Iron Leg Radio Show Episode #36

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Alan Hawkshaw/Keith Mansfield – Action Scene (KPM)
Sunshine Company – Love That’s Where It Is (Imperial)
Candymen – Ways (ABC)
Tommy Roe – Aggravation (ABC)
Tommy Roe – Leave Her (ABC)
Chain Reaction – You Should Have Been Here Yesterday (Verve)
The Poor – My Mind Goes High (York)
The Turtles – She’s My Girl (White Whale)
Emmit Rhodes- Really Wanted You (ABC)
Rick Nelson – Don’t Make Promises (Decca)

British Walkers – I Found You (Try)
Changing Tymes – Free Spirit (She Comes On) (Bell)
Brian Hyland – The Joker Went Wild (Philips)
The Collage – Rainy Blue Day (Smash)
The Collage – Would You Like To Go (Smash)
Fun and Games – Elephant Candy (White Whale)
Fun and Games – The Grooviest Girl In the World (White Whale)
Jimmie Haskell – Prelude (ABC)
Jimmie Haskell/Denny Doherty – To Claudia On Thursday (ABC)
The Love Generation – The Love In Me (Imperial)

The Montanas – That’s When Happiness Began (WB)
Hondells – Just One More Chance (Columbia)
Coopers – Didn’t I (White Whale)
Nino Tempo and April Stevens with the Guilloteens – I Love How You Love Me (Atco)
Del Shannon – She (Liberty)
Cowsills – River Blue (MGM)
Eternity’s Children – Mrs Bluebird (Tower)
Chris and Peter Allen – Just Friends (Mercury)
Free Design – Kites Are Fun (Project 3)
Joyride – Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine (World Pacific)
Van Dyke Parks – Come To the Sunshine (MGM)
Thom McCan Commercial

 

Listen/Download -Iron Leg Radio Show Episode 36 – 160MB/256kbps

Greetings all.

Welcome to this month’s episode of the Iron Leg Radio Show.

This month I was in the mood for some hooks and jangle, so I dipped into the archives and pulled out a bunch of groovy stuff. You get a grip of Curt Boettcher-associated material (songs, productions, arrangements), some soft pop, sunshine, bubblegum and even a bit of freakbeat.

Wait for a sunny day and play this one while you fly a kite (cuz kites are fun!).

See you all next week.

Peace

Larry

 

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Iron Leg Radio Show Episode #35

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Alan Hawkshaw/Keith Mansfield – Action Scene (KPM)
Artie Schroeck Implosion – Six O’Clock (Verve)
Bud Shank – Coconut Grove (World Pacific)
Sound Symposium – Darling Be Home Soon (Dot)
Tony Hatch – Black Is Black (WB)
George Tipton – Rainmaker (WB)
Pat Williams – Don’t Leave Me (Verve)
Billy Vaughn – Time of the Season (Dot)

Gary McFarland – Get Back (Skye)
Bobby Bryant – While My Guitar Gently Weeps (World Pacific Jazz)
Don Randi – Tomorrow Never Knows (Reprise)
Cal Tjader – Lady Madonna (Skye)
Count Basie – Come Together (Tiger)
Freddy McCoy – I Am a Walrus (Prestige)
Living Guitars – Baby You’re Rich Man (Camden)
Mike Melvoin – Paperback Writer (Liberty)

Electric Tommy – Amazing Journey (Viva)
Electric Tommy – Sparks (Viva)
Enoch Light and the Light Brigade – Over Under Sideways Down (Project 3)
Ronnie Aldrich – Ride My Seesaw (London)
Helmut Zacharias – Hurdy Gurdy Man (Capitol)
Mariano and the Unbeleivables – Sunshine Superman (Capitol)
Living Guitars – San Franciscan Nights (Camden)

Freddy McCoy – Pet Sounds (Prestige)
Liberace – Suite Judy Blue Eyes (WB)
Sound Symposium – America (Dot)
Paul Horn – Eight Miles High (RCA)
Living Guitars – Out and About (Camden)
Roger Coulam – Dizzy (Contour)
101 Strings – Spinning Wheel (Alshire)

Listen/Download -Iron Leg Radio Show Episode 35 – 191MB/256kbps

Greetings all.

Welcome to this month’s episode of the Iron Leg Radio Show.

I know I said last week that I would be posting some Dave Van Ronk stuff this week, but I forgot that I already had this month’s podcast in the can, so Dave and his pals will be along next week.

This month, the Iron Leg Radio Show is dedicated completely to instrumental covers of 60s pop and rock tunes from all ends of the instro spectrum. There are jazzers, easy listening, Moog, pop orchestras, you name it, there’s something here for everyone.

It is a groovy collection, and I hope you dig it.

See you all next week.

Peace

Larry

 

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Iron Leg Radio Show Episode #31

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Playlist

Opener – Action Scene – Keith Mansfield/Alan Hawkshaw (KPM)
Colour Field – Can’t Get Enough of You Baby (Chrysalis)
Game Theory – 24 (Enigma)
Smithereens – I Don’t Want To Lose You (Enigma)
Neats – Six (Propellor)
Neats – Red and Gray (Ace of Hearts)
Biff Bang Pow – There Must Be a Better Place (Creation)
Dentists – I’m Not the Devil (Homestead)

The Animals – I’m Gonna Change the World (MGM)
Motifs – If I Gave You Love (Selsom)
Ascots – Sookie Sookie (Super)
The Dillons – Simple Way of Living (Impression)
Nashville Teens – Find My Way Back Home (London)
Spats – She Done Moved (ABC)
Ian and the Zodiacs – Why Can’t It Be Me (Philips)
Freddy Cannon – Cincinnatti Woman (WB)
Freddy Cannon Radio Spot

Lovin’ Spoonful – Six O’Clock (Kama Sutra)
Carson and Gaile – Something Stupid (Kapp)
Biff Rose – What’s Gnawing at Me (Tetragrammaton)
The Daily Flash – The French Girl (UNI)
BJ and the Profits – It’s Gonna Rain (Uptown)
Friday Brown – The Outdoor Seminar (RCA)
The Lamp of Childhood – Two O’Clock Morning (Dunhill)
The Lamp of Childhood – You Can’t Blame Me (Dunhill)
The London Knights – Go To Him (Mike)
Thorinshield – One Girl (Philips)
Real Don Steele Pepsi Ad

Listen/Download -Iron Leg Radio Show Episode 31 – 134MB/256kbps

Greetings all.

Welcome to this month’s episode of the Iron Leg Radio Show.

I have a groovy one lined up for you this month.

We get things started with a set of 80s bands on a 60s tip, move on to a set of harder edged US garage and British beat,and finish things up with some pop, folk rock and psych.

So pull down the ones and zeros, slide them onto your MP3 delivery device, and slide them into your head.

See you next week.

Peace

Larry

 

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Iron Leg Radio Show Episode #26

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Playlist

Opener – Action Scene – Hawkshaw/Parker (KPM)
Nino Tempo and April Stevens with the Guilloteens – I Love How You Love Me (Atco)
Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart – Teardrop City (A&M)
Sir Douglas Quintet – She’s About a Mover (Tribe)
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore – The LS Bumblebee (Decca)
Giant Crab – ESP (UNI)
The Bit A Sweet – How Can I Make You See (ABC)
The Garden Club – Little Girl Lost and Found (A&M)
The Garden Club – I Must Love Her (A&M)
John Wonderling – Midway Down (WB)
The Turtles – Buzz Saw (White Whale)
ALSAC Teenagers March Concert Commercial

Buffalo Covers…
Staple Singers – For What It’s Worth (Epic) 1967

Mojo Men – Sit Down I Think I Love You (Reprise) 1966
Kenny Rankin – Four Days Gone (Mercury) 1970
Percy Sledge – Kind Woman (Atlantic) 1968
Poco – Go and Say Goodbye (Epic) 1972
Glenn Yarbrough – Everybody’s Wrong (RCA) 1967
Fanny – Special Care (Reprise) 1971
Fever Tree – Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing (UNI) 1968
Yes – Everydays (Atlantic) 1970
The Road – Mr Soul (Kama Sutra) 1970
Bonnie Raitt – Bluebird (WB) 1971
Chris Smither – I Am a Child (Poppy) 1970
Kate Rogers – Broken Arrow (Grand Central) 2005
The Grip Weeds – Down to the Wire (Buy or Die) 1998
King Curtis – For What It’s Worth (Atco) 1967

The Doors – Peace Frog/Blue Sunday (Elektra)
The Doors – Unknown Soldier (Elektra)
Rick Nelson – Don’t Make Promises (Decca)
Rick Nelson – Barefoot Boy (Decca)
Rick Nelson – Marshmallow Skies (Decca)
The Dillards – Lemon Chimes (Elektra)
The Dllards – Reason to Believe (Elektra)
The Collage – Rainy Blue Memory Day (Smash)
The Collage – My Mind’s At Ease (Smash)
The Collage – Would You Like To Go (Smash)
Van Dyke Parks – Come To the Sunshine (45) (MGM)
Van Dyke Parks – Datsun Commercial (WB)

Listen/Download -Iron Leg Radio Show Episode 26 – 233MB/256kbps

Greetings all.

Welcome to this month’s episode of the Iron Leg Radio Show.

This is a very special edition of the ILRS, with lots of groovy new arrivals and an extra long set in middle of the show devoted to cover versions of Buffalo Springfield songs (thanks to Echoes In the Wind for the inspiration).

You get more than two hours of music this month, so strap on the headphones and dig (in).

See you next week.

Peace

Larry

 

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Iron Leg Radio Show Episode #19

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Playlist

Intro/Action Scene – Hawkshaw/Mansfield (KPM)
Byrds – Bad Night at the Whiskey (Columbia)
Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll – Save Me (Polydor)
Captain Beefheart – Who Do You Think You’re Fooling (A&M)
Chris Farlowe – Out of Time (Immediate)
Chris Farlowe – Baby Make It Soon (Immediate)
The Coopers – Didn’t I (White Whale)
The Hassles – You Got Me Hummin’ (UA)
Standells – Why Did You Hurt Me (Tower)
The Yardbirds – No Excess Baggage (Epic)
Yardbirds – Great Shakes Commercial

Hardy Boys – Here Come the Hardys (RCA/Dunwich)
Tradewinds – Mind Excursion (Kama Sutra)
Small Circle of Friends – Kind of Wasted Without You (A&M)
Pleasure Faire – Morning Glory Days (UNI)
Puppet – Best Friend (Date)
James Griffin – Miracle Worker (Viva)
Fun and Games – Don’t Worry Baby (White Whale)
Free Design – Bubbles (Project 3)
Brian Hyland – The Joker Went Wild (Philips)
Grin – White Lies (Spindizzy)
Blades of Grass – I Love You Alice B Toklas (Jubilee)
I Love You Alice B Toklas Movie Promo

Beaver and Krause – People’s Park 45 (WB)
Ananda Shankar – Light My Fire (Reprise)
The Fire Escape – The Trip (GNP Crescendo)
Cher – Hey Joe (Imperial)
Holy Mackerel – Scorpio Red (Reprise)
Living Strings – San Francisco Nights (Camden)
Mickey Newbury – Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) (RCA)
Peggy Lipton – The Lady of the Lake (Ode)
Mars Bonfire – Lady Moonwalker (UNI)
Scott Walker – Mrs Murphy (Philips)
Terry Reid – Stay With Me (Epic)
Van Dyke Parks – Datsun Commercial

Listen/Download -Iron Leg Radio Show Episode 19 – 176MB/256kbps

Greetings all.

I hope all is well in your part of the world.

It’s time once again for the Iron Leg Radio Show, episode 19!

This time around we have a great one for you, with three long sets of very groovy music.

We get things started with a bunch of garage and other rock, roll on into a set of sunshine and lighter fare, and close things out with a long, trippy grouping of sounds.

As always, I hope you dig it, and I’ll be back next week with something cool.

Peace

Larry

 

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Iron Leg Radio Show Episode #18

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Playlist

Intro – Action Scene – Hawkshaw/Mansfield (KPM)
Joe South – Hush (Capitol)
Joe South – Games People Play (Capitol)
Joe South – I Knew You When (Capitol)
Joe South – Yo Yo (Capitol)
Joe South – Mirror of Your Mind (Capitol)
Joe South – A Million Miles Away (Capitol)
Gallenkamps Shoe Ad

Equals – Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys (Shout)
Chain Reaction – Ever Lovin’ Man (Verve)
Chain Reaction – You Should Have Been Here Yesterday (Verve)
The Knack – Banana Man (Capitol)
The Knack – Pretty Daisy (Capitol)
Spotlights – Batman and Robin (Smash)
Spotlights – Dayflower (Smash)
Montanas – That’s When Happiness Began (WB)
Playboys of Edinburgh – Mickey’s Monkey (Columbia)
Houston Post Now Sounds Groove In Ad

Ohio Express – Beg Borrow and Steal (Cameo Parkway)
Other Side – Walking Down the Road (Brent)
Other Side – Streetcar (Brent)
What-Knots – I Ain’t Dead Yet (Dial)
The Lamp Of Childhood – Season of the Witch (Dunhill)
The Lamp Of Childhood – First Time Last Time (Dunhill)
The Lamp of Childhood – Two O’Clock Morning (Dunhill)
The Lamp of Childhood – You Can’t Blame Me (Dunhill)
Connie Francis – Fallin’ (MGM)
The Velvet Underground – Who Loves the Sun (Cotillion)
L.U.V. Movie Ad

Listen/Download -Iron Leg Radio Show Episode 18 – 150MB/256kbps

Greetings all.

I hope the new week finds you well.

It’s time once again for the Iron Leg Radio Show, our eighteenth episode!

This month’s show is – thanks to a very fruitful day at the Allentown All-45 record Show – packed with recent acquisitions.

This time out we start with a tribute to Joe South, moving on to lots of excellent garage, folk rock , sunshine pop and as always a few wild cards.

I hope you dig it, and I’ll be back next week with something groovy.

Peace

Larry

 

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The Morning Glories – Love-In

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Not the band, but an actual Love In…

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Listen/Download – The Morning Glories – Love-In

Greetings all.

I hope everyone had themselves a very groovy week, weekend and (how it pains me to say this) summer (yes, it is at an end…).

Despite the ongoing chaos here at Funky16Corners/Iron Leg-quarters, I have managed, through a drive that some might call devotion, and others obsession (dementia?) to keep the flow of new vinyl somewhat constant, even if it is sometimes reduced to but a trickle.

Though the soul/funk/jazz vibe of Funky16Corners often takes precedence in the vinyl acquisition sweepstakes, I often find myself gathering my rosebuds (in pop/psych/garage form) while I may and piling them up over by the turntables where they await digimatization and transfer to the ipod, where they are the inserted into my ears/head at high volume until suitably absorbed.

The last few months have been expecially rewarding in the stockpiling of Iron Leggy stuff, especially in regard to pure, sunshiney pop.

Today’s selection is one of those beauties.

I had never heard of the Morning Glories when I encountered this 45, but once I gave the accompanying sound clip a listen, I put in my bid and in the end managed to take it home for a pittance.

As it turns out the Morning Glories – a one-45 outfit – were a part of the seeming vast web of pre-Bread sounds created in the mid-60s.

The vastness of the web in question has a lot to do with the prolific output of David Gates, who had his hands in a LOT of stuff as writer, producer and performer from the surf/hot rod days right on up to when things got garagey and psychedelic (I have a particularly hot example of those days coming up).

The Morning Glories – featuiring future Bread-slices James Griffin and Rob Royer (who had already worked with Gates when he was in the Pleasure Fair) – recorded ‘Love-In’ b/w ‘You’re So Young’ in 1967 for Warner Brothers.

‘Love-In’ is a wonderful slice of popsike with baroque touches and superb harmonies and arrangement that manages to stay just this side of twee. It’s the kind of song that had all of the components of what one might expect in a radio hit, and sadly, none of the results.

I would love to know who ‘TS Farthingsworth XIV’ was. The name (which I suspect is a pseudonym, maybe for Royer?) appears on other songs co-written by Griffin (one of their tracks appears on the Beethoven Soul LP) and with other writers on songs by the Hondells.

That said, this is a very groovy song indeed.

I hope you dig it, and I’ll see you all next week.

Peace

Larry

 

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Spanky and Our Gang – Sunday Mornin’

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Spanky and Our Gang (above), Margo Guryan (below)

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Greetings all.

Welcome back to another week here at Iron Leg.

When I was perusing the archive to see what I might offer up this week, I happened upon something double-extra-groovy.

I apply that rating – if you will – because the song not only comes from the catalog of a very cool – some would say underrated – group of the 60s, performing a tune by one of the more interesting cult artists of the same period.

The group Spanky and Our Gang, the writer, Margo Guryan.

I always dug the sounds of Spanky and Our Gang, with their biggest hits popping up frequently on the oldies radio that occupied so much of my childhood.

While the initial impulse was to compare their soaring harmonies to the Mamas and Papas, Spanky and Our Gang had a unique sensibility, informed by old school pop music, show tunes and the like.

Lead singer Elaine McFarlane had a bright, powerful contralto that drove all of the group’s most memorable numbers, like ‘Sunday Will Never Be the Same’ and ‘Lazy Day’.

What I didn’t have any inkling of, until well into my adulthood, was that one of the big behind-the-scenes forces in the group’s sound was a huge favorite of mine, that being the mighty (and also underrated) Bob Dorough.

Along with his musical partner Stu Scharf, Dorough arranged and produced for the group, as well as composing some of their material (Scharf wrote their hit ‘Like to Get to Know You’).

Margo Guryan was a NY-based singer/songwriter who recorded a long-lost but essential bit of pop history in her 1968 LP “Take a Picture’ (which has been reissued and should be picked up by fans of exceptional pop music). She wrote and recorded the tune ‘Sunday Morning’ (Spanky et al dropping the G) on that very album.

Spanky and Our Gang recorded their version of the song, stretching it out a bit with all manner of baroque vocal touches on their own 1968 LP ‘Like To Get To Know You’.

Their version fades out, then comes back for a reprise of sorts.

Though their albums aren’t very hard to come by, a few years back Hip-O Select compiled all of their Mercury recordings into a single set.

I hope you dig the tune, and I’ll be back next week.

Peace

Larry

 

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ILDT37 – Iron Leg 2011 Year In Vintage Pop

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Playlist

Unrelated Segments – Where You Gonna Go (Liberty)
Spats – She Done Moved (ABC)
Underdogs – Loves Gone Bad (VIP)
Pretty Things – Don’t Bring Me Down (Fontana)
Tweeds – We Got Time (Coral)
Bruce Johnston – Jersey Channel Islands Pt7 (Columbia)
Beverley – Where The Good Times Are (Deram)
The Gas Co – Your Time’s Up (Mirwood)
Thorinshield – Wrong My Friend (Philips)
PJ Proby – Don’t Forget About Me (Liberty)

Pt2

Chad and Jeremy – Rest In Peace (Columbia)
Don Agrati – Protoplasm Blues (Elektra)
Mama Cass – Talking To Your Toothbrush (Dunhill)
Grace Markay – Sally Go Round The Roses (Capitol)
Bobby Vee – The Passing of a Friend (Liberty)
Incredible String Band – No Sleep Blues (Elektra)
MFQ – If All You Think (WB)
Sonny Curtis – The Straight Life (Viva)
Marian Segal and Silver Jade – Amongst Anemones (DJM)
Peggy Lee – Is That All There Is (Capitol)

Listen/Download -ILDT37 – Iron Leg 2011 Year In Vintage Pop – 115MB/256kbps

Greetings all.

Welcome to the 231st annual Iron Leg Year In Vintage Pop.

Of course it hasn’t really been that long, but this being the intertubes and all there’s always the chance that some gullible soul will happen by and think they’ve stumbled on the first blog ever.

That said, what we have here is a cross section – as determined by the management – of the best stuff featured in this space during two thousand ought eleven.

What I’ve done, instead of stirring too vigorously, is allowed the vibes to separate as it were, with the heavy stuff up on top and the lighter, slightly deeper stuff resting on the bottom end.

It has been a very interesting year hereabouts, with me tracking down all kinds of groovy music that was new (at least to me), getting the rare chance to DJ Iron Leggy stuff out in the world and dealing with a serious “outside world” crisis that almost put the kibosh on the blog for the second time in two years.

Things seem to be rolling along nicely at the one-post-a-week pace, allowing me to keep my shit together outside the blog, and still get to post some cool stuff here as well.

Hopefully I’ll be able to keep it together for another year, or at least until Iron Leg celebrates it’s fifth anniversary this coming June.

So, I hope you have dug what I brought you this year, and continue to dig what comes up in the future.

Happy New Year to all, and I’ll see you all in 2012.

Peace

Larry

 

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Bobby Vee – The Passing of a Friend / One

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Bobby Vee

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Listen/Download – Bobby Vee – The Passing of a Friend

Listen/Download – Bobby Vee – One

Greetings all.

Welcome to another week here at Iron Leg.

I hope you all had a chance to pull down the ones and zeros on Episode #8 of the Iron Leg Radio Show, and if you have not, that you take the opportunity to do so.

The tunes I bring you today are from an album I found a few months ago during an unexpected digging opportunity.

While I was certainly familiar with the early, big hits of Bobby Vee, like ‘Rubber Ball’ (1960) and ‘Take Good Care of My Baby’ (1961) with the latest thing I’d ever heard being 1967’s ‘Come Back When You Grow Up’.

I had no inkling that he’d done anything after that, assuming (incorrectly, of course) that he had gone out to pasture like any number of oldies acts, playing state fairs, revues and the like.

So, when I happened upon the album ‘Gates, Grills and Railing’, and took a look at the song titles I was suitably intrigued, forked over my three dollars and took it home.

Now, early-period rockers making a stab at late-period relevance is certainly nothing unusual.

Things evolved and styles changed so rapidly in the 1960s that anyone that didn’t keep up with the flow was often left behind, and many of them, whether out of record company hopes or simple self-preservation, tried to step back into the zeitgeist.

I haven’t been able to nail down the release date of ‘Gates Grills and Railings’, but it includes Vee’s 1968 single ‘(I’m Into Lookin’ For) Someone to Love Me’, so it’s a pretty safe bet that the LP came out around the same time.

What’s really groovy about this album, is that it shows that Vee was an artist with taste and imagination, and unlike so many others from the early 60s, really had something to offer a more mature and sophisticated listening audience.

The album features a variety of era-specific style points, but its finest moments arise when things edge up against baroque pop with just the tiniest hint of psychedelia.

The first track I bring you today is especially interesting because it was penned by a pre-Bread David Gates. ‘The Passing of a Friend’ is a fantastic bit of chamber folk, with moments that almost anticipate the sounds that Nick Drake would soon be working with.

The second cut is an interestingly arranged (by Artie Butler) cover of Harry Nilsson’s ‘One’. I’m always game for any Nilsson covers (more coming I assure you) and this one is especially nice.

While I wouldn’t go as far as to label ‘Gates Grills and Railings’ as some kind of a lost classic, I would say that it was unjustly ignored and certainly deserves reappraisal.

It has been reissued on CD paired with 1972’s ‘Nothing Like a Sunny Day’ which he recorded under his full name, Robert Thomas Velline.

I hope you dig the sounds and I’ll see you all next week.

Oh, and Merry Christmas!

Peace

Larry

 

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