Thursday, October 30, 2008

Rick Olsen

Rick 32387/32388, 1973

Side One:

Chantilly Lace (The Big Bopper) 2:43
Scarlet Ribbons (Jack Segal & Evelyn Danzig) 2:50
The Man That Built The Bridges (Tom Paxton) 4:28
Good Taste (Dick Mccormack) 2:07
I Want To Go Home (Dick Mccormack & Rick Olsen) 4:02.

Side Two:

The Old Man (Dick Mccormack) 4:22
Every Day (Buddy Holly) /That'll Be The Day (Holly, Petty, And Allison) 3:28
Scotch And Soda (Dave Guard) 2:52
Rider (Traditional) 4:10
The Ballad Of 38th Street (Dick McCormack) 3:10.

Obscure private pressing by folk artist Rick Olsen. Liner notes chronicle a 7 year period starting in 1967 when Rick was living in Brooklyn to playing in Greenwich Village to moving to the resort mountains of Vermont to finally recording this LP. Rick does a few early rock n roll hits by The Big Bopper and Buddy Holly and a few other folk tunes but most of the material here is written by friend and collaborator Dick McCormack (who also plays lead at times on the LP and wrote the liner notes).

Acknowledgments : In The Moment Records, Brattleboro, Vermont.


1 comment:

  1. I used to listen to him when I was a kid. My mom and her girlfriend would go listen to him and they would come home all giggly like a teenager. I used to have that album and would love to find a copy. as an amature country singer, his songs stuck in my head as I still almost 40 years later remember alot of the words!