Aug 1, 2010

BUDDY BOHN - A DROP IN THE OCEAN (PURPLE 1971) Jap mastering cardboard sleeve




Born Walter Moro Bohn on August 21, 1939, in Evanston, IL; son of Jack (a competitive bike racer) and Charlotte McCoy (an actress).
Having learned of the troubadour's code--performing in exchange for basic needs like food and housing--while a teenager, Moro took the code to heart and made a name for himself around the world. Originally known as Buddy Bohn, Moro traveled across continents for the price of a heartfelt song played on his guitar. He has played for kings and queens, actors and artists as well as cooks, smugglers, and American troops stationed in Laos. During his travels he also recorded three albums, on three different labels, on three separate continents. His international hit "Vermouth Rondo" helped him build his home and recording studio in Bodega Bay, California, where he continues to record. For 22 consecutive years, the popularity of his music has earned him recognition from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) for consistent play of his compositions.
In 1963, after having traveled throughout Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, Moro ended up in Australia. It was here that he recorded his first album, Buddy Bohn--Folksinger. In 1965 Moro appeared on the Andy Williams Show, a popular variety show during the 1960s. In 1967 he toured with the New Christy Minstrels, a popular folk group, as a guest guitarist. From 1968 to 1970, Moro played for the private Los Angeles club owned by Paul Newman called the Factory. Remembering that time, Moro told Contemporary Musicians, "It was possibly the mellowest and most artistic-feedback-rewarding of all the steady engagements I ever played." He added: "It might be topped only by the occasions when I played personally for Pablo Picasso in a cafe in Aix-en-Provence, sitting only two feet from him, and when I gave a private performance for Howard Hughes."
In 1970 he recorded his second album, Places, in Los Angeles on the Happy Tiger label. In 1972 he recorded his third album, A Drop in the Ocean, in the United Kingdom, performing with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. One of Moro's compositions from A Drop in the Ocean, "Vermouth Rondo," went on to become an international hit. Moro used the money he received on royalties from this album to build his home and recording studio in Bodega Bay, California. In 1975 Moro changed his professional name from Buddy Bohn to Moro, his middle name. Since 1976 he has recorded five albums on his own Budwick Music Company label.
Moro's music reflects the extent of his travels and the influence they have had on him. As William Ellis stated in reviewing Moro's 1995 album Amilucience for American Record Guide, "It's more folksy than you might expect and conjures the Orient ... as much as Andalusia." Continuing to compose, play, and perform, Moro has also begun writing a memoir as well as a screenplay about his life.
by Eve M. B. Hermann
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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Being an expert in rock music as I am (it´s true), I wonder how you know about all these very rare and minor artists you usually publish in your blog. I should confess I admire you. My congratulations and my gratitude, because I´m constantly discovering new and extraordinary values in your blog.

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snakeboy said...

Thank you for posting this latest batch on Deep Purple's label. I never new they had such a diverse roster.

BlueMadcap said...

Thanks again, really loving it.

Georgie Hirezola said...

@thatwasmusic
I was a bit lucky because in my early 20s I was working in a friend's record shop for collectors...
I remember all these albums in original vinyls...
I was too young, I had no money at all,the prices were too high & I could not afford to buy any of these LPs in original form but thanks to my old tape recorder I made tons of cassettes for free...hehehe!!!
Well...simply I had the opportunity to listen to hundreds of rare albums & to talk with collectors & musicians in an era before the net & the cd form!...but but certainly it's not enough unless you have a musical ear!
@snakeboy
yes but I dont know if it was a luck or a curse to be in a "Hard rock" label & trying to promote albums like this!!!
....................
thanks guys for the comments
Georgie+++

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Anonymous said...

With all these Great Jap remaster's, do you have Roger Ruskin Spear's "Electric Shocks" ? Be eternally grateful!

Anonymous said...

The backing band on some tracks is UK band The Onyx.

Brian said...

As a kid, I grew up listening to my dad's music. One of his more obscure albums was simply entitled, 'Places', recorded by a fella named Buddy Bohn. Until recently, I knew nothing of the artist; only that this timeless album seemed to speak of a time and place far removed from the commercial, plasticized world we know today. I have to say, in all honesty, that this album, Places, and the moods and sensations it envisions, certainly helped to shape my own immortal soul.
It is a curious thing about artists - musicians especially: they created feeling and impression in people - strangers - that even they themselves may never fully comprehend. Thus is the nature of music...