Cowboy formed in by songwriters Tommy Talton and Scott Boyer. Cowboy's first album, Reach for the Sky , was released in , and they supported the Allman Brothers on a national tour between — Songwriter and co-founder Talton remembered that while the LP carried the carefree nature of its predecessor, it reflected a maturation in their musicianship, honed while on the road touring. The group had double the songs necessary for recording a new album, as they were frequently writing. Much of Talton's lyricism comes from a spiritual place, though he has said it held no basis in organized religion. In a later reissue for the album's liner notes, he explains that the song "5'll Getcha Ten" was penned after experiencing a turbulent ride through a storm while on the way to a performance in Atlanta. Duane Allman plays dobro on the song. An additional take of the song was later added to Duane Allman: An Anthology , a compilation spanning his career after his death in a motorcycle crash the year prior. Eric Clapton later covered the song as well on his album Ocean Boulevard. A reviewer for Billboard praised the "excellent guitar work" present on the LP, commenting, "the songs have a country feeling, but are soft rock in nature.
Description Imported from USA. Led by Scott Boyer and Tommy Talton, the Jacksonville band Cowboy was discovered by none other than Duane Allman, who, as legend has it, banged on their door at 7 am one day and asked to hear some songs. He then recommended them to Capricorn label owner Phil Walden, who sent Allman Brothers producer Johnny Sandlin to check them out; Sandlin ended up producing several Cowboy albums for Capricorn, of which this release was the second. But what makes 5 ll Getcha Ten special and indeed what makes it many Cowboy fans favorite record is the songwriting. Please Be with Me was covered by Eric Clapton on his classic Ocean Boulevard release, and throughout the album a gentle undercurrent of spirituality courses through these beautifully played and sung songs, particularly on What I Want Is You, Innocence Song and the title tune.
Facebook Twitter Spotify. There comes an album once in a while that defies the time and space the music inhabits. An anachronism, a black sheep, or possibly a masterpiece, albums such as these flow in and out of shape and form, not always being heard in their private plot of the continuum. The songs therein baffle the musical expectations of the chronology and geography in which the band existed, taking country rock tropes and southern soul sensibilities well past the extent of their genres. Piano, twelve-string guitars, pedal steel, and a rock-steady Muscle Shoals rhythm section solidify the notion that this is not a southern rock record or an Allman Brothers redux.