|Poster:||Dudley Dead||Date:||Dec 7, 2019 10:34am|
|Forum:||GratefulDead||Subject:||JAN 1968 2/5 country, A Beacon from Mars, and Quinn The Eskimo, etc.|
LORETTA LYNN - FIST CITY - Jan 9
She had been a successful country music performer since sing the beginning of the 60’s . However it was in 1967 with her “Don’t Come A-Drinkin’ With Lovin’ on Your Mind” .Became a #1 country record . She was a more forceful personality, then had what had been the norm for female country artists . For one thing , she was a songwriter herself . “Fist City” was another #1 . This belligerent song was based on real slipping around by her husband while she was on tour . The album, of the same name, was also #1 on the Country album chats, I believe the first time a woman had done so .
GEORGE JONES - SAY IT’S NOT YOU
I don’t know about you, but I get goosebumps with this . Holy Moses was George Jones good . And it’s just one of so many singles by him .
KALEIDOSCOPE - album - A BEACON FROM MARS
Kaleidoscope is one of those bands that didn’t sell all that much but had a lot of influence . Starting with their their first album from 67, they were a very eclectic group, playing a variety of styles, blues, folk, jazz, and most strikingly, Middle Eastern, fused with psychedelic rock , sometimes in in the same song . Maybe their best record was this second one “Beacon From Mars” On the long live tile track, guitarists, and, multi instrumentalist David Lindley, would use violin bow on his electric guitar like Eddie Phillips from Creation, and a big fan of Kaleidoscope, and this album Jimmy Page .
MANFRED MANN - THE MIGHTY QUINN - Jan 12 (UK) Feb. 68 (US)
A number #1hit in the UK, and #10 in the US, this was the first hit in while, for this British Invasion band, and maybe their best known one . They had had hits with Dylan’s “If You Gotta Go”, and “Just Like A Woman”, and this must have earned them early access to the acetate demo of some of Dylan’s songs from what would be known as the Basement Tapes . Peter, Paul , and Mary have had been given the first shot to these songs, and had had a hit with “Too Much of Nothing “. This vesion is the one the Gtateful Dead started to do as an encore in the mid 80's . By this time "doze", sure seemed like "dose" .
GORDON LIGHTFOOT - album - DID SHE MENTION MY NAME
His third album for United Artists . Highlights included the title track, “The Wherefore and the Why”,”The Last Time I Saw Her” - that was covered by Glen Campbell, and “Black Day In July” about the 67 Detroit riots, that got pulled by DJs after the MLK assissnation , even though it was a plea for racial understanding . The lack of support form the label , would later lead him to go to Warner Brothers .
ELVIS PRESLEY - GUITAR MAN - Jan 9
From the comeback sessions before his comeback later in the year .. Elvis and Jerry Reed doing Jerry’s song . Definitely on the high track .
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