Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sidewalk Swingers - Folk Swingin' Harpsichord (1964)

This one's perfect for your next hootenany cocktail party. I'm not sure who's idea it was to play a bunch of folk tunes (both new and old) on harpsichord with 12-string guitar accompaniment but they had a certain demented genius in their plan. The producer also got some fine session players to perform: Russell Bridges (harpsichord), Glen Campbell (guitar), Jimmy Bond (bass), Hal Blaine (drums), and Bill Cunningham (banjo & mandolin). Tracks include Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" and some old chestnuts like "If I Had a Hammer" and "Greenback Dollar." I don't expect this one to rock your world but it is a pleasant enough excursion into instrumental folk with a bit of country twang. You can get it from medi*fire or o-share.

This will be my last post for this year--but I will be back in January with some new vinyl rips. Happy holidays.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

great. happy holidays

sub_commandante_marcos said...

Thanks for the great rips, I'm still enjoying THe Cake LP greatly. Look forward to seeing you back in 2007. Have a great xmas & new year.
Cheers!! - SCM

redtelephone66 said...

Yes, Thank you for the great music. HAPPY HOLIDAYS

bruce said...

brilliant finale, Glen Campbell on 12 string, got to hear it!

Have a Happy holiday.

Anonymous said...

Oh ... the David Stoughton link to the download of Transformer is dead ... Is there any chance of a new link ? Anyway, thanks for your nice blog.

Joseph

Max said...

Thanks all for the good wishes. I'll get the Stoughton reposted this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Thank you ...I'll be waiting. And a happy Christmas for you.

Joseph

Anonymous said...

Sorry to write this as an entry's comment but couldn't find another way to e-mail/post you. I started a new blog : http://sakallimusic.blogspot.com.

It is what I hope will become a wonderful blog of music. 60s70s rock, progressive rock, folk rock and many other weird-o stuff...

I'd be very happy if you could link to it.

Max said...

Hi,

There's a new link up for the Stoughton post. I'm going to try to update my links list in January and will add sakallimusic.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Max ...

Joseph

Ummagumma said...

Marry Christmas and Happy new year,ciao!

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Licorice Pizza said...

Max, Thanks for this one. LP

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

The last song is OF COURSE
Jamaica Farewell....and not the one
of Jimmy Reed..

foxtrout said...

Your blog is great, greetings from Poland!

Rich Pryor said...

Max
love your site!!!
I was wondering if you could repost this " Sidewalk Swingers - Folk Swingin' Harpsichord (1964) Stereo"
i have been wanting to hear this like forever!!
Would really appreciate it
thanks,
Rich

Dexter Gelfand said...

Guess what, Russell Bridges is the great Leon Russell! Along with Glen Campbell and Hal Blaine, Leon was part of the revered "Wrecking Crew" bunch of topnotch LA studio musicians playing on thousands of familiar recordings. Leon's actual name is Claude Russell Bridges. Thought you'd like to know!