Captain Beefheart: The Spotlight Kid (Reprise)
Colman Andrews, Phonograph Record, March 1972
WHO'S THE greatest white blues singer in America today? Shame on you if you said John Hammond or Dave Van Ronk or maybe Kate Taylor. If you said Van Morrison, you get half credit 'cause he used to be (or maybe quarter credit since he's only an honorary American). Half credit for Ry Cooder too, 'cause he's working on it. If you said David Clayton-Thomas, bite your tongue. Hard. If you got really weird and came up with somebody like Bernie Pearl, kindly stop reading this publication at once. And no, it's not Sammy Davis, Jr., and if somebody out there is clinging to the hope that it might be Mark Farner, please mail us your name and address so we can send out The Archies to stomp your ass.
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