Facebook Twitter Spotify. There comes an album once in a while that defies the time and space the music inhabits. An anachronism, a black sheep, or possibly a masterpiece, albums such as these flow in and out of shape and form, not always being heard in their private plot of the continuum. The songs therein baffle the musical expectations of the chronology and geography in which the band existed, taking country rock tropes and southern soul sensibilities well past the extent of their genres. Piano, twelve-string guitars, pedal steel, and a rock-steady Muscle Shoals rhythm section solidify the notion that this is not a southern rock record or an Allman Brothers redux. These tunes are instant classics, but they are not what makes the record fly. This band proves itself as one of the most interesting wielders of odd time signatured country grooves in a period of four-four, three-chord, rock and roll guitars en masse. You forget what you know about music, quit counting, and just enjoy the songs for what they are. The Alabama soul leaking into southern rock touts a golden California country AM production, all the while making odd time signatures and angular changes sound soft and as colorful as a Gulf Coast sunset. Math country that sounds effortless, romantic, and heavily nostalgic.
Description Imported from USA. Led by Scott Boyer and Tommy Talton, the Jacksonville band Cowboy was discovered by none other than Duane Allman, who, as legend has it, banged on their door at 7 am one day and asked to hear some songs. He then recommended them to Capricorn label owner Phil Walden, who sent Allman Brothers producer Johnny Sandlin to check them out; Sandlin ended up producing several Cowboy albums for Capricorn, of which this release was the second. But what makes 5 ll Getcha Ten special and indeed what makes it many Cowboy fans favorite record is the songwriting. Please Be with Me was covered by Eric Clapton on his classic Ocean Boulevard release, and throughout the album a gentle undercurrent of spirituality courses through these beautifully played and sung songs, particularly on What I Want Is You, Innocence Song and the title tune. Scott Schinder s notes contain revealing quotes from Tommy Talton; we ve also added some great period photos and provided a pristine remastering job by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York. Worldwide CD debut!
Discovered and recommended by Allman Brothers Band founding guitarist Duane Allman, the Jacksonville, Florida-based group was introduced to Allmans producer Johnny Sandlin and a beautiful musical relationship was formed. Real Gone Music has thankfully revisited this seminal country rock LP to disseminate its values to a new audience. There is a craftsmanship on display that illustrates just what attracted Allman to the songwriting duo. Cowboy, similar to the group Badfinger and their relationship to the Beatles, will always be inextricably tied to the Allman Brothers Band.