Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Southwind - Makin' It (19??)



Well, here's obscurity for ya. I don't know anything about Southwind, other than what's mentioned on the back sleeve of the album. From what I gather, this might have been a local band doing rather well on the local juke joint scene and releasing an independent album along the way. Probably for doing some promotion, since it consists mostly of cover tunes. Ranging from pure Country to Southern Rock covers ("Back Up Against The Wall" and "Gimme Three Steps"). The band features both male and female vocals. One track stands out in my opinion, the song "Makin' It", which is one of only two originals. I tried to find some additional information on the internet, but haven't found anything. Pickers and singers are: Martin Childers Evans: guitar and vocals; Bobby Gunter: drums, vocals and fiddle; Greg Evans: bass and vocals; Carol Ann Etheridge: keyboards; Barry Evans: guitar, banjo and vocals. The record was released on Penny Records. Nothing spectacular, just nice. Louisiana Saturday Night..

3 comments:

Peter said...

I think Moon Martin is Southwind's big legacy. He wrote the Robert Palmer hit "Bad Case of Loving You."

Luc said...

It's not the same Southwind.
Here, it's a band from Georgia.

Skydogg said...

There were several bands calling themselves Southwind: http://rateyourmusic.com/search?searchterm=southwind&searchtype=a
This band is not mentioned there...