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Lovin in the Valley of the Moon / Desert Horizons [Import]

Mickey Hart, Norton BuffaloAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 28, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Edsel Records UK
  • ASIN: B0000011V3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #304,184 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Lovin' In The Valley Of The Moon
2. One Kiss To Say Goodbye
3. Ghetto Hotel
4. Nobody Wants Me
5. Puerto De Azul
6. Hangin' Tree
7. Another Day
8. Rosalie
9. The Jig Is Up
10. Eighteen Wheels
11. Sea Of Key
12. Echoes Of The Last Stampede
13. Desert Horizon
14. Age Old Puppet
15. Wasn't It Bad Enough
16. Thinkin' 'Bout You Babe
17. Hopin' You'll Come Back
18. High Tide In Wingo
19. Walkin' Down To Suzy's
20. Cold, Cold City Nights
See all 23 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Two LPs on 1 CD - Lovin' In The Valley Of The Moon & Desert Horizons from Steve Miller's harmonica player. Clover provide the backing, along with Mickey Hart.

Customer Reviews

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous! December 14, 1999
Format:Audio CD
I was first introduced to Norton Buffalo (literally!) and his music in 1987. This hip, extremely talented musician, best known for his rippin' solo on Bonnie Rait's "Runaway" and for his 20 year + stint with the Steve Miller Band, truly deserves more recognition than he has actually received over the years. Norton is a "musician's musician," and is by far one of the best living harmonica artists of our day, as well as an innovative songwriter. These albums were unavailable for years...all I had was a bootlegged copy on cassette, which I completely wore out. I am SO delighted to have access to this music again, and on CD! I really enjoy all of Buffalo's songs, but my favorites include "Nobody Wants Me," "Eighteen Wheels" and the infectious "Hanging Tree." Norton is also offers some of the most dynamic live performances you will ever see. His music is a real treat and comes highly recommended by yours truly.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS ALBUM IS ON IT'S WAY BACK!!!! January 14, 2007
Format:Audio CD
We had the great pleasure of catching Norton Buffalo (with mighty guitarist Roy Rogers) in concert last night where I had the opportunity to ask about the unavailability of this classic album.

I learned that Capitol records won his trust over 3o years ago and were able to purchase the rights. Norton has been trying to get them back ever since. Capitol sold them to another (european) company which has now gone under, enabling the artist to re-acquire the rights to his own work- YEAH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It will, once again, be available later this year.

We can hardly wait to hear this truly classic album again!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic amazing versitile insightful fun July 25, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Nortons first two albums are just the greatest, covers a lot of styles on this double album set, My favorite is "Nobody Wants Me" but all the songs are good. If you don't know, Norton is one of the greatest blues harp players int he world, and he doesn't only play the blues. You will hear tropical (like Buffet) type sounds "Puerto De Azul", old west kind of western sounds "Hangin' Tree"&"High Tide in Wingo", even a truck drivers song! "Eighteen Wheels". DONT get me wrong, I love rock/blues not country, but Norton has a way of making anything sound good, with his Amazing harmonica riffs, and a pationate wide ranging, voice (With funny voices too!) Get this Album, it is a steal for all the good tunes, and look for the new one by him and his new band the Knockouts coming soon!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Sonoma County Treasure! July 29, 2006
By Mike T.
Format:Audio CD
I was first turned on to Norton Buffalo in the 70's when he some work with Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen. I also went to see him at the Sonoma County Fair and at the Inn Of The Beginning in Cotati, CA. My LP's have gotten a lot of play over the years, and the music still stands up as some of the most original, innovative & infectious stuff I have ever heard.

HINT: If you watch the Bette Midler Movie "The Rose", that's Norton playing the harp in her band - in fact, the song "Midnight in Memphis" is her cover of a song by The Moonlighters (a band consisting mainly of Cody alumni), whose album (if you can find it) is also one of the best albums in my collection!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Definate ear candy, the music just draws you in. October 6, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I first heard these albums in 1978-79 and have loved them ever since. Norton has an natural talent for playing the harmonica. His lyrics are related to a time long ago when Cowboys and then truckers ran the land and the law. All his songs relate to the San Francisco Bay Area and Mapa Valley. Just to let you know occasionally you can catch Norton at one of the local clubs, and alway playing with Steve Miller when he's in town.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music and Memories April 23, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Sounds of Norton remind me of my father and I, Norton's music filled our house, and my ears through my childhood. One Kiss To Say Good-Bye is 77 all over again, and the nostalgia of it is overwhelming. Great lyrics and melody through the whole album, all the songs are great. I would recommend this to anyone who truly loves, and appreciates Good Music! No Teeny Bopper BS!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a voice! What a talent! October 13, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
There just aren't enough words to describe the talent of Norton Buffalo. I've been turned on to him pretty recently, but, man, I'm hooked!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nor. CA. swingin' swayin' rockin' January 23, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Northern California has a long history of Country/ Western Swing influenced music. Migrant dust bowl workers from the '30's and South/West military WW11 vets of the '40's settled in the North Bay and brought their own vision of country/folk/blues.

It was no surprise,then,that bands like Asleep at the Wheel, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, and good gracious even the Grateful Dead found first popularity playing new wave Country Swing in the North Bay. Steve Miller too!joy

Norton Buffalo was/is THE harmonica player for the best bands of the area."Lovin' the Valley of the Moon" was released in 1977 and still is the best example of Northern California country/blues. + Who knew he sang with such a sweet trembly aching voice?

A treasure A classic An expensive but worthwhile find
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Harpist Ever
This is a great cd. No body is as good as Norton Buffalo is on the Harmonica. He gives it so many different sounds. He takes the instrument where no other harpist can.
Published 2 months ago by Gcassn
5.0 out of 5 stars Norton's first two works
finally found his first two lp's in one cd! He was already a master harmonicist way back then! Produced by Steve Miller.
Published 3 months ago by albert
5.0 out of 5 stars Snortin' Norton!
I used to run a bar in Northern California that had live music 3 night a week from 1985 to 1988. When I found out Norton Buffalo was available and not out of my price comfort... Read more
Published on July 7, 2011 by Garnetz
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Time"
Its time to get his whole musical library re-released.

Cd's that are of resonable price would be great!!!

Help us Amazon....... Read more
Published on January 18, 2010 by Ronald S. Kriseman
4.0 out of 5 stars Early Norton - Excellant Music
In the mid '70's I went to a Steve Miller Concert in San Diego. I was dissapointed with Steve Miller but his opening act blew me away - Norton Buffalo. Read more
Published on November 4, 2005 by RL Porteous
5.0 out of 5 stars 25 years down the line & these 2 LPs still knock me out!
Great stuff here. Norton was a little quieter then, though he still made me sweat up a storm whenever I saw him. Read more
Published on April 4, 2002 by Nagronsky
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Lovin' in the Valley of the Moon!
Norton Buffalo is abslutely top-notch in this classic collection of "Norty" songs...he is one of the best harmonica players in the U.S. Read more
Published on October 3, 2001 by Penny Lynn Dunn
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