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ROBERT GORDON (with Link Wray) – Fresh Fish Special – (Private Stock) – 1978

I had this years ago and I missed some its greatness. I thought, at the time, that Gordon sounded too much like Elvis Presley to warrant me investing in him when I already had the Elvis music.   Though the … Continue reading

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KERRY CHATER – Love on a Shoestring – (Warner Brothers) – 1978

I didn't know about this guy at all … with more research than was required I found:   He was bass player in Gary Puckett and the Union Gap … the whitest and slickest of the soft pop groups from … Continue reading

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JOHNNY CASH – Gone Girl – (Columbia) – 1978

This is one of the few Johnny Cash albums I don't have. It comes from the "forgotten" period of Cash. That is the period between his commercial peak in the early 70s and when he was discovered by Generation X as … Continue reading

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DEAF SCHOOL – English Boys / Working Girls – (Warner Brothers) – 1978

I had seen this album floating around for many years before picking up my copy. I had little knowledge of Deaf School though I assumed they were an English New Wave act.   As it turns out they are but … Continue reading

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ROBERT PALMER – Double Fun – (Island) – 1978

I have never been into Robert Palmer. "Johnny & Mary" from 1981 was the highpoint for me (a great mainstream song).   To me he was just an up-tempo Bryan Ferry … though that possibly comes from the fact that they … Continue reading

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MICKEY NEWBURY – His Eye is on the Sparrow – (Hickory Records) – 1978

  what Frank is listening to #79 – MICKEY NEWBURY – His Eye is on the Sparrow – (Hickory Records) – 1978 Every serious Elvis fan knows Mickey Newbury as does every serious "progressive country" fan.   For Elvis fans he … Continue reading

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VALERIE CARTER -Wild Child – (CBS) – 1978

what Frank is listening to #26 – VALERIE CARTER -Wild Child – (CBS) – 1978 Yes I am back from holidays and I bought some nifty $1 bargains … Al Martino and The Brothers Four stand out … and may … Continue reading

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