For My Friends (Sunflower 77601) 1977
Also titled “An Evening With George Gagliardi”. Live recording of Nashville blue-eyed soul from folk-singer/guitarist, featured here with female backup singers and a small band spotlighting piano. His voice reminds me of a cross between the scruffiness of Cat Stevens and the high pitch of Benny Hester. Lots of musical variety from acoustic blues to slow nightclub jazz to piano ballads to gospelly rock. ‘Ain’t It The Gospel Truth’, ‘Butterfly’, ‘What About The Lonely Ones’, ‘You Are My Finest Hour’, ‘Just Wasn’t Born To Be A Rock ‘N Roll Star’, and ‘I’ve Goth Those… Blues’ are some of the titles Gagliardi has written here. Gagliardi had earlier been a member of the group New Hope on the Light label. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).
George has his own site and he will be adding tracks from his album to listen to.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Ain't It The Gospel Truth|
|1-3||Words 'n Music|
|1-4||What About The Lonely Ones|
|1-5||A Simple Lullaby|
|2-1||You Have Been My Finest Hour|
|2-3||Just Wasn't Born To Be A Rock 'N Roll Star|
|2-4||I Got Those Lay-Down-'N-Moan, Wanna-Go-Back-Home, Need-To-Roll-Away-The-Stone-Blues|
|2-5||For My Friends|