Category Archives: Folk Favorite

Eric Andersen

Is It Really Love at AllEric Andersen – was one of the artist that I listened to in the 1970’s. He was one of the early members of the Greenwich Village folk scene, along with other artists like Tom Paxton, Phil Ochs, Fred Neil, Judy Collins, etc. I think the first Eric Andersen album I bought was Blue River, released on Columbia Records in 1972. My favorite song from that album was “Is It Really Love at All”. By that time Eric had recorded five albums on Vanguard Records. I caught up with those songs by purchasing The Best of Eric Andersen – favorites on the album include the great “Thirsty Boots”, “My Land is a Good Land” and “Violets of Dawn”. After Blue River. I bought his first of two albums on Warner Brothers his 1969 self-titled  album.  Like Blue River to be released three years later the session men on this album included some of my favorites  Guitars: Andy Johnson, Eddie Hinton, Grady Martin. Bass: Norbert Putnam, Mark Sporer. Drums: Kenny Buttrey, Jim McKevitt, Richard Schlosser.Perussion: Gerry Carrigan, Kenny Buttrey B- 3 Organ: Glenn Spreen, David Briggs.Accordian: Kevin Kelly. Steel Guitar: Weldon Myrick. Dobro: David Bromberg.Vibes: Andy Johnson, Farrel Morris.Piano: Deborah Green Andersen, David Briggs Woodwind and string arrangements: Glenn Spreen. Background vocals: Joni Mitchell, Eric Andersen, Deborah Green Andersen, Florence Warner, The Jordanaires,  The Holidays with Temple Riser.

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