Monday, February 16, 2015

Ken Little - 1973 - Solo

Ken Little 

01. Trusting Fool 07:13
02. China Doll 03:24
03. You Said 03:29
04. An Oyster 03:38
05. Take Life Easy 02:53
06. Suntoad 04:43
07. Don't Tell Me 04:42
08. Snive Circus Looks 03:21
09. Mohair Shapiro 04:12
10. My Name 03:05

Danny Martin - Bass
Detroit Junior - Piano
John Camelot, Oak Shultz - Keyboards
Don "Sugarcane" Harris - Violin, Vocals
Gordon Johnson, Rick Macowski, Joe Parente - Drums
Frank Mustari, Hubert Sumlin, Norman Wagner - Guitar
Ron Ramelli - Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals
Kenneth Little - Vocals

Produced by Harvey Mandel

One of those albums that could be used to illustrate the definition of the word "patchy" in a dictionnary. If anything, the heavy, organ-led songs ("Trusting Fool" and "China doll" especially) have the same kind of sound and attitude as these early 70's German heavy prog bands that were typified by the Bacillus rooster - think of the Frame LP for instance : keyboard-heavy, driving, and often creative in the songwriting department.
Unfortunately, you also have to wade through many a bland, bluesy, singwriter-songwriter-type, harmonica-peppered tune in order to get to the good stuff.

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