Jacobs Creek – Jacobs Creek (1969)
Jacobs Creek consisted of Lon and Derek Van Eaton, Steve Burgh, Tim Case, and Bruce Foster. According to Acid Archives, the album is a “mixed bag of early rural rock, dreamy harmony vocal flower moves and heavier tracks with acid leads and BS & T moves. Cool long eastern track with sitar too. ”
Judging by the sleeve, i always thought this was strictly a rural rock lp, but it’s a pretty diverse album, with more of an early progressive psychedelic feel that features some nice harmonies and an array of instruments including harpsichord, sitar, slide banjo, saxes and keyboards. This album, along with MAN (see March 31, 2010 post) were two of the better releases on the Columbia label in 1969.
Lon and Derek Van Eaton would go on to release an album on Apple Records in 1972 entitled “Brother” (with some involvement from Ringo Starr and George Harrison) and another in 1974 for A&M Records called “Who Do You Out Do”, while Burgh next surfaced playing bass on David Bromberg’s own eponymous debut, beginning a session career that would quickly grow to include dates in support of John Prine, Steve Goodman, and Willie Nelson (1973’s classic Shotgun Willie).
Burgh spent much of the mid-’70s serving as musical director for Phoebe Snow, and in 1977 he contributed guitar to Billy Joel’s breakthrough effort The Stranger, appearing on the Grammy-winning “Just the Way You Are.” (Max Collodie)
2.Anonymous Verdict Suite (Jesus’ Return/Christian Man)
3.Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
5.Do You Understand
7.A Love Song
8.Behind The Door
9.What You Hear