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Melton, Levy and the Dey Brothers

  • Melton, Levy and the Dey Brothers [Columbia, 1972] C

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Melton, Levy and the Dey Brothers [Columbia, 1972]
Barry Melton, once the energetic young comer behind Country Joe, has done a classic Marin County cool-out. He always loved soul music, so now he makes laid-back soul music. I prefer Gamble and Huff. A sly, plaintive road song, "Highway 1," wasn't written by anyone in the band, and the rest varies between pleasant and unremarkable. Melton's previous solo album was tasteless, but at least it had some passion. C