dfc Play It Again, Max: Hank & Lewie Wickham With Johnny Dagucon - ST (1971)

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Hank & Lewie Wickham With Johnny Dagucon - ST (1971)










I'm really pressed for time this month (and probably will be for the next couple as well) so I'm not going to write much about this one. The fact is that I don't know much that I could relay to you anyway. There were a couple songs from this posted on a blog (I forgot which) a couple years back but that post/blog seems to have disappeared. I can also point you to the Wickham brothers Web site for more information about the brothers. You can also pick up some reissued material and some newer releases on CD there, as well as books like How to Play Guitar Well Enough To Screw up Your Life.

I can say this is an enjoyable outing of folk-country-rock stylings released on the King label (better known for its country & soul music). The Wickham's original material tends to be songs of quiet longing and love, many quite good and there are also a number of choice cover songs (including excellent versions of Love's Message to Pretty and Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now--2 of my alltime favorites). They play their guitars well enough and the Wickham that sings listened to plenty of Elvis' records, although he lacks Elvis' voice.

Here's the tracklist:
Side 1
Liberated Woman
But You Know I Love You
Both Sides Now
Tu Solo TuI
t's Over
Mr. Bonjangles
Side 2
Blow the Ashes Away
Fire & Rain
Yesterday, When I Was Young
A Day in the Life of a Fool
Message to Pretty
Angel Fire

I should apologize for the late (for March) post and while I'm at it the crappy cover photo. And the sound on this isn't quite as good as I'd like. I may be wrong but I think my turntable seems to be getting worse. Perhaps someone who knows more about audio hardware can clue me in, but will a bad stylus pick up more noise? Will putting a good stylus on a 3rd rate turntable be a better investment than upgrading to a 2nd rate turntable? Anyway, despite the imperfections I hope you enjoy this album.

5 Comments:

Anonymous foxtrout said...

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2:22 PM  
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10:47 AM  
Blogger philc said...

I grew up tuning guitars and going to Hank and Lewie Wicham concerts with my parents in ABQ. We got a dog from Hank that will be with me to my grave. I can't believe I came across this post. I can verify the train caboose they are related to...
strange world

9:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are looking for Lewie Wickham age 73...from a long lost friend...Barbara (Shannon) Dill,can you help us locate, and are there any CD's of his songs we heard on utube? Please contact me zapsparkie@aol.com thank you.

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I, too, enjoyed many a concert by the Lewie Wickham Trio. Mostly played at the Territorial House in Corrales, New Mexico.

My friend, P. tells me Lewie passed away (this year, I believe) of COPD.

My computer tells me Hank is still entertaining (at Mollys) and there's no word of where Johnny may be.

4:57 PM  

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