Category Archives: Folk Rock

CHER – All I Really Want To Do – (Imperial) – 1965

This is Cher’s debut solo album Whilst Sonny & Cher were hitting it big with the "I Got You Babe" single, Sonny arranged a solo deal for Cher. Sonny, having worked for Phil Spector was well used to both the … Continue reading

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SHAWN PHILLIPS – Faces – (A&M) – 1972

It's hard opening a comment sometimes, especially when it's on someone you have discussed before. Perhaps you need something punchy, something to suck the reader(s) in? That opening line can be crucial, and I've probably just wasted it with my … Continue reading

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MELANIE – Sunset And Other Beginnings – (Neighborhood) – 1975

Ahhh, more Melanie. This album gets panned a lot. Not that I pay too much notice of what others say because every halfwit has an opinion. Err, yes I do have enough insight to see I'm knocking myself but do … 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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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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JAKE HOLMES – So Close, So Very far To Go – (Polydor) – 1970

This album would crop up now and then in op shops and I bought it on a whim (many years ago) because I liked the mood conveyed in the cover art. Reading up on Jake I found he was the … Continue reading

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JOHN STEWART – Bombs Away Dream Babies – (RSO) – 1979

From folkie to obscure singer songwriter, to pop hit maker and then back to obscure singer songwriter. Maybe that wouldn't be so bad but the breakdown is, folkie (10 years), obscure singer songwriter (10 years), hit maker (2 years), obscure … 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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JESSE COLIN YOUNG – Light Shine – (Warner Brothers) – 1974

I've commented on Jesse Colin Young a few times in the past. I have an affection for him. This is an affection that's grown, mainly, from one record, "Elephant Mountain", an album he did with his band The Youngbloods in … Continue reading

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TRINI LOPEZ – More Trini Lopez at PJs – (Reprise) – 1963

I'm in a rush. Trini, Johnny, Melanie? When I'm in a rush to put out a comment I turn to old favourites –  or rather new favourites. Artists who haven't let me down, left my spirits and cause the words … Continue reading

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