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Ted Lucas – S.T.

Ted Lucas
S.T.
Style: Folk
Label: Yoga Records
Catalog Number: Y14
Released: 1975, 70's
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A cult classic originally released as a private pressing in 1975 that became a costly collector’s item over the years, and is now available to the masses thanks to the Yoga Records reissue. Ted Lucas was a master guitarist with sitar skills to boot, having studied with Ravi Shankar. Lucas was a fixture of the Detroit music scene of the 60’s and 70’s, playing in psych-rock bands. He was also the go-to Motown session musician for exotic string needs, e.g. balalaika, sitar, 12-string guitar – until Motown relocated to Los Angeles in the early 70’s. This intimate, introspective masterpiece is the result of post-Motown Ted Lucas taking time out for himself to finally work on solo material rather than just keep supporting other artists’ visions. He self-released the album on his own label, and then moved on to relative obscurity, passing away young with a sour taste from the music industry, without the commercial success he deserved. If only he could now see original copies of his record going for upwards of $300. This is a great Sunday morning record to start your day on a beautiful note. It’s cozy, mellow, charming, and warm – folk music elevated with a cosmic spirit. His guitar mastery shines, and the soft, velvet timbre of his voice makes every song feel like a lullaby. Find a sun spot to curl up in and bask in the comfort of his voice.

– Lauren Fay Levy

Recommended – A5 Baby Where You Are, A2 It’s So Easy (When You Know What You’re Doing), A3 Now That I Know, A6 It Is So Nice To Get Stoned

Tags: Cosmic Folk / Cult Classic / Essential Listening / Private Press
Tracklist:

A1 Plain And Sane And Simple Melody
A2 It’s So Easy (When You Know What You’re Doing)
A3 Now That I Know
A4 I’ll Find A Way (To Carry It All)
A5 Baby Where You Are
A6 It Is So Nice To Get Stoned
B1 Robins Ride
B2 Sonny Boy Blues
B3 Love And Peace Raga

Credits:

Written-By, Producer – Ted Lucas
Engineer, Remix – Milan Bogdan
Mastered By – Howard Craft
Producer [Reissue] – Douglas Mcgowan, Mike Dutkewych, William Tyler
Remastered By – Jeff Lipton, Maria Rice

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