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Scarlet Rivera

  • Scarlet Rivera [Warner Bros., 1977] D-

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Scarlet Rivera [Warner Bros., 1977]
Those who call this the worst record of the year (I've met two) must only listen to sidepeople's albums when the sidepeople are Dylan's (or "his," as the notes here would have it.) In fact, many sidepeople stretch out one or two acceptable melodies and some should-be rejects into an instrumental LP. Although come to think of it most of them come up with eight cuts, not six. And most of them can improvise some. Hmm. D-