TC – 4 – Buffalo Springfield / Neil Young / Poco

Tape Chronicles

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Tape four was a major disappointment as the tape was unplayable.

Side A was Buffalo Springfield Retrospective one of my favorite 60 bands. So much great stuff, Mr. Soul one of my favorite songs 50 years ago and today.

Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing is something I’ll always sing with when I put it on. There is not a weak song in the LP playlist.

Side One:

  1. For What It’s Worth” (Stephen Stills) – 2:37
    • Recorded December 5, 1966, Columbia Studios, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Stephen Stills. Bass: Bruce Palmer. Producers: Charles Green and Brian Stone. Running time incorrectly listed on the album’s cover as 3:00.
  2. Mr. Soul” (Neil Young) – 2:35
    • Recorded April 4, 1967. Lead vocal: Neil Young. Bass: Palmer.
  3. Sit Down, I Think I Love You” (Stills) – 2:30
    • Recorded August 1966, Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Stills, Furay. Bass: Palmer. Producers: Green and Stone.
  4. “Kind Woman” (Richie Furay) – 4:10
    • Recorded February–March 6, 1968, Atlantic Studios, New York City & Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Richie Furay. Bass: Jim Messina. Producer: Messina.
  5. “Bluebird” (Stills) – 4:28
    • Recorded April 8, 1967, Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Stills. Bass: Bobby West.
  6. “On the Way Home” (Young) – 2:25
    • Recorded November 15-December 13, 1967, Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Furay. Bass: Palmer.

Side Two:

  1. “Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing” (Young) – 3:26

    • Recorded July 18, 1966, Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Furay. Bass: Palmer. Producers: Green and Stone.
  2. Broken Arrow” (Young) – 6:13

    • Recorded August 25 & September 5–18, 1967, Columbia Recording Studios & Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Young. Bass: Palmer.
  3. “Rock & Roll Woman” (Stills) – 2:44

    • Recorded June 22, August 8 & October 8, 1967, Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Stills. Rhythm guitar: Jim Fielder. Bass: Palmer.
  4. “I Am a Child” (Young) – 2:15

    • Recorded February 5, 1968, Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Young. Bass: Gary Marker. Producer: Messina.
  5. “Go and Say Goodbye” (Stills) – 2:19

    • Recorded July 18, 1966, Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Stills. Bass: Palmer. Producers: Green and Stone.
  6. Expecting to Fly” (Young)– 3:39

    • Recorded May 6, 1967, Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Young. Arrangement: Jack Nitzsche

It is no surprise to me that my favorite Buffalo Springfield tracks were written by Neil Young.

Side B was Neil Young Zuma

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I remember listening to a local broadcast doing an interview with Neil as they walked on the beach at Malibu.  I know I have not heard this LP in its entirety in over 30 years. “Don’t cry no tears” and “Cortez the Killer” are the two songs that stand out to me as I look at the playlist.

If you like long Neil Young drawn out live songs you might like this Cortez the Killer youtube:

The final piece on the cassette was Poco and their Legend LP.

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According to my playlist, I only recorded the second side of the LP which had

  • Heat of the Night
  • Crazy Love
  • Last Good-bye
  • Legend

This LP was released in 1978 and would have their biggest hit Crazy Love. Phil Hartman designed the cool LP cover. Not that Phil Hartman.

It is any wonder I liked Poco? They were formed from the remnants of Buffalo Springfield. 1/2 of Buffalo Springfield would go onto to create the supergroup CSNY and the other half created Poco. Simple country rock band

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. 68elcamino427

    Retrospective lives on
    Like the day I first heard it

    Your traded from Springfield to CSN
    Was such a great pull.

    Like

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