Category Archives: Americana

DANNY O’KEEFE – O’Keefe – (Signpost) – 1972

Okay, this isn’t actually a new find as I have had it awhile and had already graduated to the “keep” side of the ledger but I’m an O’Keefe kick … and, this is a cleaner copy than the one I … Continue reading

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CHIP TAYLOR – This Side Of The Big River – (Warner Brothers) – 1975

Chip Taylor is one of the weirdest of all country singers. He isn’t quite country though country musicians and audiences have warmed up to him. He was at the forefront of the country meets Americana meets alt country. A native … Continue reading

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LEON REDBONE – On the Track – (Warner Brothers) – 1975

Leon Redbone is a mystery, perhaps not as much as The Residents or writer B. Traven but he is indulging in the same quest for anonymity. But, he isn’t obscure and he doesn’t avoid exposure. He tends, rather, to hide … Continue reading

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JOHNNY RIVERS – Homegrown – (United Artists) – 1971

I have written many comments on this blog about Rivers and his albums. Check them out for biographical detail but especially check out the "Slim Slo Slider" (1970) comment. That album and this one have been joined on a 2fer … Continue reading

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THE BRANDOS – Honor Among Thieves – (Relativity) – 1987

I had no knowledge about this band till now. They weren't on my radar and that's strange because the 80s and the 90s were the decades I spent a lot of time searching out new non-mainstream sounds, especially from the … Continue reading

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MICKEY NEWBURY – Looks Like Rain – (Mercury) – 1969

Check out my other comments for details and background on Mickey Newbury. You will need something on background because Mickey isn't a household name even though he was extremely influential as a songwriter. He wrote songs that were covered by … Continue reading

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HORALD GRIFFITHS – Good Ol’ Boy – (Atlantic) – 1972

Not "Harold" but "Horald". I spent some time googling before I noticed my error. The correct "Horald" did not provide that much more information, in fact he is often listed as “Harold” I even picked myself up and went and … Continue reading

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JIM KWESKIN – Relax Your Mind – (Vanguard) – 1966

Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band had released two or three albums by the time Jim decided to put out this solo release. Though it's not really "solo" just Jim and some of his band in a less raucous mood. … Continue reading

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ARLO GUTHRIE – Washington County – (Reprise) – 1970

"Washington County" is Arlo's fourth album and third studio album. Arlo had already proven himself as a voice separate to that of his father, folk legend Woody Guthrie. Here at the age of 23, at the dawn of the 1970s … Continue reading

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ARLO GUTHRIE with Shenandoah – Outlasting the Blues – (Warner Brothers) – 1979

For those who need to read up on who Arlo Guthrie is check the links at the end, or better still check my other entries on him in this blog. For those who can't be bothered I will say he … Continue reading

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