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*** GEORGE GERDES - Slash Your Sole ***

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George Gerdes "Slash your sole" from his 2nd soloalbum "Son Of Obituary" recorded in Nashville with the same musicians who played on Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde". George Gerdes made 2 albums "Obituary & Son of Obituary" which were pretty much ignored in the USA and soon became cut-outs (deletions) which were exported to Europe where both albums attained much more attention. The reason why is obscured as always. George Gerdes became a well known actor see the following info is from his website United Artists released two albums by two different caucasian singer-songwriters on the cusp of '71-'72. George Gerdes' "Obituary" was first released in England and unveiled with a performance by George right before a screening of UA's new Frank Zappa feature film, "200 Motels." The other caucasian singer-songwriter did a stranger thing. He entitled his first album "Tapestry" which had just been used as the title of the biggest selling LP of all time by Carole King. This fellow's "Tapestry" was not as successful but this as well as George's "Obituary" got enough positive critical response and general "buzz" to afford the both of them support from UA for the production and release of second albums. George asked his producer Nik Venet (who had also produced The Beach Boys, Bobby Darin, John Stewart, Dory Previn, among others) if he could get all the musicians who played on Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde" to be his ensemble for the follow-up to "Obituary." In the summer of '72, George flew to Nashville where Nik booked Charlie McCoy, Kenny Buttrey, Henry Strzelecki, and other great Area Code 615 musicians who had indeed worked not only on that great Dylan album but many other fantastic records to boot! In less than one week, George recorded his entire 2nd UA LP, appropriately entitled "Son of Obituary" is hailed to this very day as an album "ahead of its time." Oh yes, the other artist- the one who nicked off his first album's title from Carole King's mammoth hit, entitled his second album after one of its long narrative songs of American myth: "American Pie." Ever heard it? The songwriter was and still is Don McLean. "And" as Paul Harvey would say, "That's the REST of the story."