Michael Hurley Back Home With Drifting Woods on Limited Edition LP
Unbelievably great Michael Hurley recordings from 1964, never heard before until now! Recorded by Fred Ramsey as part of the same sessions that resulted in Hurley's First Songs LP on Folkways. Side-A starts with "What'll You Say, What'll You Do," a pretty psychedelic classic that can very well put you into some kinda trance. After that we hear "The Blues Comes Around," a sad drifty little tune, then "Little Girl On Roller Skates" with a rare Hurley harmonica solo and hallicinatory lyrics worthy of some examination, and then a beautiful alternate take on one of his all time greats, "The Tea Song."
Side-B starts up with yet more alternate takes of songs from the Folkways LP in "Intersolar Blues" and "I Like My Wine." After that we get to hear two great compositions for the first time with "Hey Hey Hey Hey" and "I Love You Babe," and man oh man are they pretty. Real great stuff highly recommended for Hurley purists and newcomers to his art alike. Michael Hurley is a great American song writer with his own unique way of seeing the world and this LP is a true testament to his vision. Faux folkways wraparound cover with liner note insert by Hurley himself. Co-release from Mississippi Records and Nero's Neptune.
Michael Hurley Back Home With Drifting Woods Track Listing:
1. What'll You Say, What'll You Do
2. The Blues Comes Around
3. Little Girl On Roller Skates
4. The Tea Song
5. Intersolar Blues
6. I Like My Wine
7. Hey Hey Hey Hey
8. I Love You Babe