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Two CD collection. Brewer & Shipley were an American folk rock duo who enjoyed their peak success in the late 60's and early 70's with these four albums recorded for Karma Sutra. They were known for their intricate guitar work, vocal harmonies, and there socially conscious lyrics. Weeds, originally released in 1969, featured guests Jerry Garcia, Mike Bloomfield and Nicky Hopkins. Tarkio, originally released in 1970, produced a Top Ten hit with the track "One Toke Over The Line". Shake Off The Demon, originally released in 1971, had as guests David La Flamme (It's A Beautiful Day), Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane) and John Cippolina (Quicksilver Messenger Service). Rural Space originally released in 1971 featured Billy Mundi (Mothers Of Invention) and on pedal steel Buddy Cage (New Riders Of The Purple Sage).
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If you are thinking about giving these guys a try beyond their best-known song – “One Toke Over The Line” – this set covers their core four albums for Kama Sutra upon which their reputation was largely built. Mike Brewer and Tom Shipley possessed strong voices (dig their tight harmonies), played superb acoustic guitar, and wrote both lilting ballads and strong, socially conscious songs. There was an undercurrent of spirituality and humanism in their work as well. And when Mike and Tom weren’t writing and performing their own estimable material, they covered well-known songs by other talented writers (notably Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower”; Jackson Browne’s “Rock Me On The Water”; and Jesse Winchester’s “Yankee Lady”) and always did an outstanding job.
A lot of credit must go to the musicians who guested on the duo’s albums to give them a distinctive sound. Good heavens! Mike Bloomfield and John Cipollina on electric guitars, Red Rhodes, Jerry Garcia, and Buddy Cage on pedal steel guitar, John Kahn on bass guitar, Santana’s Jose Areas on congas and bongos, Nicky Hopkins and Mark Naftalin on keyboards, and many, many other talented pros are on hand for this song or that album. Acoustic folk music may have been at the heart of Brewer and Shipley’s recording sessions, but the production values and arrangements clearly pushed the duo’s songs into the same warm, welcoming terrain traveled by the Grateful Dead on “Uncle John’s Band” and “Ripple”; Jonathan Edwards on “Sunshine,” and “Everybody Knows Her”; Cowboy on “Song Of Love And Peace” and “Please Be With Me”; Matthews Southern Comfort on “And When She Smiles” and “Road To Ronderlin”; and Neil Young on “Tell Me Why” and “Cripple Creek Ferry.” But, as with those artists and those songs, Brewer and Shipley were unique. I was fortunate to see them perform in a small venue more than 40 years ago, and even without a backing band they were terrific.
This UK reissue label -- Retroworld -- did a fine remastering job on these four Kama Sutra albums from Mike Brewer and Tom Shipley. Perhaps one day the label will piggyback the duo’s two mid-’70s albums on Capitol – ST-11261 and Welcome To Riddle Bridge – on a single disc.
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