This psychsloitation-jazz-pop album is really rather good, despite the sunshine pop harmonies from the California Dreamers,who, as noted before on the Gabor Szabo album "Wind,sky and Diamonds", were ex-Ray Conniff singers who dropped some shrooms and got 'hip'.
They sang on the Ray Conniff christmas album that Brady and Hindley played as they tortured Leslie Anne Downey.So they have a truckload of bad vibes to unload, and they tried their hardest to do so here.
This record would have benefited greatly from a total lack of California Dreamers. Tom 'starsky and Hutch' Scotts faultless Sax work is impressive for a 19 year old multi-instrumentalist.Whats more incredible is that this was released on Avant-Jazz label Impulse.They must have been desperate for some chart action?
Its even got some twangtastic sitar nonsense from the near-legendary Billy Plummer too!?
The Honeysuckle Breeze 4:13
Never My Love 3:20
She's Leaving Home 2:14
Mellow Yellow 4:13
Baby I Love You 3:21
Blues For Hari 3:55
Deliver Me 2:50