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JOHNNY RIVERS – Slim Slo Rider – (Imperial) – 1970

I like Johnny Rivers but, to be fair, he always seemed to have an eye on what was happening around him. Most musicians do I suspect, well at least those who want some commercial success do. It would be reasonable … Continue reading

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BUCK OWENS – The Kansas City Song – (Capitol) – 1970

Regular readers of this blog will know I have a fondness for Buck Owens. His material from the 1960s is what he is remembered for. That and his pioneering (along with Merle Haggard) of what became known as the Bakersfield … Continue reading

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JOHN HARTFORD – Iron Mountain Depot – (RCA) – 1970

Country, bluegrass and especially newgrass lovers love John Hartford, and there is much to love. Generally, though, despite his fame being built on (covers of his songs on) his RCA albums from 1967 – 1970, the country music enthusiasts prefer … Continue reading

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BOBBY BLOOM – The Bobby Bloom Album – (L&R Records) – 1970

The only thing I knew about Bloom was the song "Montego Bay". And, that was mainly because it had been covered by Australian ska band The Allniters in 1983 and that version was very popular when I was at university. … Continue reading

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(PAUL REVERE & THE) RAIDERS – Collage – (Columbia) – 1970

The Raiders had been struggling for the previous  two years to distance themselves from their earlier incarnation, Paul Revere and the Raiders. There was nothing wrong with that, and they were a hell of a band, but they felt that … Continue reading

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SHAWN PHILLIPS – Second Contribution – (A&M) – 1970

I always feel a little dirty when I listen to  hippie music, though I'm not sure what hippie music is. I like Melanie, Brewer & Shipley, Simon & Garfunkel, The Youngbloods, Jefferson Airplane, The Turtles, Donovan, Country Joe, Arlo Guthrie … Continue reading

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PAUL SIEBEL – Woodsmoke and Oranges – (Elektra) – 1970

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m a sucker for anything on the Elektra label. I’ll give just about everything on that label a go and will always buy up when I find them in op shops. … Continue reading

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LULU – Melody Fair – (Atlantic) – 1970

Everyone loves Dusty? Lulu does Dusty. Everyone loves Lulu? Dusty, England’s then Queen of MOR soul, was packed up and sent to American Sound Studios, Memphis in September 1968. This led to her landmark (and a little dull) “Dusty in … Continue reading

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SHAWN PHILLIPS – Contribution – (A&M) – 1970

  I’m a late convert to the joys of Shawn Phillips.  Read my other comments on him on this blog. Phillips tended to be associated with "hippie music" and I tended to avoid hippie music in my youth. And even … Continue reading

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MARK LINDSAY – Arizona – (CBS) – 1970

This is probably the first Lindsay album I owned. I heard this before I heard any of his lead vocals for “Paul Revere and the Raiders”. Having said that I wasn’t totally convinced by the album and it has sat … Continue reading

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