The Alpha Band: The Alpha Band
Bud Scoppa, Phonograph Record, November 1976
STEPHEN SOLES is a singer/writer/guitar-picker from NYC; he's the one Dylan kept whispering jokes to during the Hard Rain special. T-Bone Burnett is a Texan guitarist who once led a band called the Fabulous B-52s; he played with Rolling Thunder, too. David Mansfield is an ace guitar player and fiddler who comes from New Jersey, just a ride across the George Washington Bridge from Manhattan; he used to play in Quacky Duck & His Barnyard Friends along with Tony Bennett's kids. Together, these three whimsy linked musicians form the core of the Alpha Band, a recklessly loose and witty outfit with a crazily eccentric debut album.
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