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All American Boy

Rick Derringer

℗ 1973 Blue Sky Records KZ 32481

℗ 1973 Epic Records EPC 65831

℗ 2015 barin.livejournal.com BR LLM 65069

Rick Derringer  1973  All American Boy

Fresh from stints in the McCoys and Johnny Winter Band, All American Boy was supposed to be Rick Derringer's breakthrough solo album. For years, it was argued that the frightfully touched-up cover photo of Derringer sank the album before anyone heard it. If that's true, it's a shame, because this is simply Rick Derringer's most focused and cohesive album, a marvelous blend of rockers, ballads, and atmospheric instrumentals. Joe Walsh helps out on a couple of tracks, but mostly it's Derringer's show multi-instrumental virtuosity in a number of styles. Consider this one of the great albums of the '70s that fell between the cracks. Cub Koda.

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