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Friday, April 22, 2011

Mellow Memories - Lewis And Clark

After The Lovin
Mellow Memories
Lewis And Clark
Tioga Studios / North Wind Records

From the back cover: All sounds on this album are the same as performed live on stage by the Lewis and Clark Duo.

Although this album is on the mellow side, Lewis and Clark's versatility should not be under estimated. Their span of music rages from Country Western to Country Rock, from old standards to pop, and from 50s Rock & Roll to current hits.

It is hard to put the Lewis and Clark sound into any certain category. The best description might be "middle of the road" music.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Naturally - Lee Mann

Jesus Christ Superstar (Medley)
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
My Way
Lee Mann
Jewel Records - Cincinnati, Ohio LPS 369

Rusty York, musician, engineer, copy writer, owner-operator of Jewel Records is also credited for the cover photo!

From the back cover: This "IS" Lee Mann Naturally.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Hawaii's Golden Voice - Eddie Kekaula

Beyond The Reef
Hawaii's Golden Voice
Eddie Kekaula
Rade Records KPL-1001
Kekaula Productions - Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Nice autographed (1977) private press. There are a few interesting items from the back cover. Jack Pitman, pictured upper right, wrote Beyond The Reef (an "Exotica" staple tune). According to the notes, Pittman was appearing nightly at The Captain Cook Room, Surfrider Hotel, Waikiki. Kekaula introduces a Pittman tune on this album titled When The Maple Leaves Turn Gold.

Jerry Byrd, a well known steel guitarist, is heard on this album.

Kekaula gained some national attention due an unsuccessful raft adventure that left him as part of the crew, barely surviving for 69 days in the Pacific.