Velvert Turner is largely known for being a protégé and student of Jimi Hendrix, who he met as a teenager in New York in the late ‘60s. The influence is immediately clear, with respect to both Turner’s guitar work and vocals. Some have even mistaken his only album for a “lost” Hendrix recording, and it’s hard to blame them. Velvert Turner Group’s self-titled 1972 release, which aptly closes with a tribute to Hendrix (a cover of “Freedom”), has been out of print for decades. Now it’s coming back to vinyl with a color pressing, mastered from original analog tapes, exclusively for Record Store Day Black Friday.
A1 “Madonna (Of The Seven Moons)” A2 Talkin’ ‘Bout My Baby” A3 “Country Chicken” A4 “Strangely Neww” A5 “Scarlet Warrior”
B1 “Three O’Clock Train” B2 “Just Look And See” B3 “’Xcuse Me, Gentleman (The Fall Of Atlantis)” B4 “(Love Rides…) The Slow Swirling Seas” B5 “Freedom” B6 “Madonna (of the Seven Moons) (Alternate Mix/Bonus Track)”