ESTRIBOU / JEAN-PAUL PICKENS, GENE - INTENSIFICATIONS (CD)


"By no means household names, both Jean Paul-Pickens & Gene Estribou levitated around the Bay Area scene and each made a subtle mark along the way: Pickens was one of San Francisco's legendary 'Diggers' and a knockout banjoist with poet David Meltzer's folk rock outfit Serpent Power. Gene Estribou famously recorded the Grateful Dead's second studio sessions & released their first 45 single in 1965. Footnotes? Sure. But that should only make the discovery of this lost gem all the more tantalizing. Cut in the mid-1960s, Intensifications is an obscure and illuminating slice of Marin county raga folk, a taste of latter day deltadelica that's a must for fans of the acid folk sound old and new. Together, Estribou and Pickens each cut a side of brilliant, meandering unaccompanied instrumentals: Estribou on acoustic guitar and Pickens on banjo. This single document has only ripened with age and should make it clear to anyone who ventures to give it a listen that both Estribou & Pickens deserve their place in the inner sanctum of charismatic acoustic guitar legends. Originally released on Henry Jacobs' MEA label." (label info) limited time offer!
in stock | US| 2005| LOCUST | 9.90


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