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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Favorite Off-Beat Records: "Cheryl's Going Home"

Hey, I thought I'd start an occasional section in this blog for "Favorite Off-Beat Records," songs I love that might not be as known as they should be, or whatever.

My first selection is an early Blues Project effort from 1966, "Cheryl's Going Home".  It was written by Bob Lind of "Bright Elusive Butterfly of Love" fame, and has his customarily poetic lyrics and haunting melody.  The Blues Project punch it up, and I especially like the audacious guitar licks. Al Kooper puts in some good early work, too.   The recording has a sort of Marrakesh Express feel to it, but was released a good three years before the Crosby, Stills, and Nash song.

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