Saturday, January 10, 2009

Mylon LeFevre - Weak At The Knees (1977)

Another fine album by Mylon LeFevre. Don't let that cover art scare you off. This is really a great album. Kinda funny, I was looking for some information about this period of Mylon's career. But any biography only mentions his album with Alvin Lee and then skips straight to the part about the Gideon bible and how Mylon turned to Gospel back in the 80's. Well, he's made three albums you can't seem to find any background information on, this being the first. The others I have too and will post in the near future.
I remember finding this album in a cut-out bin. I was amazed at the cover, but found it somehow intriguing. I was just getting into Outlaw Country, and this album had some familiar names on it. Excellent playing on the album throughout and some cool songs. Reggie Young is playing guitar here, amongst others. It was the first time I heard Mylon and I was immediately in love with his voice. The music on this album is somewhat in the vein of some early recordings by Louisiana's Le Roux. So, if you like that, give this a spin. I know I still play this frequently after 20 years owning it. It features a magnificent version of Bob Dylan's "Girl From The North Country". And I'm still crazy about the ballad "Second Hand Lady", in which his voice goes from a Johnny Cash-like narration and then smoothly switches to his beautiful singing voice. Have faith...


Anonymous said...

How do I get a non vinyl (aka) digital copy of this?

Dan Phillips said...

Glad to know there's a Southern rock blog going' on. Appreciate your giving me a heads up. I'll add it to the Home of the Groove blogroll. Sometime, maybe you could feature a great band out of New Orleans, now in their 30th year, the Radiators.
Have a fine '09. Peace

Skydogg said...

Hi Dan,
I post only albums that are out of print or nearly impossible to get worldwide. I checked The Radiators discography, but it seems everything is available on CD? Maybe you have something rare I could post. I don't know the band, so maybe you could shpw me where to begin.

Anonymous said...

Great blog and simply wonderful posts. I'm taking a trip down memory lane enjoying listening to lps I used to own many years ago and now brought back to life thanks to you. Mylon, Buckacre, Hydra, Mama's Pride, Beaverteeth.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to when you can post Mylon's Love Rustler and R&R Resurrection.

Thanks for all you do!