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Babe Ruth - First Base FLAC

Performer: Babe Ruth
Genre: Rock
Title: First Base
Released: 1972
Style: Classic Rock, Prog Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 2386 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 2031 mb


The Runaways7:12
The Mexican5:45
Black Dog8:03
Per Qualche Dollaro In Piu (Interpolating)
King Kong6:40
Wells Fargo6:14


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
SHSP 4022Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album)Harvest, EMISHSP 4022UK1972
KMOFB-467Babe Ruth First Base ‎(Cass)OdeonKMOFB-467Brazil1972
SHSP 4022, 14C 062 - 05159Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album)Harvest, HarvestSHSP 4022, 14C 062 - 05159Greece1972
SHSP 4022Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album)HarvestSHSP 4022New Zealand1972
SHSP 4022Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album)Harvest, EMISHSP 4022UK1972
SHSPJ 4022Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album)HarvestSHSPJ 4022South Africa1972
EOP-80756Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album)OdeonEOP-80756Japan1972
EOP-80756Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album, Promo)OdeonEOP-80756Japan1972
SW-11151Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album)HarvestSW-11151Canada1973
SW-11151Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album)HarvestSW-11151US1973
3C 064 - 05159Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album)Harvest3C 064 - 05159Italy1973
1 J 062-05.159Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album)Harvest, EMI1 J 062-05.159Spain1973
SW-11151Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album)HarvestSW-11151Canada1973
SW-11151Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album)HarvestSW-11151Canada1973
SW-11151Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album)HarvestSW-11151US1973
SW-11151Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album)HarvestSW-11151Canada1973
SMOFB-467Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album)OdeonSMOFB-467Brazil1973
SW-11151Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album)HarvestSW-11151Canada1973
SW-11151 Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album, Jac)HarvestSW-11151 US1973
SW-11151 Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album, Jac)HarvestSW-11151 US1973
SW-11151Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album, Los)HarvestSW-11151US1973
SW-11151Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album, RP)HarvestSW-11151US1973
SHSP 4022Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album, RP)Harvest, EMISHSP 4022UK1974
0114C 062-1051591, SHSP 4022, 062-1051591Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album)Harvest, Harvest, Harvest0114C 062-1051591, SHSP 4022, 062-1051591Greece1978
TOCP-7692Babe Ruth First Base ‎(CD, Album)EMITOCP-7692Japan1993
CDLL-57343, CDL-57343Babe Ruth First Base ‎(CD, Album, RE)One Way Records , One Way Records , Cema Special Markets, Cema Special MarketsCDLL-57343, CDL-57343US1993
REP 4554-WPBabe Ruth First Base ‎(CD, Album, RE, Dig)Repertoire RecordsREP 4554-WPGermany1995
noneBabe Ruth First Base ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial, Dig)Repertoire Records noneRussia1995
BRCDR-023Babe Ruth First Base ‎(CDr, Album, RE, Unofficial)Collector's Digitally RecordingsBRCDR-023Russia2000
TOCP-70350Babe Ruth First Base ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap)Harvest, EMITOCP-70350Japan2008
REP 5165Babe Ruth First Base ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Min)Repertoire RecordsREP 5165Europe2010
WPCR-50428Babe Ruth First Base ‎(CD, Album, RE)ParlophoneWPCR-50428Japan2013
TOCP-71568Babe Ruth First Base ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Jew)HarvestTOCP-71568Japan2013
TPT 282Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180)Tapestry RecordsTPT 282Liechtenstein2013
REP 4554-WPBabe Ruth First Base ‎(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial)Repertoire Records REP 4554-WPRussia2014
MOVLP1415Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180)Music On VinylMOVLP1415Europe2015
WPCR-17314Babe Ruth First Base ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM)ParlophoneWPCR-17314Japan2016
noneBabe Ruth First Base ‎(6xFile, MP3, Album, RE, RM, VBR)ParlophonenoneUnknown
C2 26587Babe Ruth First Base ‎(CD, Album)Capitol RecordsC2 26587CanadaUnknown
CDLL-57343, CDL-57343Babe Ruth First Base ‎(CD, Album, RE)One Way Records , One Way Records , Cema Special Markets, Cema Special MarketsCDLL-57343, CDL-57343USUnknown
REP 4554-WPBabe Ruth First Base ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP, Dig)Repertoire RecordsREP 4554-WPGermanyUnknown
SHSP 4022Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album, RE)HarvestSHSP 4022UKUnknown
SHSP 4022Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album, RE)HarvestSHSP 4022UKUnknown
SHSP 4022Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album, RP)HarvestSHSP 4022UKUnknown
SW-11151Babe Ruth First Base ‎(LP, Album, RP)HarvestSW-11151USUnknown

About Album

First Base is an album by the rock music group Babe Ruth. Produced by Alan Shacklock and Nick Mobbs, and engineered by Tony Clark at the EMI's Abbey Road Studios between June and September 1972, it was released that year. The album track Wells Fargo - a hard rock song named after the cash-transporting stagecoach line of the American Old West, with lyrics evoking the era's cowboy legend - was released as a single and became an FM radio hit. First Base. Babe Ruth - First Base 1972. To favorites 7 Download album. Listen album. Progressive Rock. Babe Ruth. Songs in album Babe Ruth - First Base 1972. Babe Ruth - Wells Fargo. Babe Ruth - The Runaways. Babe Ruth - King Kong. Babe Ruth - Black Dog. Babe Ruth - The Mexican. Babe Ruth - Joker. Babe Ruth - Wells Fargo, 7 Inch Version Bonus. Babe Ruth - Theme From ''For A Few Dollars More'' Bonus. First Base was British hard rock group Babe Ruth's biggest success, both in terms of popular and critical acclaim. This LP defined an interesting junction between hard rock and progressive rock. The two driving forces behind this album were guitarist Alan Shackloc, who wrote most of the material, and vocalist Janita Haan, who came out as the perfect balance between Janis Joplin and Robert Plant. The album contained The Mexican, the band's classic song which also includes a theme by western soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone Per Qualche Dollaro in Piu. Listen free to Babe Ruth First Base Wells Fargo, The Runaways and more. 5 tracks 35:51. Wells Fargo 02. The Runaways 03. King Kong 04. Black Dog 05. The Mexican 06. Joker 07. Wells Fargo Single Version 08. A new version of is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. Play album. Get album. First Base is a music studio album recording by BABE RUTH Heavy ProgProgressive Rock released in 1972 on cd, lp, vinyl andor cassette. CD One Way Records - CDLL-57343 1993, Canada CD Repertoire REP 4554-WP 1995 CD One Way OWCD 57343 CD Beat Goes On - BGOCD 382 1998 Included with Amar Caballero on one CD. Released November 1972. First Base Tracklist. Well's Fargo Ruth : First Base,альбом, рецезия, трек-лист, mp3, тексты песен. Hard Rock. Список групп Hard Rock Babe Ruth First Base. Добавить рецензию. Add an audio file. Babe Ruth : First Base. The album went gold in Canada, sold well in the US, but had disappointing sales by comparison in the UK. The song The Mexican has been covered and remixed many times. Among them, it was covered in 1984 by John Jellybean Benitez with vocals by Janita Haan. The Mexican was also mixed into the third track of The Dirtchamber Sessions Volum. First Base is a music album by Babe Ruth released in 1972. First Base is ranked 15,372nd in the overall chart, 2,119th in the 1970s, and 214th in the year 1972. This album is rated in the top 6 of all albums on . First Base 1972. Album by Babe Ruth. The Mexican. was sampled in

About Performer

Babe Ruth is a rock music group, primarily active through the 1970s, from Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. Their characteristically 'heavy' sound is marked by powerful vocals from Janita Haan and full arrangements by Alan Shacklock. They are acknowledged as having more commercial s read more. They are acknowledged as having more commercial su. Babe Ruth are a rock band from Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. They were initially active in the 1970s and reformed in 2005. A predecessor of the group, called Shacklock after guitarist Alan Shacklock, was formed in 1970. Members included Janita Haan and Dave Hewitt, with Dave Punshon and Dick Powell later joining. The first release was their single Wells Fargo their first album, First Base, went gold in Canada. In 1973, Ed Spevock replaced Powell and Chris Holmes replaced Punshon on the second. Babe Ruth. Official Fan Page . I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can. 12 January 2011 . The Mexican. King Kong. The Mexican Remastered. Wells Fargo. Black Dog. The Mexican Millennium, Pt. Que Pasa. Babe Ruth Remastered. Amar Caballero Remastered. Most of Babe Ruth's records have been broken. In 1961, not only did Roger Maris break The Babe's 34-year-old record for most home runs in a season with 61: История рекорда 2001, but Maris' teammate on the '61 Babe Ruth - The Mexican. Mornin', sad mornin' Heaven will be there Mornin', sad mornin' What a laugh and out loud Ha ha ha ha ha. Update lyrics. Watch music video Babe Ruth - The Mexican online. Update music video. Send translation. Similar songs. Helloween - Mexican Babe Ruth cover. Grandmaster Flash - Babe Ruth - The Mexican. Babe Ruth, Rory Gallagher and Wishbone Ash are just a few of the performers that came out of the 70's that are still virtually unknown in the U. Although I had never heard of them, wasn't much to spend to take a risk. Babe Ruth, for some reason, had a following in Dayton, Ohio, in the early 70s. I saw them perform live on at least two occasions at Hara Arena, in Dayton, when I lived there. Those remain two of the most memorable concerts of my youth. The BBC artist page for Babe Ruth. Find out more about our use of this data. ВКонтакте универсальное средство для общения и поиска друзей и одноклассников, которым ежедневно пользуются десятки миллионов человек. Мы хотим, чтобы друзья, однокурсники, одноклассники, соседи. BABE RUTH is a Heavy Prog, Progressive Rock artist from United Kingdom. BABE RUTH. Heavy Prog , United Kingdom. From , the ultimate progressive rock music website. Tour & shows updates. Press & news updates


I suppose "Wells Fargo" may be one of the first female-led hard rock tunes out there.

Did this ever come with a poster as in the pictures above?

More likely an In store P.O.P. Item. Three more words.

Does this listing have the right image? My copy with these matrix numbers is the version with BABE RUTH in larger letters on the front.

Musicianship is solid throughout and Brent Carter's sax solo on 'Wells Fargo' remains as one of the few standouts along with the hit singles 'The Mexican' and 'The Joker' as well as the Frank Zappa cover 'King Kong'. The album however lacks balance bouncing from funk to prog-rock to jazz and psychedelic rock with a mash of congos, cellos, oboes, high-pitched vocals scattered throughout.'First Base' remains still somewhat erratic forty+ years later and 40+ plays later. That said, the last two tracks are stellar in every sense of the word.

Babe Ruth was a five-piece rock band formed in 1971 out of a group called Shacklock (named after their songwriter/guitarist Alan Shacklock) in Hatfield, England, and they recorded this, their debut LP, the following year at EMI's Abbey Road studios. Alongside interesting covers of Jesse Winchester ('Black Dog') and Frank Zappa ('King Kong'), the record's opening song 'Wells Fargo' displays the band's recurring obsession with using Hispanic/western themes in their work. Another example of this and the stand-out track on the album is 'The Mexican' which begins with a delicate Spanish guitar intro and then has original Babe Ruth vocalist Jennie "Janita" Haan beltin' out lyrics about a soldier serving under Santa Anna (during the 1836 Texan Revolt) before culminating in a big guitar riff borrowing Ennio Morricone's theme to spaghetti-western 'For a Few Dollars More' (Babe Ruth went on to cover Morricone's 'A Fistful of Dollars' on their self-titled third album); crucially the song also has a solid drum and bassline backing throughout. Despite being by a British band, the 'First Base' LP proved to be most successful in Canada. Steve D'Acquisto heard the song during a visit to Montreal which led to it getting played at David Mancuso's legendary The Loft events in Manhattan where it became a firm favourite with party-goers, and yet the track had its most significant cultural impact in the Bronx during the birth of hiphop.In the early/mid 1970's in the Bronx the biggest dance parties were hosted by Kool DJ Herc, starting out in the rec-room at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue and later spilling out into the first outdoor block parties. Although his mighty Herculoids rig was also an important factor, Herc established his reputation by crate-digging in record stores so that he could play the most exclusive and obscure records that the radio stations (and other Bronx party deejays) didn't have - he even concealed the labels to keep them secret. Whilst playing he observed that many of the dancers (who he dubbed his "b-boys") would wait for the funky drums on the instrumental break of a record before going wild on the dancefloor and he struck upon the idea of extending the break by either juggling between two copies of the same song (notably looping James Brown's "clap yer hands, stomp yer feet" line from the album remix of 'Give it Up or Turnit a Loose') or mixing together several different "break" tracks. Herc named this part of his set the "merry-go-round", unaware that he'd simultaneously pioneered the concept of the "break-beat" and kickstarted the entire hiphop movement! ...and the link to Babe Ruth is that one of Kool Herc's favourite vinyl exclusives to play in the merry-go-round was 'The Mexican'.The track became a Bronx block party anthem and was a frequent influence when hiphop records started to get released in later years, for example seminal electro classic 'Planet Rock' rips the "Morricone bit" (around four minutes in) and 'Go to Work' by Kool D samples the guitar riff while 'Feel It (The Mexican)' by the Funky Four on Sugar Hill converts some of the guitar parts into trebly brass and squiggly synth riffs, copies the percussion and uses the same lyrical metre (but different words). Although it'll never be as big as the Apache break (another "discovery" credited to Herc), the distinctive bassy Mexican break was used on several old skool hiphop tracks such as 'Africa (Goin' Back Home)' by Doug E Fresh, 'Prisoners of War' by Organized Konfusion and 'On the Run' by the Jungle Brothers. All the original breaks tracks from the 70's are still just as popular today in the breakin' scene (although most of them were recorded by black American funk acts, not white British rock bands!) and Babe Ruth's contribution in particular is respected and revered as a classic. This explains why DJ Spitfire used the break and vocals throughout his intro tracks on the first 'Strictly B-Boy Breaks' compilation in 2000 and I've even seen footage of a breakin' competition where not only does the deejay play 'The Mexican' during the final b-boy battle but the event is actually named after one of the lyrics: "Chico Got To Have His Share".Elsewhere - outside the hiphop world - 'The Mexican' has inspired several cover versions: in 1978 Disco Circus and Bombers both included disco versions on their respective self-titled debut LPs, in 1984 John "Jellybean" Benitez got Janita Haan on board for a freestyle interpretation that topped the Billboard dance chart and in 1999 German metallers Helloween recorded their take on the song for their compilation of covers entitled 'Metal Jukebox'. Another copycat track is the massive 1988 warehouse rave anthem 'Dreams of Santa Anna' by Orange Lemon (Todd Terry) which has a magical Morricone synth lead and a few sampled vocals (presumably taken from the acappella on the Jellybean 12"); Todd Terry's 'The Texican' and JD's 'Good Vibrations' from the same period also feature similar elements. In 1993 Sonia Papp sung the original vocals over a poppy (Pappy?) dance beat for her own 'The Mexican' single while Thalía borrowed the drum and guitar parts for her 2002 single 'Dance Dance (The Mexican)'.The song's historical significance and classic status is evidenced by its various appearances on (non-rock) compilations, for example the legendary Grandmaster Flash included it on his 'The Official Adventures...' compilation on Strut and it's one of several hiphop-sampled 70's breaks tracks used on the Prodigy's 1997 'Dirtchamber Sessions' mix album where Liam plays a long section of 'The Mexican' and even extends the instrumental break hiphop-style. It's also included on the Big Apple Productions old skool breaks megamix on the 'Ultimate Lessons 2' compilation, again with the break looped (which is no mean feat if mixed live on turntables as the basic guitar-free drum break is only four beats long).Obsessives (like me!) should also check-out Morricone's original whistled theme to Sergio Leone's 'For A Few Dollars More', the cover version of it by Material featuring scratches by Grandmixer D.St (available on the 1992 reissue of the 'Memory Serves' album) and the remix by Terranova with appropriately twangy spaghetti-western guitar and a funky breakbeat (on the 'Morricone Rmx' compilation). Also listen to 'The Good, The Bad and The Dread' by Dreadzone which samples the whistling from the Morricone original.In 2002 Hooch, the founder and promoter of the UK B-Boy Championships, successfully convinced the band to play at the event that year with a line-up including Alan Shacklock, Janita Haan and original keyboardist Dave Punshon. This lead directly to the band reforming and - a whole three decades after their previous LP - recording the album 'Qué Pasa' in 2006. This included a new version of the track entitled 'The Mexican Millennium', split into three parts with the central 'Santa Ana' portion rearranged slightly (but still using that classic Morricone riff) and with the drum break replacing the original beatless intro, presumably to make it more deejay-friendly. In the same year 'The Mexican' was included as one of the unlockable songs on the (BAFTA Video Games Awards nominated) soundtrack to the Sony PS2/PSP video-game B-Boy. After its initial digital release, a physical issue of 'Qué Pasa' finally became available in 2009 with several nods to the band's hiphop legacy on the artwork including shouts to Hooch ("if it wasn't 4 u!"), Crazy Legs, Herc and Flash, graffiti text and web addresses for both the UK B-Boy Champs and B-Boy game.Perhaps inspired by the band's reunion, recent years have seen further reworkings by other artists including novel funk cover versions by The Baker Brothers (on their 2008 'Avid Sounds' album), Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop (on a 2006 single and 2009 album) and Q.A.S.B. & Ryuhei the Man (on a 7-inch in 2012), all featuring new vocalists. (There was also a dirty house version by Deekline & Tim Healey in 2010, with three remixes including a dubstep version by JFB & Ed Solo, which are all probably best avoided!)In 2016 'The Mexican' featured in the fourth episode of the Netflix miniseries 'The Get Down' - a musical odyssey through the South Bronx in the late 70's. It's cool to see "The Founder" Kool Herc (portrayed by Eric D. Hill Jr.) dropping the track at an underground dance party. We only get a few precious seconds but the show makes up for it by reprising the song over the end credits of that episode.

Yes both disco bands Disco Circus and The Bombers released versions. Both bands were out of Montreal. You guys were very popular up here for sure. BR was my first ever concert back in 74 in Ottawa and then I got to see them again at Ottawa Bluesfest 2010 on their 2 city (Ottawa & Montreal) & 1 ski resort Tremblant which is located between both cities lol. At the Bluesfest show the whole band came out after and signed autographs for well over an hr. Took pics, etc. Both their shows have really resonated with me. Of the many concerts I have seen there is only a few that manage to hit me emotionally and have endured through my life. yes thats both Babe Ruth shows, Bob Marley 1980/81 Ottawa and my night at CBGB's back in 79. I have no idea who we saw but the music blew me away.

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Listen to this: (Brazilian versions):https://www.discogs.com/Various-Sua-Paz-Mundial-Sonz%C3%A3o-Jovem/release/1381033https://www.discogs.com/Various-20-Sucessos-Em-Orbita-Volume-4/release/6631638https://www.discogs.com/Various-Isto-Bom-Demais/release/8884196(These are the same recordings. In different compilations...)https://www.discogs.com/Los-Tropicanos-Volume-9-/release/5476808

Thank for such a documented review! I knew Todd Terrys version since 1988 but later I found out it was a version of Babe Ruth's "The Mexican" and at same time "The Mexican" was a version of Ennio Morricone's tune from the Western film. This song has something special and Ennio's whistle too! That's why so many DJs and bands have versioned it!Thank you indeed!!

Excellent informative write up, thanks. After all these years I never realised they're from Hatfield, 5 miles down the road from me!