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Category: Curt Boettcher

"Right By My Side"
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“Right By My Side”: (Curt) Boettcher & (Bobby) Jameson

I couldn’t help noticing that Bobby Jameson wrote the kick-off song on Michele O’Malley‘s Saturn Rings album.  Curt Boettcher, interestingly, would be picked to produce Jameson’s second album (although the first “proper” album under his own name) — Color Him In.  “Right By My Side” is the A-side of the

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“Only Colombe”: No Longer Unreleased

I stumbled upon a Gene Clark “never released” 45 that had finally been issued in 2008 — 40 years after its original recording date — by those fine folks at Sundazed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbzVck8psYY Artist:  Gene Clark Producer:  Gary Usher A-Side:  “Only Colombe” B-Side:  “The French Girl” Recorded:  April 24, 1967 Released: 

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“Astral Cowboy”: Not Enough Echo

Yesterday’s piece about Sagittarius (et al.) brought to mind one particular Curt Boettcher song that too few people have heard, 1969’s (demo only) “Lament of the Astral Cowboy” — one hundred forty mesmerizing seconds, each one of them echo-filled: Could this be what Gram Parsons had envisioned when he came

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