Saturday, May 27, 2023

Sarah Fulcher - Sarah And Friends (1971 us, elegant folk rock, with divine vocals and tight backup band)

Sara Fulcher's vocals are quite strong and powerful, besides being a fascinating musician, Sarah is the missing link between Jerry Garcia and the ‘70s Memphis scene, as well as Texas rockabilly hero Roy Head. In 1971, she released her solo debut on the excellently named TMI Records, a subsidiary of Columbia, under the not-very-well-named “Sarah and Friends.” Included is her version of Dan Penn and Don Nix’s “Like A Road Leading Home,” which Jerry Garcia would learn from her. Produced by Booker T. and the MGs guitarist (and famed Stax session musician) Steve Cropper, Sarah Fulcher’s last name does not appear on the album packaging. No wonder she was so elusive. 
by Jesse Jarnow, December 17, 2019
1. Fly By Night (Walter Ramsey Jr.) - 4:55
2. Cycles (Sam Samudio) - 3:42 
3. Big City Eye (David Mayo) - 4:08  
4. The Natural Order Of Things (Eric Mercury, Carson Whitsett) - 3:34
5. I've Told You For The Last Time (Steve Cropper, Delaney Bramlett) - 3:15
6. Antique Age (Mary V. Williams, Mack Rice) - 3:24
7. She Who Steals My Man (Mary V. Williams, Mack Rice) - 4:28 
8. Take It Like You Give It (Ted White, Aretha Franklin) - 3:27
9. Like A Road Leading Home (Don Nix, Dan Penn) - 4:23
10.I'm Sticking With My Man (Eddie Floyd, Mack Rice, Steve Cropper, Chester Simmons) - 2:53
11.Lord I Wonder Why (Betty Cropper) - 3:24

*Sarah Fulcher - Vocals
*Steve Cropper - Guitar
*Paul Cannon - Guitar
*J. Spell - Piano, Organ
*Jim Johnson - Bass
*Richie Simpson - Drums
*David Mayo - Organ, Guitar, Backing Vocals
*Walter Ramsey - Piano
*David Beaver - Backing Vocals
*Pat Taylor - Backing Vocals