Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#149 in the Series) is Dave Mason, Let it Flow.
Dave Mason has put out a big ol’ chunk of good music. From the days he spent with Traffic through a long solo career. His latest album, 26 letters and 12 Notes is as good as anything he’s done. It’s too bad radio didn’t go near it. He commented from the stage at a recent show I saw, It’s like ‘I’m Selling Encyclopedias to them.’
Let it Flow was released in 1977. Yup, that’s 33 years ago folks!
It contained his biggest hit. ‘We Just Disagree.’ I think it’s one of the best divorce songs ever written.
Memorable moments here include So High (Rock Me Baby and Roll Me Away), Let it Go, Let it Flow, Spend Your Life With Me and Mystic Traveler,.
I was surprised to read that Let it Flow only hit #37 on the Billboard Top Album Charts. I would have bet big bucks that it would have been much higher than that.
Three singles charted. We Just Disagree peaked at 12. I would have thought that was higher too. Let It Go, Let it Flow peaked at 45. So High hit to 89.
It was produced by big time producer Ron Nevison. (Bad Company, UFO, Zep Physical Graffiti, Starship, Heart, Chicago.
As alluded to earlier, I had a chance to see Dave Mason recently, He was outstanding. He played a tiny 400 seat venue. He played everything from Feeling All Right, 40,000 Headman, Only You Know and I Know, Shouldn’t Have Took More Than You Gave (a real highlight!) World in Changes (opening song). He encored with Dear Mr. Fantasy and All Along the Watchtower.
If you have the chance to see Mr. Mason, Go. . He’s highly recommended. But be for warned. You might not recognize him. He looks REALLY different. As you can see below.