Category Archives: Singer Songwriter

PAUL SIEBEL – Jack-Knife Gypsy – (Elektra) – 1971

Check out my other comment on Paul Siebel for background detail. I fully expect (as I’m writing) this comment to be concise, errr short. Siebel only put out two studio albums, this, and his debut album “Woodsmoke and Oranges” (1970). … Continue reading

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CLAIRE HAMILL – Stage Door Jonnies – (Konk) – 1974

  This is exciting for me. And, not because of Claire (no disrespect intended), but because it was produced by Ray Davies of the Kinks, who I love. In 1973 Ray decided to get into production utilising his new studio … Continue reading

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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 – Chip Taylor’s Last Chance – (Warner Brothers) – 1973

Check out my other comments for background on Chip. He has his roots, schizophrenic style, in both 60s Brill building pop and country music. You could assume that a native New Yorker from Yonkers could understandably be a Brill building … Continue reading

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PAUL PARRISH – Songs – (Warner Brothers) – 1971

How sensitive to I feel today? I have fears that Paul Parrish is going to be a singer songwriter of the most maudlin kind. Usually,  the piano player ones, for whatever reason,  lean that way. That, combined with the song … Continue reading

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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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