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Folk Monday – Andersen and Rush

So on this lazy Labor Day I listened to some old folk by a couple of favorites. First, I was looking at some vinyl and was going to use my new cleaning solution and then record some music and I came across The Best of Eric Andersen and since it’s a favorite I decided to record it. I listened to the first side and then recorded the second side without listening. When it was done I discovered that I had not even started the recorder to record either side! So I listened and recorded the first side again! That side is probably the most played side of the two album set with the first three songs being the favorites: “My Land is a Good Land”, “Hey Babe, You’ve Been Cheatin'” and my favorite “Thirsty Boots” and the last song “Close the Door Lightly” is also a favorite!

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Eric Andersen

Is It Really Love at All

Is It Really Love at AllEric Andersen – was one of the artist that I listened to in the 1970’s. He was one of the early members of the Greenwich Village folk scene, along with other artists like Tom Paxton, Phil Ochs, Fred Neil, Judy Collins, etc. I think the first Eric Andersen album I bought was Blue River, released on Columbia Records in 1972. My favorite song from that album was “Is It Really Love at All”. By that time Eric had recorded five albums on Vanguard Records. I caught up with those songs by purchasing The Best of Eric Andersen – favorites on the album include the great “Thirsty Boots”, “My Land is a Good Land” and “Violets of Dawn”. After Blue River. I bought his first of two albums on Warner Brothers his 1969 self-titled  album.  Like Blue River to be released three years later the session men on this album included some of my favorites  Guitars: Andy Johnson, Eddie Hinton, Grady Martin. Bass: Norbert Putnam, Mark Sporer. Drums: Kenny Buttrey, Jim McKevitt, Richard Schlosser.Perussion: Gerry Carrigan, Kenny Buttrey B- 3 Organ: Glenn Spreen, David Briggs.Accordian: Kevin Kelly. Steel Guitar: Weldon Myrick. Dobro: David Bromberg.Vibes: Andy Johnson, Farrel Morris.Piano: Deborah Green Andersen, David Briggs Woodwind and string arrangements: Glenn Spreen. Background vocals: Joni Mitchell, Eric Andersen, Deborah Green Andersen, Florence Warner, The Jordanaires,  The Holidays with Temple Riser.

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