Bearfoot - Self-Titled - Canada Psych Rock LP

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Bearfoot - Self-Titled

Epic KE 32146

USA Issue
1972 Orange label issue

Includes Lyric insert
Record VG++
Cover has cut corner top left and slight corner wear and splitting 10 inches (see pic)

Dwayne Ford (keyboards, flute, guitar, vocals)
Hugh Brockie (lead and rhythm guitar, banjo)
Terry Danko (bass; later switched to guitar)
Jim Atkinson (vocals, guitar)
Brian Hilton (drums)
Kenny Malone ( drums)


Side A

Only A Soldier
Mark Twain
How Can I Prove It
I Used to Love Her Madly
Sweet Harmony

Side B

Quiet On The Water
Right On
Life Goes To Fast
Take Me Home
Holy, Holy, Holy

Hugh Brockie (guitar) and Dwayne Ford (piano), from Edmonton, were originally part of Ronnie Hawkins' Rock And Roll Revival And Travelling Medicine Show. One night while playing the upstairs lounge of the Graham Bell Hotel in Brantford, Ontario Hawkins spotted two other hotshot musicians in the group Tin Pan Alley downstairs - Terry Danko (brother of The Band's Rick Danko) and Jim Atkinson - and a new band was born.

Hawkins, like he had done with so many versions of The Hawks, who would become The Band and Crowbar before them, taught the guys the ropes about professional showmanship and playing abilities. And like The Hawks, this group of musicians decided that Hawkins' straight-ahead rock and roll was creatively stifling. Danko left first, then Atkinson and briefly became a duo before forming Atkinson, Danko, and Ford (with the addition of Brockie & Hilton). The act soon signed to Columbia Records and their 1972 debut LP spawned the single "Right On".

Hilton would leave as drummer and they added Mal Turner but felt their moniker sounded more like a law firm than a musical group and changed it to Bearfoot.

In June of 1973, under the new Bearfoot name Columbia Records resigned the group by offering them a $15,000 cash advance. The label then spent $60,000 recording the album 'Friends With Bearfoot', mixed it twice, packaged it twice, distributed it, recalled it and re-distributed it.
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