Saturday, December 12, 2009

Mack Sigis Porter - Peace on You (Ghana-Italy 1972)

Mack Porter - Peace on You (Ghana-Italy 1972, Prog Psych)

Born: Ghana

Currently: Italy

Also Known As: Mack Sigis Porter, Mack Squire.

LP - Peace on you (RiFi RDZ ST 14213 - 1972)
45 - Mary Grace/Yellow high (RiFi RFN NP 16420 - 1971)
45 - Freedom (All men should be free)/Sunday in neon lights (RiFi RFN NP 16491 - 1972)+ others

* Mack Sigis Porter (Vocals),
* Enrico Fratini (Guitar),
* Fabio Pesaresi (Bass),
* Giancarlo Sarano (Drums),
* Vince Tempera (Piano And Organ),
* Alberto Baldan (Vibes),
* Sergio Rigon (Flute),
* Massimo Verardi (Guitar),
* Rolando Ceragioli (Drums).

01. Miles to Go
02. Back Home
03. Peace on You
04. Sunday in Neon Lights
05. The Seventh House
06. Till the Fall
07. Freedom

Here is one of rarest psych records issued in Italy, 6 stars on Hans Pokora book!

A black african artist, born in Ghana during the English colonial occupation, Mack Porter moved to Netherlands and then to Italy in the late 60's, releasing here four pop and soul-oriented singles for the small Naples label Fans. In 1969 he won the Un disco per l'Europa song contest in Lugano, Switzerland. Signed to RiFi he made a concept album in 1972, under the name of Mack Sigis Porter, called Peace on you, strongly inspired by psych and slightly progressive atmospheres, with wild guitar solos (and some Hendrix-like vocals) but even some orchestral arrangements. Among the guest musicians there was keyboardist Vince Tempera from Il Volo. The rare and expensive album was housed in a nice gatefold centre-opening cover that had the small cutout of a bird shape in the central part. It's totally untrue that it only came out in a handful of promo copies as some insist. The album was a standard release that had no promotion at all and sold in minimal quantities.The first reissue ever produced for this album has been issued by the German label Shadoks Music in 2006, a wonderful limited pressing of 400 copies with thick cover (centre-foldout as the original) and heavy vinyl, absolutely recommended!After his musical career Porter became a stylist, and he's currently still working in this field under the name Mack Squire.
~ by
This is a truly underestimated album. Mack Sigis Porter is from Africa and his vocals sound a little like Hendrix. Check out track Sunday which is mind blowing. I bought the album on the strength of this track alone.
~ by Screwball (RYM).
This record was issued in Italy in the 1972, april and the good musiciens that join with the nice Mack Sigis Porter voice in the seven tracks - sung in english - are all italians. The record is composed by different pieces that we could definie 'soft progressive', very well amalgamated and relaxing.The first track, Miles To Go, begins with the two acoustic guitars of Enrico Fratini and Massimo Verardi evolving in a more articulate 'crescendo'. The best tracks are: Peace On You 10:08 minutes long with the piano and the organ played by Vince Tempera and the Sergio Rigon flute in evidence.Another good track is Sunday In Neon Lights opening the second side with a nice attack of fuzz guitar a little hard oriented taken by the soundtrack La morte scende leggera of the year 1972, as we can see by the notes written inside. The record is housed in a gatefold centre-opening cover that have the small cut-out of a dove shape in the central part. It reminds to the DR. Z cover record.Very rare and expensive record: it's value is circa 1000 dollars. Some promo copies exist too.
~ by

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Mack Sigis Porter - Peace on You (Ghana-Italy 1972)



Heavypsychmanblog said...

Do you have following Heavy albums?

Smack 1968

Blues spectrum - we were Blues spectrum 1969

Alain Franlins explosion - Blues Climax 1969

Rock on

alfaios said...

I don't have these albums my friend, Sorry...

Anonymous said...

Good stuff -- thanks for the music!

orizont said...

All the links seem to be dead. Re-up please?

alfaios said...

NEW Rapidshare link posted. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

good lord a rapidshare link that actually works! thanks a lot for this.