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Turning Around – Jackie Lomax


Yet another wonderful number penned by Jackie, with unusual chord changes and melody varying from minor to major in the chorus. Kinda feels like a George Harrison song, don’t ya think?
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Speak to Me – Jackie Lomax


Here’s a song opening Jackie Lomax’s first solo album, released by Apple. Jackie was a skilled songwriter and this song proves that very well, I should say. It has three sections of different chord changes, a key change, and a change in the meter. But, most importantly, it is a brilliant track.
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Or So It Seems – Jackie Lomax


I can’t believe that no song penned by Jackie Lomax has been posted here yet. Sadly, Jackie died a few days ago, so this post is a homage to him. He wrote many great songs, but people tend to forget about it (or so it seems).
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Just Another Rider – Gregg Allman


Great song from a great record sung with Gregg’s great voice. Just great, eh?
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Golden Bird – Levon Helm


One of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard. Penned by Happy Traum and beautifully covered by Levon Helm on his last studio album Electric Dirt.
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When I Go Away – Levon Helm


Levon Helm sang some wonderful songs , had a powerful voice, and was a great drummer. I didn’t want to use the Past Tense, but as Levon is bound for glory, I have to. But he didn’t want no sorrow, so although he’s gone away, let’s play this song to the tears of joy.
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Hoodoo Bash – Michael Hurley, The Unholy Modal Rounders, Jeffrey Frederick & The Clamtones


This spooky, hair-raising song is a fruit of collaboration between Michael Hurley, The Unholy Modal Rounders, Jeffrey Frederick & The Clamtones. The former is perhaps one of the most bizarre artists the American soil ever bore, but I have a feeling he ain’t the only weirdo on this record… Read more…