Bless You, Dr. Woodward

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The Edison Electric Band's sole album, Bless You, Dr Woodward, is a very of-its-time affair. While accomplished and well recorded, it doesn't have either the musical identity or high quality needed to make it stick out, even as far as obscure circa-1970 rock releases go. Generally speaking, the group writes and plays in a funky blues-soul-rock style with some (but not many) acid rock trimmings. More often than not, they sound a little like a bluesier, funkier Youngbloods, though the vocals and songwriting aren't nearly as outstanding. Some fairly rootsy numbers will drift off into semi-psychedelic instrumental passages and guitar, "Ship of the Future" throwing in a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The Edison Electric Band's sole album, Bless You, Dr Woodward, is a very of-its-time affair. While accomplished and well recorded, it doesn't have either the musical identity or high quality needed to make it stick out, even as far as obscure circa-1970 rock releases go. Generally speaking, the group writes and plays in a funky blues-soul-rock style with some (but not many) acid rock trimmings. More often than not, they sound a little like a bluesier, funkier Youngbloods, though the vocals and songwriting aren't nearly as outstanding. Some fairly rootsy numbers will drift off into semi-psychedelic instrumental passages and guitar, "Ship of the Future" throwing in a buzzing oddball solo on the ondioline, "Island Sun" a brief Latin-flavored percussion jam. Covers of Percy Mayfield's "Please Send Me" and Doc Pomus' "Lonely Avenue," however, seem indicative of R&B influences with which the band appear to be more comfortable. Weirder things are afoot in "Smokehouse," which is nonetheless derivative of the voodoo blues approaches of both Dr. John and Captain Beefheart.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/23/2005
  • Label: Water
  • UPC: 646315715521
  • Catalog Number: 155
  • Sales rank: 165,259

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ship of the Future (2:24)
  2. 2 Over the Hill (6:47)
  3. 3 Please Send Me (4:35)
  4. 4 Baby Leroy (3:30)
  5. 5 Royal Fool (3:22)
  6. 6 West Wind (3:02)
  7. 7 Lonely Avenue (3:41)
  8. 8 Island Sun (3:28)
  9. 9 Smokehouse (4:01)
  10. 10 Lebanese Packhorse (0:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Edison Electric Band Primary Artist
Brookmead Mumble Choir Vocals
Freebo Bass, Guitar
Mark T. Jordan Guitar, Keyboards
Norman Pride Conductor, Conga
Harry Sandler Musician
David Stock Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Group Member
T.J. Tindall Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Michael Ziegler Guitar
Daniel "Freebo" Friedberg Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Group Member
Mark Wilson Jordan Guitar, Piano, Hammond Organ, fender rhodes, Group Member
Bob Finkle Musician
Technical Credits
Percy Mayfield Composer
Adrian Barber Engineer
Joel Dorn Producer
Dean Evenson Engineer
Bob Liftin Engineer, Mastering
Doc Pomus Composer
Jack Shaw Producer
Gary Hobish Mastering
Dean Evanson Engineer, Remixing, Mastering
Pat Thomas Producer
Peter Relic Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Late 60's !!!!

    On my way to my freshman college orientation in 1968, I got waylaid by sounds I heard coming from a nearby building. Walked upstairs and loved what I saw and heard, and never missed what wisdom might have been dispensed at the orientation. Saw this band many times while I was in college in various states of mind and they are great! Mark Jordan's piano on "Please Send Me Someone to Love" is exquisite and I don't usually have that much use for keys . "Ship of the Future" rocks. This was a band that was being really creative, producing a unique group sound in a very fertile period. 3/4 of them played on Binnire Raitt's Give It Up and Freebo went on to be her bass player for many years. Jordan also played with Van Morrison and others. Pick this up!!!

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