Crosby & Nash / Wind on the Water (1976) and Live (1977)

Yes, the harmonies still sound brilliant all these years later, and yes, the libretto speaks to the heart and the intellect.

Now revere the soulful pocket grooves on these two platters as found on “Take the Money and Run,” “Love Work Out,” “Immigration Man,” “Low Down Payment” and the sparse yet effective harmonic / rhythmic support as rendered on “Carry Me,” “Déjà Vu,” “I Used to Be a King,” and “Fieldworker.” Bassists Tim Drummond and Lee Sklar were masters of the singer-songwriter genre in its golden era.

As David and Graham sweep you away with their voices and melodies, Tim and Lee float over the bar line to enhance the songs in both the live and studio settings. Oh, and that’s Russ Kunkel and Levon Helm on drums, Chris Doerge on keys, Carole King, James Taylor, and Jackson Browne on backing vocals; and guitarists David Lindley and Danny Kortchmar, among others. Not too shabby…

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