Dewey Terry - Chief - Tumbleweed Records - 1972

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Music - 4 and one half stars

This is one of the great flea market finds that keeps us all on the hunt for rare vinyl.

Dewey Terry is a soul singer, pianist and guitarist with a strong church / blues feel in his music.

The album opens with a ballad accompanied only with his expansive piano and then kicks in with a great "Stax like" version of his co-written song, with Don Harris, "Big Boy Pete".

The rest of the album features funky blues and soul with great sound by the legendary producer Bill Szymczyk.

There is only one less that stellar track on the album but don't let that stop you. If you like vintage soul this is for you.

This album has one of the most unusual covers that I have ever seen. It is constructed like a old time school composition book complete with lined pages, pencil written credits and photos of Dewey and the band on the last page.

Vinyl History's vast repository of useless factoids

Dewey Terry was one half of the soul / R & B duo Don and Dewey in the 1950's. Don later became Don "Sugarcane" Harris the violinist who played with a John Mayall and Frank Zappa.