Maximum Rhythm and Blues

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cowboy - 5'll Getcha Ten (1971)

Another record from 1971, and it couldn't sound any different from the other one we posted.  This is the second album from Cowboy, a southern-fried rock outfit from Jacksonville, Florida.  Founded by Scott Boyer and Tommy Talton in 1969, the band rented a house together and began developing their sound.

They were eventually discovered by Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band, and were soon signed by the Allman's record label, Capricorn Records which was based in Macon, Georgia.  Their debut album "Reach For the Sky" was released in 1970, before the band decamped to the legendary Muscle Shoals studios to work on this, their second album.

A quick glance at the album cover should give you all the information you need to know about what resulted from those sessions.  A twangy, laid-back sound, complete with hushed harmonies and the occasional slide guitar.  This is a very old-fashioned record.  There are no singles, not many hooks, no fiery solos, just a handful of solid tunes, perfect for a late night or early morning.

Check out the gorgeous title track, 5'll Getcha Ten.



  2. Oh! I love this album! I had forgotten all about these guys. Thanks for the post!