Category Archives: Country Rock

BREWER & SHIPLEY – Weeds – (Kama Sutra) – 1969

If you only have a cursory knowledge of Brewer and Shipley or only know there one hit, "One Toke Over the Line" check out my other comments on them especially the last one on the "Shake off the Demon" album. … Continue reading

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DR HOOK – Dr Hook and the Medicine Show – (CBS) – 1972

This is first album from Dr Hook and it is both a showcase for them and a vehicle for songwriter Shel Silverstein. Songwriters using band or acts to express their music better, perhaps, than they could themselves is not unusual. … Continue reading

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JONATHAN EDWARDS – Sailboat – (Warner Brothers) – 1977

Jonathan Edwards is one of those folky singer-songwriters who has slipped through the music popularity cracks. At least over here in Australia. In the States he has a career, plays, has a fan base, and even had a hit ("Sunshine", … Continue reading

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ROGER McGUINN & BAND – Roger McGuinn & Band – (Columbia) – 1975

Check my other entries from background on McGuinn if you don't know who he is. You should though! This was McGuinn's third solo album after leaving (or disbanding) The Byrds. It is titled "Roger McGuinn & Band" McGuinn's two first … Continue reading

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THOMAS JEFFERSON KAYE – Thomas Jefferson Kaye – (Dunhill) – 1973

Kaye was one of those music people you come across who was around music and the music business for practically his whole life (here some 40 years) without ever becoming a household name, or even a well known name today … Continue reading

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CASEY KELLY – Casey Kelly – (Elektra) – 1972

I always get excited over a new Elektra LP. It's a great label. Casey Kelly I had not heard of before and there is very little on him online. Luckily though he is a moderately successful songwriter (and author on … Continue reading

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THE DILLARDS – Copperfields – (Elektra) – 1970

I've commented on The Dillards before in relation to their wonderful "Wheatstraw Suite" (1968) album. Look to that comment for discussion on country rock, bluegrass cross-over and the seminal position of The Dillards in the evolution of country rock and … Continue reading

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DANNY O’KEEFE – So Long Harry Truman – (Atlantic) – 1975

Danny O'Keefe is not a stranger to this blog. And, this record isn't exactly a new listen. This was, perhaps, the first Danny O'Keefe album I got back in the 80s … read the other entries to find out why … Continue reading

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PETER ROWAN – Peter Rowan – (Flying Fish) – 1978

Peter Rowan isn't a household name but he is well known to rock obscure-ists and .ore importantly to enthusiasts of American bluegrass. And he has been playing guitar, yodelling, singing and song writing for a long time. Wikipedia: Rowan was … Continue reading

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ARLO GUTHRIE – Running Down the Road – (Reprise) – 1969

I recall having this album a long time ago but it was so hacked up it was barely listenable. I can put up with a fair bit of crackle and pop but sometimes it gets too distracting and I didn't … Continue reading

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