Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Latest Comments
Guys she's on Facebook, I...
Maybe Franne was friends ...
Rudy was co-written by Fe...
Great album and excellent...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Redefined ...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Eye Of The...
Keldian - 2017 Blood Red ...
No, I'm changing my mind ...
Code Red - 2017 Heat Of T...
Yeah, I quite liked this,...
Midnite City - 2017 Summe...
Target - 1979 Taxman [yo...
Cher - 1982 Rudy [youtub...
Cher - 1982 Games [youtu...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Devi...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Head...
Neal Schon - 1989 Softly ...
Getting back into this al...
You must login to post a message.

20-11-2017 22:15
Anyone have a rip of the Daddy Warbucks album on Tiger Lily from 76 please?

19-11-2017 09:44
Burn (UK) will have their new album 'Ice Age' released in Japan via Marquee/Avalon on Nov 22. The album is then released worldwide on Jan 19th 2018 via Melodicrock Records.

19-11-2017 09:40
I was a bit cranky last week, waiting for various things to happen with the website transition. God it's good to be back. Didn't Gary Glitter sing a song like that? dogrun

19-11-2017 07:06
Note to all Members. Please review your Message inboxes. Some of these are getting rather large. Thanks.

19-11-2017 03:05
OK, all the YouTube videos are working again. Just use the YT link, and then encase in tags [ youtube] at the start, [/ youtube] at the end. Cool. Thumbs Up

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 1977 Articles » Mason, Dave - 1977 Let It Flow
Mason, Dave - 1977 Let It Flow

ARTIST: Mason, Dave
ALBUM: Let It Flow
SERIAL: PC 34680
YEAR: 1977
CD REISSUE: 1990, CBS, CK 34680


LINEUP: Dave Mason - guitar, lead vocals

Additional Musicians: Mike Finnigan - keyboards, background vocals * Rick Jaeger - drums * Gerald Johnson - bass * Jim Krueger - lead & rhythm guitar, lead vocals * Ernie Watts - saxophone * Stephen Stills, Yvonne Elliman - background vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 So High (Rock Me Baby And Roll Me Away) * 02 We Just Disagree * 03 Mystic Traveler * 04 Spend Your Life With Me * 05 Takin' The Time To Find * 06 Let It Go, Let It Flow * 07 Then It's Alright * 08 Seasons * 09 You Just Have To Wait Now * 10 What Do We Got Here?

WEBLINKS: www.davemasonmusic.com

An original member of Traffic and whose relationship with the band was difficult at best; guitarist Dave Mason quietly carved out a moderately successful solo career in the 1970's especially in the United States culminating with 'Let It Flow'. His seventh studio album, it's the single 'We Just Disagree' that pushed Mason in an all too brief moment in the major star spotlight. While his 1978 follow-up LP 'Mariposo De Oro' featured a barely breaking top 40 cover of the Carole King's 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow' and was backed by a successful double-bill tour with Bob Welch; Mason was nearly forgotten by 1980 although his unlikely single 'Save Me' with Michael Jackson did garner some minor airplay.

The Songs
What always struck me is how much Dave Mason albums rarely sounded like his former band, leaning much more towards blues and pop styles with his always tasteful guitar playing front and center. 'Let It Flow' is very much a product of its day filled with bright and sunny Jackson Browne meets the Doobie Brothers good vibrations. Three singles were picked from the LP including lead cut 'So High (Rock Me Baby and Roll Me Away)', an acoustic driven mid-tempo track with a soaring and memorable chorus; it's a good lead-in to the aforementioned smash 'We Just Disagree'. Co-written with guitarist Jim Krueger, later of the DFK Band, it's easy to hear what made the song one of the decade's most memorable with its lilting strings, chiming 12-string guitar, piano and killer chorus although initially at the time it sounded to my young ears like a ballsy, less hokey 'aw shucks' Ray Sawyer from Dr. Hook fronting the Little River Band! 'Mystic Traveler' is a floating, sweet smoked tune recalling Donovan circa his mid-70s output while 'Takin The Time' finds Mason spicing up the set with a bit of Santana flavoring. 'Let It Go, Let It Flow' was the other big single, again with an earworm chorus and superb guitar soloing, it's totally fun and the kind of song nobody seems to write anymore. With Jim Krueger sharing lead vocal duties 'What Do We Got Here?' closes the record on a warm note and is similar in style to the material found on the Wisconsin native's 1978 overlooked solo 'Sweet Salvation'.

In Summary
As a teenager I played 'Let It Flow' to death on my Radio Shack turntable and still give the album a spin every once in a while, now on CD of course which is very inexpensive and worth picking up for any true fan of pop rock circa 1977.

All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.

This article has been tagged
Tags: Dave Mason 
#1 | rkbluez on January 31 2015 23:07:28
A very good pop album but not a patch on his masterpiece "Alone Together" which was IMO a major classic...the following album "It's Like You Never Left" was another really good solid release and I'd recommend checking these two out first...if your taste lean more towards the classic rock sound.
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

No Ratings have been Posted.
Articles Cloud
Strangeways - 1994 And The Horse, Without End - 2004 Without End, Hunter, Ian - 1977 Overnight Angels, Wild Force - 1987 Wild Force, Feeling, The - 2013 Boy Cried Wolf, Thomas, B.J - 1989 Midnight Minute, Kiss - 1979 Dynasty, Shooting Star - 1985 Silent Scream, M.D.G - 2002 Underachiever, Happy The Man - 1977 Happy The Man, 9-1-1 - 1995 9-1-1, Dore, Charlie - 1981 Listen!, Dando, Evan - 2003 Baby I'm Bored, Cooper, Alice - 1986 Constrictor, Praying Mantis - 1993 Cry For The New World
Cutting Crew Dirt Band Rick Cua Molly Hatchet Omega Lancer James Griffin Rick Springfield Actors And Actresses Night Ranger Winterlong Molly Hatchet Live Albums Morningstar Rock Candy Records Jefferson Starship Glamour Camp Devay EP Broken Valves EP Queensryche Crimsonfire Bruce Gaitsch Various Artists Firew Dan Hill Vishusgruv Royal Court Of China John Verity Simon Says Leo Sayer Whitesnake Hell Urban Tale
All Tags
Search DDG