shoveler_shooter wrote: Glimmerjim wrote:
I really liked that non-genre defining music that was going on in those days. There was a station out of a local college that called itself the "Lonesome Armadillo". It played a lot of that stuff....Bellamy Bros, Flying Burrito Bros, Pure Prairie League, Poco, The Band. Good road music. Unfortunately, this station put out just about enough megawatts to hear it outside
the building it was in!
A lot of the stuff I listen to fits in that category. Sometimes they throw it in with the more meat & potatoes type genres on classic rock stations. That's usually how I end up discovering it, since I'm 21 and wasn't around back then lol.
Good on ya, ss, for discovering and appreciating that stuff. It was a real mix of folk, country, and rock. The real influence of the fusion of this and the blues didn't come along much til the RS and LZ. In my opinion it was a really musical mix of Bob Dylan, older country guys like Hoagy Carmichael, Everly Bros, Hank Williams, etc. The lyrics were touching on REAL subjects, but they hadn't really given credence to the intricacies of making the band elicit emotion. The band at that point was to provide backing for the singer, not to be an entity unto itself that melded with the lyrics and vocal style and directed the singer's influence.