Category Archives: Roots Rock

JOHNNY RIVERS – Blue Suede Shoes – (UA) – 1973

Johnny does a covers album. Well, Johnny was never adverse to covers anyway. Normally, three quarters(or more) of the songs on any of his albums are covers. He wrote, but rarely. What he does is add his “go go” beat … Continue reading

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DAVE EDMUNDS – D.E. 7 – (Arista) – 1982

Not another Dave Edmunds album I hear you say. Tough. I like Dave Edmunds and you should do. That’s not an order but a suggestion. If we had more Dave Edmunds in this world we would have less James Blunts … Continue reading

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WILLIE AND THE RED RUBBER BAND – We’re Comin’ Up – (RCA) – 1969

  This has been sitting around my place for many years but I haven't listened to it in quite a while. The jury was out then and it's still out now, though I must admit the band is off the wall … Continue reading

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CHRISTIE – Self Titled LP – (Pronit) – 1970

 what Frank is listening to #14 – CHRISTIE – Self Titled LP – (Pronit) – 1970   Surprisingly Christie had a #1 hit in the UK in 1970 and then disappeared . I had not heard the hit track before. … Continue reading

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SEATRAIN – Self Titled – (Capitol) – 1970

what Frank is listening to #13 – SEATRAIN – Self Titled – (Capitol) – 1970 I didn't know what to make of this when I found it .   I liked the cover, where the band look a less hairy … Continue reading

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JIM PULTE – Shimmy She Roll, Shimmy She Shake – (UA) – 1972

what Frank is listening to #3 – JIM PULTE – Shimmy She Roll, Shimmy She Shake – (UA) – 1972 The first track (the title track) is a pretty good piece of southern "rave up" rock n roll. In fact … Continue reading

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