Category Archives: Singer Songwriter

MICKEY NEWBURY – After All These Years – (Mercury) – 1981

The magnificent Mickey Newbury. One of the greatest of all country singer songwriters. Check out my other comments for biographical detail on him as well as other ramblings. The guy on the cover art could be a salesman or perhaps … Continue reading

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JONATHAN EDWARDS – Jonathan Edwards – (Capricorn) – 1971

Jonathan Edwards is one of those overlooked singer songwriters from the 1970s that seems to have a small following. Check out my other comments on him for biographical detail. This was his first solo album and he had a Top10 … 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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JACKIE DeSHANNON – You’re the Only Dancer – (Amherst) – 1977

Keeping up with current sounds is normal for a musician. Where I have a problem with it is if the act have totally changed their sound for the sake of jumping on a trend or sound which wasn't there before. … 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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JOHN DENVER – Take Me to Tomorrow – (RCA) – 1970

It’s hard to explain how popular John Denver was in the 70s, so just accept that he was. He was everywhere … in the charts, on television, in films and on constant tour around the world. He is, generally, assumed … 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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JOHN HIATT – Riding With The King – (Geffen) – 1983

Who is John Hiatt? It's a question that has been raised many times, sometimes unfairly, by others. I have asked it, in a round about way, myself (see my other comment), but cut him slack because he deserves it. Hiatt … Continue reading

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EMITT RHODES – Farewell to Paradise – (Dunhill) – 1973

I have commented on Rhodes' other albums on this blog. There you will also find biographical detail on him. He, like Nick Drake, has come to venerated after the fact. A cult hero for music hipsters to rally around. Unlike … 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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