Let It Flow (Elvin Bishop album)

Let It Flow is the fourth solo album by Southern rock/Blues-rock/Country rock/Swamp rock musician Elvin Bishop. The album was recorded in 1974 at Capricorn Studios in Macon, Georgia, several years after he left The Butterfield Blues Band. Guest musicians include Charlie Daniels, Dickey Betts, Toy Caldwell, Vassar Clements, and Sly Stone.

Let It Flow
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1974
Recorded1974
GenreSouthern rock/Country rock/Blues rock/Swamp rock
LabelCapricorn CPN 0134
ProducerJohnny Sandlin
Elvin Bishop chronology
Rock My Soul
(1972)
Let It Flow
(1974)
Juke Joint Jump
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars link

ReceptionEdit

The album briefly made it into the Top 100 LP's. The single "Travelin' Shoes" was his first charting single. Allmusic's William Ruhlmann gives it a 4 1/2 star rating.[1]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Elvin Bishop except where noted.

  1. "Sunshine Special" – 3:40
  2. "Ground Hog" – 3:30
  3. "Honey Babe" – 3:20
  4. "Stealin' Watermelons" – 4:02
  5. "Travelin' Shoes" – 7:10
  6. "Let It Flow" – 3:52
  7. "Hey Good Lookin'" (Hank Williams) – 3:43
  8. "Fishin'" – 4:26
  9. "Can't Go Back" – 3:27
  10. "I Can't Hold Myself in Line" (Merle Haggard) – 2:39
  11. "Bourbon Street" – 2:16

PersonnelEdit

  • Elvin Bishop – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, lead vocals
  • Johnny Sandlin – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion, tambourine
  • John Vernazza – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, background vocals
  • Charlie Daniels – fiddle, acoustic guitar, washboard, background vocals
  • Philip Aaberg – piano, keyboards, clavinet
  • Donny Baldwin – drums, background vocals
  • Dickey Betts – electric guitar
  • Toy Caldwell – steel guitar
  • Michael "Fly" Brooks – bass guitar
  • Paul Hornsby – organ, keyboards
  • Sly Stone – organ, keyboards
  • Vassar Clements – strings
  • Stephen Miller – piano
  • Randall Bramblett – saxophone
  • Dave Brown – saxophone
  • Harold Williams – saxophone
  • Billy Meeker – drums
  • Jo Baker – percussion, background vocals
  • Debbie Cathey – background vocals
  • Gideon Daniels – background vocals
  • Jerome Joseph – conga, conductor
  • Annie Sampson – background vocals
  • Mickey Thomas – background vocals
  • David Walshaw – percussion, tambourine
  • Johnny Sandlin – producer
  • Sam Whiteside – recording engineer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Let It Flow - Elvin Bishop - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic".