Sunday, March 16, 2008

High Cotton - High Cotton (1975)



Another obscure treat from the 70's. High Cotton released, as far as I can tell, one album. Produced by Allen Toussaint, this is a really nice, groovy album (oh, groovy!). Setting it apart from the majority of southern rock releases, is the use of horns and its outspoken funkiness. Which is something I always love in southern rock.
Singer/trumpetist Todd Logan has played as session hornman with people like Gregg Allman, The Marshall Tucker Band and Hydra - amongst others. Dig it!

8 comments:

whiteray said...

Nice share -- I have the vinyl and have thought often about ripping it on the USB. But you've saved me the trouble.

And hey, great blog, too. (You might want to stop by my place . . . http://echoesinthewind.blogspot.com/ )

Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your time & efforts on this blog. The music album 'samples' are greatly appreciated.

R_R

Skydogg said...

We aim to please...

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beaug said...

Hey Harley Beau here pretty good album this High Cotton is. I wish there were more 1970's Southern Rock bands with a funk edge and a horn section. Also this has to be the best sounding vinyl rip i have ever heard in my life not one scratch and the sound level is perfect. Good Work

Skydogg said...

Thanks Beau. For those interested in ripping vinyl, I put up a link to some vinyl ripping guides.

beaug said...

Hey Harley that is a good idea sometimes you gotta take what you can get. Some vinyl rips are terrible they are too scratchy and the volume level is terrible. As i say that High Cotton could be the best vinyl rip i have ever heard. If they could all have that quality it would be great. Hey do you know of any other blogsites that specialize in 1970's Southern Rock im running out. Keep in mind i dont do Country Rock i cant stand it. lol

DSB said...

I heard them play back when - they were good but slightly derivative and the guitars really sang. I met Jeff Logan after the show, a nice guy and really proud of his brother.