Early Sunday Mornin’ (2020)

Originally from Wisconsin, this band released only one disc recorded in 1977. Exhilarated from oblivion by the firm Southern Records, this album lets filter the pronounced taste of the group for the Marshall Tucker Band as evidenced by several pieces: the “southern boogie” “Can you help me”, the swinging and melodic “Time on my side” as well as the slow and beautiful ballad “Not just in my mind” (with a Toy Caldwell-style guitar). The intro of "Early Sunday mornin" is performed by double six-strings. This title would recall the Winter Brothers with a guitar in the style of Dickey Betts. Two other titles are good: the funky blues "42nd St. Blues" (with six-string inspired) and "Fear in my mind" (a boogie anchored in southern rock of the seventies). The rest of the record is more conventional and seems more mundane. Even if they did not come from the South, this group had succeeded in capturing the spirit of southern rock from the 70s, especially in terms of guitars. Unfortunately, this effort was left without a future.

Olivier Aubry


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