Bless You, Dr. Woodward

Bless You, Dr. Woodward

by Edison Electric Band


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The Edison Electric Band's sole album, Bless You, Dr Woodward, is a very of-its-time affair. While accomplished and well recorded, it doesn't have either the musical identity or high quality needed to make it stick out, even as far as obscure circa-1970 rock releases go. Generally speaking, the group writes and plays in a funky blues-soul-rock style with some (but not many) acid rock trimmings. More often than not, they sound a little like a bluesier, funkier Youngbloods, though the vocals and songwriting aren't nearly as outstanding. Some fairly rootsy numbers will drift off into semi-psychedelic instrumental passages and guitar, "Ship of the Future" throwing in a buzzing oddball solo on the ondioline, "Island Sun" a brief Latin-flavored percussion jam. Covers of Percy Mayfield's "Please Send Me" and Doc Pomus' "Lonely Avenue," however, seem indicative of R&B influences with which the band appear to be more comfortable. Weirder things are afoot in "Smokehouse," which is nonetheless derivative of the voodoo blues approaches of both Dr. John and Captain Beefheart.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/23/2005
Label: Water
UPC: 0646315715521
catalogNumber: 155
Rank: 241398

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Edison Electric Band   Primary Artist
Brookmead Mumble Choir   Vocals
Freebo   Bass,Guitar
Mark T. Jordan   Guitar,Keyboards
Norman Pride   Conductor,Conga
Harry Sandler   Musician
David Stock   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Group Member
T.J. Tindall   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Michael Ziegler   Guitar
Daniel "Freebo" Friedberg   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Group Member
Mark Wilson Jordan   Guitar,Piano,Hammond Organ,fender rhodes,Group Member
Bob Finkle   Musician

Technical Credits

Percy Mayfield   Composer
Adrian Barber   Engineer
Joel Dorn   Producer
Dean Evenson   Engineer
Bob Liftin   Engineer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Jack Shaw   Producer
Dean Evanson   Engineer,Remixing
Pat Thomas   Producer
Peter Relic   Liner Notes

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