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Friday, November 6, 2020

Southwind - Ready To Ride (1970 us, awesome country rural psych rock, 2015 korean remaster)

Southwind's second LP ‘Ready To Ride" released in early 1970,, at that time the band was comprised of Fontaine Brown (Dugg Brown), Eric Dalton, Jim Pulte and John Martin. Very often, during their live performances, a now well-known guitar player, Rick Vito (Juke Rhythm Band, Bonnie Raitt, Fleetwood Mac), would sit in with Southwind for some really hot shows. 

In “Ready to Ride,” the band clearly shifted from the 60‘s semi psychedelic thing to a very down home country image. Perhaps heading back to their Oklahoma roots? A great album cover. With the exception of one Johnny Cash (Ruby Eileen) one Hank Williams (Honky Tonkin’) tune, a majority of the writing credits are Fontaine Brown and Jim Pulte. Also, apparently Milton Sanders (Eric Dalton) wasn’t quite content with his new name, because on the “Ready to Ride” album, he’s changed the spelling of his first name, and added a nickname. For this album he was: Erik “Deputy” Dalton.

1. Rock And Roll Ruby (John R. Cash) - 3:01
2. Honky Tonkin' (Hank Williams) - 2:46
3. Ready To Ride (Fontaine Brown) - 2:48
4. I Got You Covered (Fontaine Brown, Jim Pulte) - 3:44
5. Heat Down In The Alley (Fontaine Brown) - 5:09
6. Rootin' And Tootin' (Fontaine Brown, Jim Pulte) - 3:42
7. Cool Green Hills Of Earth (Robert A. Heinlein) - 2:41
8. Same Sad Old Song (Fontaine Brown, Jim Pulte) - 4:17
9. Fine Tooth Comb (Eric Dalton, Fontaine Brown, Jim Pulte, John Martin) - 2:53
10.Ruby Eileen (Eric Dalton, Jim Pulte, John Martin) - 3:11

The Southwind
*Fontaine Brown - Keyboards, Harpsichord 
*Jim Pulte - Bass 
*Eric Dalton - Drums
*John Martin - Lead Guitar