Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Podipto - 1970 - Podipto

Podipto 
1970
Podipto




01. Morning Song 2:47
02. Mr. Robin 3:42
03. Can't Stand To Beg 3:47
04. Karen's Song 2:08
05. Mississippi Woman 4:15
06. Three Day's Runnin' 3:58
07. Love Of The One 3:52
08. Think I'm Likin' You 2:08
09. (Lola) You Ease My Achin' Heart 4:01
10. Misty Morning 2:25
11. Good Morning Blues 2:04

Bass, Vocals – Jack Sundrud
Drums – Steve Rundquist
Lead Guitar – Dan Lund
Piano, Vocals – Karen Lund
Rhythm Guitar, Vocals – John Collins



Podipto formed in Northern Minnesota in 1969. Until disbanding in 1974, Podipto was known as one of the brightest acts hailing from the Midwest, blending rock, blues and country into a unique sound that would never be forgotten by those who heard them or saw them perform. Throughout the early 1970s, Podipto toured the country, performing with acts such as Elton John, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, The Carpenters, Kenny Rogers, The Guess Who, Poco, John Sebastian and many others.

The band's unique sound was created by the blend of three vocalists—two male and one female—who traded leads and joined in harmony. Podipto could shift from feel-good dreamy 70s folk to growling twin-guitar blues on a dime, refusing to let any one genre of the time define their sound. Most of the band's original songs were written by rhythm guitarist and vocalist John Collins, and bassist Jack Sundrud. Dan Lund played electric guitar with (then wife) Karen Lund on vocals and piano. John Calder was the band's initial drummer, but after being drafted, Steve Rundquist replaced him on drums. The band had a couple of lineup changes in 1973, when Steve and Jack left the band to pursue other projects. For a short time Ron Kelley provided on vocals and bass in 1973, until Wilson Roberts joined the band. Chester Ellingson took over drums in 1973.

Podipto recorded two albums, the first in 1970 with GRT Records of Canada. Shortly after the album's release, the label faltered, leaving Podipto and its other bands with an uncertain future. Dubious of record companies, Podipto recorded its second album just as its title suggests: Homemade. The band broke up in October 1974, to the dismay of many fans who embraced their sound and messages of peace and love, good times, political awareness and relentless groove.

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