Wheatstraw Suite

Wheatstraw Suite

by The DillardsThe Dillards

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - Remastered / 180 Gram Vinyl)

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It never got any better than this. In 1968, as the Byrds were making valiant (if unappreciated) efforts to bring rock and country music closer together, the Dillards were trying to do some of the same for bluegrass and rock. The result was 13 all-but-perfect tracks mixing some pretty laid-back topicality ("Hey Boys") and humor ("The Biggest Whatever"), cowboy songs ("Single Saddle," which Gene Autry should have covered), just plain gorgeous poetry ("Lemon Chimes"), and a couple of unexpected covers ("I've Just Seen a Face," "Reason to Believe"), with arrangements that exude a delicate, subdued lushness ("Listen to the Sound") and an element of electric rock (courtesy of Joe Osborn on electric bass and Jim Gordon on drums) that worked perfectly. In many ways, this is a finer rural
ock fusion album than Sweetheart of the Rodeo, the first Flying Burrito Brothers album, or the Beau Brummels' efforts during this same period, and an indispensable part of any collection of '60s music.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/04/2014
Label: Exhibit Records
UPC: 0780014406417
catalogNumber: 44064
Rank: 74389


  1. I'll Fly Away
  2. Nobody Knows
  3. Hey Boys
  4. The Biggest Whatever
  5. Listen To the Sound
  6. Little Pete
  7. Reason To Believe
  8. Single Saddle
  9. I've Just Seen a Face
  10. Lemon Chimes
  11. Don't You Cry
  12. Bending the Strings
  13. She Sang Hymns Out of Tune

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Dillards   Primary Artist

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