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John Malcolm Penn | L.A. Blues

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Folk: Singer/Songwriter Blues: Folk-Blues Moods: Solo Male Artist
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L.A. Blues

by John Malcolm Penn

This masterful artist wrote all the songs, played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and even stirred the beans once in a while.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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  Song Share Time Download
1. L.A. Blues
2:56 $0.99
2. Jenner
2:31 $0.99
3. Bells of San Gabriel
3:05 $0.99
4. Sonoma
2:22 $0.99
5. Mutual Attraction
2:28 $0.99
6. Sandbar
3:07 $0.99
7. Training Center Boogie
2:57 $0.99
8. Red's Meadow
2:41 $0.99
9. Let the Wagons Roll
2:38 $0.99
10. Pony Express
3:49 $0.99
11. Trenton's Song
2:59 $0.99
12. Lake Elsinore
3:56 $0.99
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Album Notes
L.A. BLUES is a masterpiece. Not a splashy one with bright lights and great orchestras and big arena sound, but instead, the kind where somebody writes a quietly powerful song, sings it for you with a sad smile, and floats it all on top of shimmering steel strings on an acoustic guitar. When you can hear that and the artist actually gets it perfect, it's the best music on earth. And it's elusive. In over fifty years I have heard that perfection maybe a couple of dozen times. Today, I heard it on this CD by John Malcolm Penn. Give a listen to the title track, "L.A. Blues", and get a glimpse of southern California's recent past --- comfortable, beautiful, and ... forever ago. Or "Bells of San Gabriel", that makes the 18th Century real, unremarkable, and ... forever. Or "Lake Elsinore", where a sweet woman's dreams are smoky and indistinct and ... never. Dan Crary



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