Tuesday, September 18, 2007

One Last Ray of Summer Sun

Jim and Dale - 86% of Us
Here is one last gasp of sunshine pop to keep you warm as the days grow shorter and the nights get nipply. And, if I do say so myself, it's a damn good one.

This record was kind of a late folk rock one - it probably came out in 1968 since it was a US law that every record from that year have a version of "Suzanne" on it. The singing and electroacoustic arrangements are pretty much '66, though.

Pretty much '66, except for that prominent mellotron, that is. There must have been some cash that went into this record, because the arrangements are stellar, combining real orchestrations with mellotron much in the way the Bee Gees records from the era did, but a little more understated. That, plus the classically-trained nylon string picking of Jim (or is it Dale), give this album a special something.

By the way, if you care, the 86% in the title refers to the proof of bourbon. Of course, 86 proof is only 43% alcohol, and this album has much more to do with ditch weed than Maker's Mark, but marketing is marketing.

This file is from a raggedy-ass piece of vinyl, and for this I apologize.

Side 1: http://sharebee.com/d52f5cea


chris said...

hey. for some reason the first file (Overture) is huge... 3 minutes of song and then 25 minutes of silence. i've edited it down to the proper length and uploaded here:


Zack said...

nicely done sir(?)

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Εσάρ Σεβεντιουάν said...

Man, i just found your blog! Awsome! This record seem to be awsome too :-) Thank you and Keep walkin'

jazzme said...

please re-up the Varese post if possible thank you Steve

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Radio Free Wohlman said...

Dear IRA,

On the old blog - you had posted Doctors Of Madness - Figments Of Emancipation - the link is dead. Any chance you could get it back up?

Thanks for all the tunes.


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