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Early Years II: Sketches & Demos

by Dave Plaehn

Blue-eyed soul, pop and rock--vocals, vocals, vocals ...
Genre: Urban/R&B: Blue-Eyed Soul
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1. Make up Your Mind
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2. Lookin for You
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3. You Don't Have to Fall
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4. Step Inside Blues
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5. Harmonize
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6. I'd Better Go Away
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7. I Prepare Myself
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8. I Was a Fool
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9. I Have to Go Away
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10. Red River
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11. My Devotion
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12. You Don't Have to Know
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13. Is Anybody Listening?
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14. It's Making Me Lonely
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15. Living Without You
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16. Just a Little Peace
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17. Hold (Me) Tight
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18. Too Much to Eat
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19. Wheel of the Night
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20. Almost Done
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21. Already Blue
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22. Doodle Li
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23. Hem and Holler
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24. I Love to Dance (Solo)
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25. I Love to Dance (Band)
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26. I'm Not Brokenhearted
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27. Martha and Ray
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28. For You (I'd Undo Anything)
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29. Hello, Melinda
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30. Border of Love
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31. Lorelei
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32. Comin to You
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33. There's a Heart
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34. Satisfying Man
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35. I Love You
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36. Heartaches
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37. Every Woman
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38. The Light (Will Not Shine Tonight)
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39. Not Bound to Lose
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40. Lover
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41. Don't Get Carried Away
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42. Give Me a Ladder
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43. No More Talk
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Song sketches and demos from 1977-1980. Dave at the height of his vocal power.

"one of the great undiscovered singers of our time" Donald Kaul, The Des Moines Register, 1974

"...Plaehn's vocal quality is most reminiscent of country rhumba king Jesse Winchester, while his phrasing often approximates Phoebe Snow's jazzy blues." Rich Borgerson, Prairie Sun, Peoria, 1981

"Clear and vibrant, Plaehn's voice sounds like something inbetween Vince Gill and Dr. John...", Rob Elder, Inkfish, 1996 (On Your Bond, Dave Plaehn and Jeff Hino)

"...Dave gives Lyle Lovett a run for his money on a very soulful version of 'On A Monday'..." Al Shares, Music Director, KUNI, Cedar Falls, IA 1996 (On Your Bond, Dave Plaehn and Jeff Hino)

"...some compositions that belong in the top drawer of any writer." B. Lichtenbert, The Illinois Entertainer (Smokin)

"...SMOKIN shows off a lot of musical savvy and wide range of writing skill....As if an album of good, listenable music weren't enough of an achievement, his writing shows that rare knack for seizing a feeling and interweaving sharp verbal images with the instrumentation." Chris Powers, Isthmus, Madison, WI

"You don’t have to check your headphones, and you don’t have to make sure you’re listening to the right musician. Unbelievably, Dave Plaehn is not a pseudonym for Todd Rundgren, although their breathy, sweet vocals are almost identical. This Oregon musician really does almost sound more like Rundgren than even Rundgren does these days. A skilled harmonica player, Plaehn has just released a new album, Radio Sister, a relative departure for this blues musician. Plaehn channels a lot more of Rundgren’s poppiest late 70’s-early 80’s material here as well as some classic Hall & Oates for that extra special touch.

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Songs like “Nothing’s Got A Hold On You” and “Soda Fountain” are so ridiculously catchy and poppy it’s almost unbearable. ... for now Radio Sister still holds up as a great collection of songs. " Cody Conard, The Big Takeover, 18 December 2014

"‘Amos Got Soul’ begins with a soft rock song, followed up by a reggae track in ‘Doodle Li’, then a country-esque ditty before moving onto the titular song which is very adult contemporary. This diversity is the philosophy of the album and is indicative of Plaehn’s numerous musical encounters and transformations in his musical life, from blues to Cajun and mariachi funk. Then, all of a sudden, the title ‘Amos Got Soul’ makes so much sense as you recognise Plaehn’s ability to transfer seamlessly between these soulful, melodic types of music." Daniel Davidson-Amadi, Music-News.com, 06/27/2013

"Just dropping you a line to congratulate you on your new disc [CrazyMan]. Sounds great! Nice work, we'll play the heck out of it." Al Schares, MD, KUNI, University of Northern Iowa


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