Gas Rag", "Guru Blues", "Come Back Christmas", "Cafe in Warsaw", "Sickness Blues" (again in English) and - side two - "Howl" (excerpts from Carl Solomonert's (sic) Hungarian translation of the poem, recited by Foldes against an increasingly swelling organ-bass-drums background)
Here's an alternative version (in fact, several alternative versions) of Allen's "Gospel Noble Truths"
and here's an alternative "Guru Blues".