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Sammy Walker: Song for Patty [Folkways, 1975]
Walker's amazing early Dylan soundalike isn't an imitation, it's a charming tribute, and the highly recommended title cut exemplifies his (by now) all but unique fusion of novelistic eye and political heart. (Fusion, hell--I'll settle for either.) But he is a windbag, and no matter how hard he tries he's never funny. B-