In his 2017 liner notes for this new release, finger style guitarist/musicologist Duck Baker writes “It may seem obvious that folkies would not want to hear some kid trying to sound like Eric Dolphy with a nylon-strung guitar, but back in the 1960s and early ’70s this was not quite so clear-cut. Sandy Bull had recorded with Ornette’s drummer Billy Higgins, after all, and people did talk about blending genres quite a bit (they still do talk about it, anyway).

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Artist: 
Duck Baker
Album: 
Les Blues Du Richmond: Demos and Outtakes 1973-1979
Cred Label: 
Tompkins Square TSQ 5517 LP
Cred Prod: 
Marty Gary, Stefan Grossman
Cred Eng: 
Joe Sheets (side 1), Nic Kinsey (side 2)
Cred Mix: 
N/A
Cred Mast: 
Jo Lizzi and Ben Young (transfers, mastering, no lacquer cutting credit)
In his 2017 liner notes for this new release, finger style guitarist/musicologist Duck Baker writes “It may seem obvious that folkies would not want to hear some kid trying to sound like Eric Dolphy with a nylon-strung guitar, but back in the 1960s and early ’70s this was not quite so clear-cut. Sandy Bull had recorded with Ornette’s drummer Billy Higgins, after all, and people did talk about blending genres quite a bit (they still do talk about it, anyway).