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Wheatstraw Suite


Download links and information about Wheatstraw Suite by The Dillards. This album was released in 1968 and it belongs to Rock, Country, Pop genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 27:42 minutes.

Artist: The Dillards
Release date: 1968
Genre: Rock, Country, Pop
Tracks: 13
Duration: 27:42
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No. Title Length
1. I'll Fly Away 0:38
2. Nobody Knows 2:14
3. Hey Boys 2:26
4. The Biggest Whatever 2:12
5. Listen to the Sound 2:37
6. Little Pete 2:00
7. Reason to Believe 2:25
8. Single Saddle 1:19
9. I've Just Seen a Face 1:59
10. Lemon Chimes 3:15
11. Don't You Cry 1:51
12. Bending the Strings 1:26
13. She Sang Hymns Out of Tune 3:20



It never got any better than this. In 1968, as the Byrds were making valiant (if unappreciated) efforts to bring rock and country music closer together, the Dillards were trying to do some of the same for bluegrass and rock. The result was 13 all-but-perfect tracks mixing some pretty laid-back topicality ("Hey Boys") and humor ("The Biggest Whatever"), cowboy songs ("Single Saddle," which Gene Autry should have covered), just plain gorgeous poetry ("Lemon Chimes"), and a couple of unexpected covers ("I've Just Seen a Face," "Reason to Believe"), with arrangements that exude a delicate, subdued lushness ("Listen to the Sound") and an element of electric rock (courtesy of Joe Osborn on electric bass and Jim Gordon on drums) that worked perfectly. In many ways, this is a finer rural/rock fusion album than Sweetheart of the Rodeo, the first Flying Burrito Brothers album, or the Beau Brummels' efforts during this same period, and an indispensable part of any collection of '60s music.