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Friday, December 6, 2013

Don Preston & The South - Hot Air Through A Straw-1969 US




Don Preston is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Preston was born in Denver, Colorado, and moved to Whittier, California at age 8. He started playing guitar and sang in the Sewart-Barber Boys Choir. By age 11, he was performing with a traveling youth troupe that performed at store openings, company parties, and USO clubs throughout Southern California.
He recorded in the 1970s with Leon Russell on Leon Russell and the Shelter People and other albums, and with Joe Cocker on Mad Dogs and Englishmen (as "The Gentle Giant").
He backed Russell at the The Concert for Bangladesh and appeared in the film and played on the album "The Concert for Bangladesh".
Preston recorded two albums on A&M Records, both produced by Gordon Shryock. The first was "Bluse" (1968), and the second was "Hot Air Through A Straw" (1968) by Don Preston & The South with Bob Young (Drums & Vocals), Casey Van Beek (Bass & Vocals) and Bobby Cochran (Guitars & Vocals).

-by dj fanis: here

4 comments:

ronnieb said...

Thanks my friend for all these great rare post!

Tommy Ross said...

Very cool post, is he the guy that sings a couple of lines in the middle of "Youngblood" on Concert for Bangladesh? I wanna say he was playing a flying V..

hippy djkit djfanis said...

Yes, this is the guy,
"He backed Russell at the The Concert for Bangladesh and appeared in the film and played on the album "The Concert for Bangladesh".

Abu Saleh said...

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