Back in January 2010, I posted a few songs from Harrington (WA)’s Emerson brothers – this family group whose private press album was a lovely, surprising mix of folk, soul, psych and funk. As it turns out, two years before their album, the Emersons released a 7″ with songs that never made the LP. 1
Don, Joe & Eldon: Take It
From 7″ (Enterprise & Co., 1977)
“Take It,” the better (IMO) of the two sides is more on the folksy tip as Donnie and Joe are joined by a third relative(?) Eldon for the side. It still has all the magic of the LP songs with its lo-fi but earnest charm and the group’s strong gift for musical hooks.
And just for some flashback love, here’s my favorite song off the Emerson LP.
Donnie and Joe Emerson: Baby
From Dreamin’ Wild (Enterprise and Co., 1979)
Seriously, JDF should holler at my peoples at Light in the Attic and hook up the reissue!