Saturday, April 15, 2017

Wildweeds 1970 Wildweeds

Genre: Country-Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:41:04
Size: 94,06 MB

United States

Review by Richie Unterberger

Wildweeds' sole album (they were no longer called "the" Wildweeds by the time it came out) is country-rock. Cut with assistance from top Nashville session men Charlie McCoy, Weldon Myrick, and David Briggs, it's mild and easygoing, distinguished from the purely generic 1970 country-rock album by Al Anderson's likably gruff vocals. Anderson wrote all of the songs, with the exception of covers of Arthur Crudup's "My Baby Left Me," and they're pleasantly benign, without the striking tunes or penetrating lyrics needed to make a lasting impression. The better items include the up-tempo sh*t-kicker "Belle," where Anderson's vocal sounds more effectively strained and pinched, and the songs where there is a bit more pop influence in the melody, like "And When She Smiles."

The Italian CD reissue adds three non-LP tracks from 1971 singles, all of which have a stronger blues-R&B influence than the LP does.


01 - Baby Please Don't Leave Me Today 02:15

02 - Can't Sit And Watch Little Susie Laugh 03:28

03 - John King's Fair 02:53

04 - Belle 01:45

05 - An Overnight Guest 03:34

06 - Nobody's Here To Help Me Cry 02:47

07 - And When She Smiles 02:30

08 - Paint And Powder Ladies No.2 01:52

09 - Fantasy Child 02:35

10 - My Baby Left Me 02:07

11 - Don't Ask Me How How Or Why 03:24

12 - Mare, Take Me Home 03:28

13 - C'mon If You're Comin' [Bonus Track] 02:21

14 - Ain't No Woman Finer Lookin' [Bonus Track] 03:16

15 - Goin' Back To Indiana [Bonus Track] 02:49

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