Mittwoch, 6. April 2016

Geoff & Maria Muldaur ‎– Pottery Pie (1968)

In the year 1964, Maria Muldaur joined the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and began an affair with singer Geoff Muldaur; the couple eventually married and had a daughter, Jenni, who would later become a singer in her own right. When the Kweskin band broke up in 1968, the couple stayed with their label (Reprise) and began recording together as Geoff & Maria Muldaur. They moved to Woodstock, New York to take advantage of the burgeoning music scene there and issued two albums - 1968's "Pottery Pie" and 1971's "Sweet Potatoes" - before Geoff departed in 1972 to form "Better Days" with Paul Butterfield, a move that signaled not only the end of the couple's musical partnership, but their marriage as well.               

One of just two albums to be released by the easier-going American equivalent of Richard & Linda Thompson (without the brooding gloom and biting irony), this set includes some virtuoso folk-blues performances, as well as the version of "Brazil" made famous in Terry Gilliam's movie of the same name.

Though the ten tunes here are all covers, Geoff & Maria Muldaur treat each as if molded from clay of their own making, just as they had old traditional numbers as members of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band. It's probably no coincidence that this album would eventually find its way to Joe Boyd's Hannibal label. It's a collection that suggests the Richard & Linda Thompson albums he would release throughout the '70s.

Although it's often difficult to find, many fans will find "Pottery Pie" more than worth the money and effort.   

A1Catch It3:17
A2I'll Be Your Baby Tonight3:56
A3New Orleans Hopscop Blues2:45
A4Trials, Troubles, Tribulations4:44
A5Prairie Lullabye4:48
A6Guide Me, O Great Jehovah1:36
B1Me And My Chauffeur Blues6:21
B3Georgia On My Mind3:44
B4Death Letter Blues6:12

Geoff & Maria Muldaur ‎– Pottery Pie (1968)
(256 kbps, cover art included)

3 Kommentare:

Feilimid O'Broin hat gesagt…

Many thanks for this gem of an album and to Joe Boyd for all of the great music he has revived through Hannibal. Years ago I ordered by mail his four album-compilations of Sandy Denny's and Nick Drake's music, respectively, before continuing to order other releases, including the Thompsons, by him.

orangeopera hat gesagt…

More Maria Muldaur, please!

zero hat gesagt…

Joe Boyd gave us a lot of great music, thanks for mentioning him, Feilimid.

Posted another album by Maria and Geoff this evening. Greetings!

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