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Toni Brown & Terry Garthwaite

  • Cross Country [Capitol, 1973] B

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Cross Country [Capitol, 1973]
In which the spirit and guts of Joy of Cooking, united for maybe the last time (Toni has left to record solo with another label), go to Nashville for some country-fried. Needless to say, they've never enjoyed more professional backing, but especially in Nashville there is a well-known problem with professionals--they never push a song that extra notch. And at least half of these could use the help. Shouldn't be lost: "Midnight Blues." B