Monday, November 18, 2013

Elvin Bishop - Let It Flow (1974 us, awesome southern swamp blues rock)



For his fourth album, Elvin Bishop organized a new backup group and switched to Capricorn Records. Capricorn was known as the standard bearer of the Southern rock movement--the Allman Brothers Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, etc.--and Bishop was able to emphasize the country/blues aspects of his persona and his music in the move from Marin County, California, to Macon, Georgia. 

The guest artists included the Allmans' Dickey Betts, Marshall Tucker's Toy Caldwell, Charlie Daniels, and Sly Stone, and Bishop turned in one of his best sets of songs, including "Travelin' Shoes" (with its Allmans-like twin lead guitar work), which became his first charting single, just as the album was his first to make the Top 100 LPs. 
by William Ruhlmann
Tracks
1. Sunshine Special - 3:43
2. Ground Hog - 3:37
3. Honey Babe - 3:19
4. Stealin' Watermelons - 4:03
5. Travelin' Shoes - 7:17
6. Let It Flow - 3:51
7. Hey Good Lookin' (Hank Williams) - 3:43
8. Fishin' - 4:32
9. Can't Go Back - 3:28
10.I Can't Hold Myself In Line - 2:40
11.Bourbon Street - 2:18
All songs written by Elvin Bishop except where noted.

Musicians
*Elvin Bishop - Electric, Acoustic, Slide, Guitars, Lead Vocals
*Johnny Sandlin - Acoustic, Electric Guitars, Percussion, Tambourine
*John Vernazza - Acoustic, Electric, Slide Guitars, Vocals
*Charlie Daniels - Fiddle, Acoustic Guitar, Washboard, Vocals
*Philip Aaberg - Piano, Keyboards, Clavinet
*Donny Baldwin - Drums, Vocals
*Dickey Betts - Electric Guitar
*Toy Caldwell - Steel Guitar
*Michael Brooks - Bass Guitar
*Paul Hornsby - Organ, Keyboards
*Sly Stone - Organ, Keyboards
*Vassar Clements - Strings
*Stephen Miller - Piano
*Randall Bramblett - Saxophone
*Dave Brown - Saxophone
*Harold Williams - Saxophone
*Bill Meeker - Drums
*Jo Baker - Percussion, Vocals
*Debbie Cathey - Vocals
*Gideon Daniels - Vocals
*Jerome Joseph - Conga, Conductor
*Annie Sampson - Vocals
*Mickey Thompson - Vocals
*David Walshaw - Percussion, Tambourine

1969-70/72  Party Till The Cows Come Home 
1977  Live! Raisin' Hell (2012 remaster edition)
Related Acts
1966-68  The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Strawberry Jam

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