Rock and Scroll (C&C  RRRS-101277)  1977

 

Like Danny and Lynda of the group First Revelation, Ron and Shirley can be included within the fraction of a percent of guy/gal duos that successfully deliver adventurous cutting edge music. This rare custom combines the songwriting, guitar and vocals talents of Ron Russo and Shirley Bristle with the rock backing of a trio known as Universe. Robust sturdy rockin’ sound with biting lead guitar throughout instilling west coast psych vibes of the Jefferson Airplane sort. All nine cuts are strong from hard-edged driving tracks like ‘Soul Winner’ and ‘Love Is Real’ to acoustic folkrocky ballads like ‘Comforter’. The psychedelic ‘Bad Love Is A Demon’ takes the cake with its slow yet intense 6/8 pace and wild synthesizer effects. The whole album is powerful from start to finish.    (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

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This one was on the Heavenly Grooves blog.

 

Tracks:

01. Soul Winner

02. Sealer Healer

03. Christian Man

04. Troubled Sea

05. Jude

06. Backslider

07. Comforter

08. Love Is Real

09. Bad Love is a Demon

 

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