Saturday, November 28, 2009

Gladstone - ...From Down Home in Tyler, Texas USA (1972)



"...From Down Home in Tyler, Texas USA" is Gladstone's debut album. I'm not sure about the year of release. My guess is that it was initially released in 1971, and then, renamed as simply "Gladstone", re-released in 1972. With a different cover as well..


All songs are the same on both albums. Maybe the cats at ABC (their label) thought the cows on the first cover would turn off city folks? Anyway, this is a very nice album (both) with some good Southern Country Rock. A bit lightweight, but pleasing to the ear. Don't expect any hard Southern Rock here, this is more for lovers of early Outlaws music. Sweet..

9 comments:

Luc said...

Jacques LP is copyrighted from 1972... and the 2 covers you show are together. The cover with the house is underneath ; the cover with the cows is on top of it and you can unfold it to see the first cover.

Skydogg said...

I'm still not sure: http://www.bsnpubs.com/abc/abc700.html
and there's something different at the beginning of "Marietta Station". I downloaded another rip, forgot where. Maybe the needle skipped? ;-)

Skydogg said...

As in: Jacques' album may well be from 1972, but maybe there were more pressings? The whole ABC and Dunhill label is a messy history.

Hippy Karen said...

Yes,I have this one on vinyl and it is a gatefold cover with both pictures, its a brilliant album. There is another Gladstone album which is just as good, if not better called "Lookin' for a Smile" I love this record!

Skydogg said...

I was looking here: http://www.bsnpubs.com/abc/abc700.html

Luc said...

I think they did a mistake because the Gladstone is ABCX 751 and ABCX 750 and 752 are from 1972. Thus, it would be strange that 751 was released in 1971.

Skydogg said...

I'm convinced. '72 it is. Thanks Luc.

Jason Odd said...

Gladstone were recording as early as 1970 as Robin Hood Brians Studio in Tyler, I think the debut album was supposed to come out in '71, but ended up coming out in '72.

Most of the cats involved were regulars at Brians, like the core of Rio Grande, including steel guitarist Bob Tuttle, who was originally a musician in country and western swing bands in Socal and Texas:

http://www.bobtuttlesteelguitar.com

Rio Grande, was the country-rock spin-off of Texas 60s frat-rock garage-punkers Mouse & the Traps, some of whom are on this and the second Gladstone LP as session musicians.

A very fine country-rock record to post.

J.

Eduardo Rodríguez said...

Very nice music!
Thanks for post.