Sunday, August 5, 2007
Dave Lewis plays Herb Alpert LP
I can't imagine that Dave Lewis looks back fondly on this photo shoot...or doing a record of Herb Alpert covers. Recorded in 66, can you imagine this in 68 or 69? Not likely. What a difference a few years can make. Both the cover and concept were so absurd, I felt no shame slapping down my 50 cents for this. He might have been from Seattle, but there is not hint of Wheedle's Groove on this lp. At least the tracks are all short. 12 total on Jerden. Guitar player stands out more than Dave whose Hammond sound is pretty weak. "The Lonely Bull" stands out as an above average track with a little heart put into it. Both "taste of honey" and "love potion #9" run between competent and corny in an enjoyable fashion.