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Elvin Bishop: Let It Flow

Album Notes

Personnel includes: Elvin Bishop, Dickie Betts, Toy Caldwell, Sly Stone, Charlie Daniels.

Personnel: Elvin Bishop (vocals, electric, acoustic & slide guitars); Johnny Vernazza (acoustic, electric & slide guitars, background vocals); Johnny Sandlin (acoustic & electric guitars, tambourine); Richard Betts (electric guitar); Toy Caldwell (pedal steel guitar); Charlie Daniels (electric fiddle, acoustic guitar, washboard, background vocals); Vassar Clements (strings); Randall Bramblet, David Brown, Harold Williams (saxophone); Phil Aaberg (piano, clavinet); Steve Miller (piano); Sly Stone, Paul Hornsby (organ); Michael "Fly" Brooks (bass); Don Baldwin (drums, background vocals); Bill Meeker (drums); Jerome Joseph (congas); David Walshaw (tambourine); Gideon Daniels, Micky Thomas, Jo Baker, Annie Sampson (background vocals).

Recorded at Capricorn Sound Studios, Macon, Georgia.

Digitally remastered by Kevin Reeves.

This is part of Capricorn Records' Capricorn Classics series.

For his fourth album, Elvin Bishop organized a new backup group and switched to Capricorn Records. Capricorn was known as the standard bearer of the Southern rock movement--the Allman Brothers Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, etc.--and Bishop was able to emphasize the country/blues aspects of his persona and his music in the move from Marin County, California, to Macon, Georgia. The guest artists included the Allmans' Dickey Betts, Marshall Tucker's Toy Caldwell, Charlie Daniels, and Sly Stone, and Bishop turned in one of his best sets of songs, including "Travelin' Shoes" (with its Allmans-like twin lead guitar work), which became his first charting single, just as the album was his first to make the Top 100 LPs. ~ William Ruhlmann


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