Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Floating House Band - The Floating House Band (1969 us, beautiful folk psych harmonies, korean remaster)



When the Stone Poneys break-up, Bob Kimmel created and developed the concert series at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, California. It was to become one of the premier acoustic music venues in the country. 

By the time he left 7 years later, McCabe's was on everyone's map and names like Jackson Browne, Odetta, Emmylou Harris, Bill Monroe, Jennifer Warnes, Doc & Merle Watson, The New Grass Revival, David Grisman, Tom Waits and Chet Atkins had all headlined there - along with hundreds of others. McCabe's had become a folk music mecca on the west coast.

During that time, Bob also teamed up with still another Tucsonan, Shep Cooke (who was on the final Stone Poneys tour) and LA musician Kit Alderson and they formed The Floating House Band, another acoustic singing trio. They signed a record deal and recorded an album for Takoma Records, which was owned by folk guitarist John Fahey. 

A chemistry of wonderful vocal harmonies acoustic guitars great songwriting, an amalgam of folk, country and psychedelia.
Tracks
1. Livin' Like There's No Tomorrow (Wendy Waldman) - 2:44
2. Any Day Woman (Paul Siebel) - 2:44
3. Mayday Waltz (Shep Cooke) - 3:15
4. It Won't Be Easy (Bob Kimmel) - 3:41
5. Valentine Day Massacre (Shep Cooke) - 3:41
6. Song for Martha Lee (Bob Kimmel) - 3:46
7. One Way Road (Bob Kimmel) - 4:04
8. Simple Life (Bob Kimmel) - 3:20
9. For Sharl (Shep Cooke) - 1:56
10.Doubter's Highway to Glory (Bob Kimmel) - 2:42
11.Shep's Goin' to the Country (Shep Cooke) - 2:29
12.Let Me Fly (Bob Kimmel) - 3:17

The Floating House Band
*Pat Cloud - Banjo
*Andrew Gold - Drums
*Shep Cooke - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
*Kit Alderson - Guitar, Autoharp, Keyboards, Vocals
*Rick Epping - Harmonica
*Bob Kimmel - Guitar, Vocals
*Dennis Wood - Percussion

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