Thursday, September 23, 2010

Emitt Rhodes

Next from 1970 is Emitt Rhodes

This is one of my favorite unheralded albums, and this song ("Fresh As A Daisy") is my favorite song from the album. Emitt Rhodes was the leader of the Merry Go Round, but he played every instrument on this solo album, and recorded it at his home studio. A completely homemade album that ended up making the top 30 when it was picked up by a major label.

Because of his studio prowess and resemblance to Paul McCartney, Emitt Rhodes was called a "one man Beatles". This description later became the title of an Italian documentary about ER.

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