Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • God Bless You, Dr. Woodward [Cotillion, 1970] B

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God Bless You, Dr. Woodward [Cotillion, 1970]
This Philadelphia group has been ignored just about everywhere but in Rolling Stone, where they were panned stupidly, perhaps out of geographical jealousy. All the players have the kind of blues-soul feeling that makes Nick Gravenites such a Bay Area hero, and in the best ballroom tradition the music occupies that uncharted region triangulated by rock, pop, and jazz--only it's tighter and more melodic than what you hear in the ballrooms. B