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"Don't you get hung up being no rock and roll star, you find out it's easy to lose your way, catch yourself practicing being shallow every day, yeah…" Bill Wyman, who makes a cameo on a track or two, stated that he'd ditch his day job to join Stephen Stills' Manassas. However the Stone alone was no match for the soulful grooves plied by Calvin "Fuzzy" Samuels on this timeless twofer.  Traversing rock, country, Latin, folk, and blues - this may have been Stills' best band - especially with the bowler hatted Mr. Samuels percolating in the pocket, along with Chris Hillman more comfortable on guitar/mandolin, and Joe Lala and Dallas Taylor's patented polyrhythmic prowess.

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