GARLAND JEFFREYS: Paradise Theater, Boston October ‘79 (CD)

Having played with John Cale and fronted his own band, Grinder’s Switch, New York native Garland Jeffreys embarked on a solo career in 1973. Immediately striking critics with his candid lyrics and blend of rock, folk, reggae, blues and soul, he broke through with 1979’s American Boy & Girl album. The set featured here was broadcast on WBCN 104.1 FM as he promoted the LP, and finds his voice and guitar backed by Robert Asis (lead guitar), Craig Jackson (bass) and Killer Burke (drums). It’s presented here with background notes and images.

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