John Stewart first gained recognition as a songwriter when his songs were recorded by the Kingston Trio. In 1960, he formed the Cumberland Three, which recorded three albums for Roulette. The following year, he joined the Kingston Trio, replacing Dave Guard, and stayed with them until 1967. His song "Daydream Believer" was a number one hit for the Monkees at the end of that year. Stewart traveled with Senator Robert Kennedy on his 1968 presidential campaign, an experience that affected him deeply. In 1969, he released his classic album California Bloodlines, the first of seven solo albums to reach the charts through 1980.
Some of you may wonder to see a country album here. Myself is surprised :-) and what i can't believe is how it happened that i never heard of this great guy.
Surely i am not really in country music but this sounds great to me. I can't believe this recordings are from the end of the sixties. A lot of the songs sound in my ears as recorded yesterday. My favourites here are the songs from California Bloodlines and some of the Willard works, too. Earth Rider is a killer song and maybe my favourite from Willard.
Frank Flac part 1 & Flac part 2 & Flac part 3 mp3@320