So how many people are there who can write hits for The Left Banke, Montage and Stories; be a mover and shaker and beloved figure on the New York City music and arts scenes; star on Broadway as the second lead in the controversial first run of "Hair", have several major record deals; launch a prestigious New York indie record label; have several acclaimed albums; write film soundtracks; play Woodstock and go down a storm
and STILL be a pretty obscure figure?!! Well, step up BERT SOMMER!
In Bert's story we'll meet Michael Brown, and Artie Kornfeld and Debbie Harry and The Shangri-Las and Sweetwater and Stories...and Paul Morrissey and Andy Warhol...and Tom Feher and Punky and Russian George and The Archies. And Victor Kahn, Bert's best pal, whose exploits as phographer for the Rolling Stones "Let It Bleed" and for the Woodstock Festival are legend. Plus, we'll learn all about the clique gathered around the buzzing New York City music and arts scene- in the days between The Tokens and Woodstock
and then between Woodstock and Punk Rock!
But most of all you will hear, for the first time ever on CD, the wonderful music of Bert Sommer...on his first classic, amazing Album "The Road To Travel" . Produced by Artie Kornfeld, a man with an amazing story in his own right, co-creator of the Woodstock festival being just part of a long CV...with some of the key players on the scene. Just superb!
First time on CD and totally remastered in strict Revola style!. Beautifully packaged by Bert's friend Victor Kahn, whose work on The Stones "Let It Bleed" and Hendrix' "Band Of Gypsies" covers, as well as his role as official photographer at Woodstock... tell you all you need to know!!
In depth notes, memories from friends of Bert, including Michael (Left Banke) Brown's first interview in ooh
decades and enthusiastic input from producer Artie Kornfeld and a cast of thousands!
A Lost Classic if ever there was one...from one of New York City's most amazing talents and a must for fans of American 1960's pop/rock song-craft / psychpop