Saturday, August 30, 2014

Superdude


In which Pickwick exploits blacksploitation. What you get then, I suppose, is a double negative.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Encounter


O my love, where are they
Where are they going
The flash of a hand
Streak of movement
Rustle of pebbles
I ask not out of sorrow
But in wonder

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Sycamore Street Singers


Terrorism, ebola, race riots, earthquakes, conflicts in the Mideast ... the world is in the shitter. Time to break out some easy listening.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Peter Gallway


This one fills a request. You know, if all the leaders of all the countries spent more time listening to music and less time blowing each other up, what a wonderful world it would be.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Ohio Knox


Here's a nice set of '70s-styled singer/songwriter tunes by Peter Gallway, formerly of the Fifth Avenue Band. He's got the support of John Sebastian on guitar and harmonica, and CSNY's Dallas Taylor on drums.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Golden Gate Strings


Is there still such a thing as elevator music? If so, this record of easy listening Dylan interpretations would fill the bill.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Joyous Noise


Here are the two albums by Joyous Noise, a country rock band that consisted of Dennis Dragon, Lee Montgomery, Marc McClure, Happy Smith, and Lance Wakely. It was produced by Ron Elliott of Beau Brummels fame.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Dylan Jazz


Some very hip interpretations of His Bobness, performed by Wrecking Crew members Al De Lory (piano), Lyle Ritz (bass), Hal Blaine (drums), Jim Horn (flute, sax), and Glen Campbell (guitar).

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Tomorrow


This one is for my dad, who passed away in 2001. He would've been 93 on this day. By the by, you would greatly support ol' Mondo if you actually purchased this album. Any amount would help. I leave it up to you ...

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Gene Cotton


After a couple mellow Impact recordings, folk singer Gene Cotton increased his hair length and emerged with a more serious artistic sound. "In the Gray of the Morning" starts off with a take on the Moody Blues’ "Question," a phrase that inspired the album title. Originals such as "Apathy," "American Indian Blues," "Opry House Blues," "Lessons of History," along with Dylan’s "When the Ship Comes In" are toned down as far as the Christian message is concerned, though the beautiful acoustic track "Blessed" is pretty straightforward.

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Paige Claire


The sole record from Ms. Claire comes over at times like junior league Dusty, but it's pretty great nonetheless. Features songs by Tom "Partridge Family" Bahler and David "Bread" Gates, and arrangements by Al Capps and Harry Betts.

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Gene Cotton


Here, by request, is an album by singer/songwriter Gene Cotton, who, according to Wiki, was instrumental in 1970s pop singer Michael Johnson's career. And then he went and became a Christian. Or something.

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Lani Hall


A sun-kissed record from the former singer of Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66, nicely produced by hubby Herb Alpert.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

John Simon


If this record sounds similar to the second album by the Band, that's because John Simon helped to produce that record and also because Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel return the favor by performing here. Simon's voice is a bit thin and creaky, but I think that adds to the overall charm, which this disk has in spades. This one goes out to my old buddy Mark.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Guy and David


This obscure singing duo turn in some sweet performances of well-known tunes ("Galveston," "Games People Play" and "The Straight Life"). Perfect for a sultry summer day.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Solid State


Great choral performances and horn arrangements on this one. Thanks to Derrick Bostrom for the link.

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Bartel


Mixing it up here with some jazz/soul/funk coolness from the Perception label.

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