Category Archives: Southern and Boogie Rock

JOHNNY RIVERS – Wild Night – (United Artists) – 1976

This is an interesting album. This is Johnny's last album for United Artists which he had been with since 1964  (well, the United Artists banner – he was on Liberty and imperial as well,  see trivia at end) and, it … Continue reading

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WEREWOLVES – Werewolves – (RCA) – 1978

I had not heard of The Werewolves before but picked this up because there is a vaguely New Wave-ish power pop look to this band from 1978. Something I'm not alone in as they do crop up on power pop … Continue reading

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DELANEY & BONNIE – D & B Together – (CBS) – 1972

See my earlier comment for biographical detail on the joy that is Delaney & Bonnie. Inconsistent they may be but there are tangible benefits from their music. This album comes at the dawn of Southern white soul and the rise … Continue reading

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DON NIX – Living By Days – (Elektra) – 1971

Many years ago I got an album "Hobos, Heroes and Street Corner Clowns" in 1986 on a sale and I loved it, well, not all of it, but a lot of it. I bought it because it was from the … Continue reading

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DELANEY & BONNIE – To Bonnie from Delaney – (Atco) – 1970

I have a couple of Delaney & Bonnie albums. If you like southern blue eyed soul and rock you will have them in your collection. And I like southern blue eyed soul and rock … There are worries though … … 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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FIVE DOLLAR SHOES – Five Dollar Shoes – (Neighborhood Records) – 1972

The only thing I knew about this group was the producer, Peter Schekeryk, who was married to and produced Melanie. Which also explains why Five Dollar Shoes were on Melanie's independent label, "Neighborhood Records". Accordingly, I expected them to sound … Continue reading

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JOE SOUTH – A Look Inside – (Capitol) – 1972

South should be regarded as a legend. Popular music is filled with has beens, also rans, marginals and others who couldn't juggle music, fame and business. South, had his hits (he won a Grammy) but then burnt out as quickly … Continue reading

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JOE SOUTH – Introspect – (Capitol) – 1968

I have nattered on about Joe South on this blog in the past. I said: White southern soul has always tickled my fancy partially because it knows it can’t "out funk" it’s black counterpart but as recompense it can be, … Continue reading

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CACTUS – ‘Ot ‘n’ Sweaty – (Atlantic) – 1972

what Frank is listening to #34 – CACTUS – 'Ot 'n' Sweaty – (Atlantic) – 1972   I had never heard any "Cactus" before but I knew of them mainly because Carmine Appice and Tim Bogert were from NYC heavy psych … Continue reading

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