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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Short Cross 1972 Arising

Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:57:54
Size: 132,32 MB

United States

Only album by US (Virginia) band Short Cross which played a highly energetic and sophisticated Rock with lead guitar and heavy organ, beautifully produced and executed. A couple of tracks also feature brass arrangements, somewhat similar to Blood, Sweat & Tears and Chicago and one has string arrangement. Excellent self-penned material, strong vocals and great instrumental work, especially the guitar. Although obscure, this album is as good as anything recorded at the time and deserves to be re-discovered. Wholeheartedly recommended! (Jazzis)


Gray McCalley: drums, percussion, vocals
Butch Owens: organ, piano, Moog, Hammond, vocals
Velpo Richardson: vocals, lead guitar, piano
Steve Hicks: bass
Dudley "Byrd" Sharp: bass, backing vocals


01 - Nuthin' But A Woman 05:27

02 - Wastin' Time 03:48

03 - Suicide Blues 07:04

04 - Just Don't Care 04:30

05 - On My Own 05:00

06 - Til We Reach The Sun 04:56

07 - Ellen 05:53

08 - Hobo Love Song 04:49

09 - On My Own 02:52

10 - Marching Off To War 03:00

11 - That's Her Train 02:57

12 - Bomb (Demo) 04:07

13 - Before It Rains (Demo) 03:31

Short Cross here:



Back in Purple said...

Thank you for this excellent album! I added it to my best links!

SouthernBluesRock said...

Hey Back in Purple. You have to thank Boss Bob who sent me this rare gem.

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