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Rosebud — Rosebud
(Collectors' Choice CCM 432, 1974/2004, CD)

by Cesar Montesano, Published 2007-03-01

Rosebud Cover artTen songs give almost as many stylistic snapshots. The sound of a love-in, with a keyboard, in Latin America; no trace of Carlos anywhere. A moody testament with sultry vocals grazing across California skies. Thirteen hippies piled in a Volkswagen bus, wheels just barely touching the ground as they feel it start to come on. Wispy Wisconsin sing-along bedtime story based on flower-power dreams of sunshine, beautiful strangers, children, every summer. The delicate poetics rumble around a savory love song tinkling down like gentle rain. Seemingly obligatory with a name like rosebud, one tune exudes a precarious balance between country and folk-rock. Oddly enough, a summer carol sounds pretty much the same as the yuletide season version, replacing snow and stockings with sun and misty winds. Slide guitar does not always have to mean honky-tonk, and yet, it does here for the strum and drang portion of the proceedings. Devolving into Joy of Cooking territory, also well done, just not my particular taste of wheatstraw — where's that spittoon? Decent follow-up for Judy Henske and Jerry Yester, it sits finely next to its precursor. If that lit your fire, then you are all set. Barring that, stick with Farewell Aldebaran.

Filed under: Reissues, Issue 34, 2004 releases, 1974 recordings

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