The Legend Ritchie Havens, His Top Five Albums – ‘Mixed Bag’ LP [VIDEOS]
If you want music so appropriate to the late 60′s, early 70′s then haven’s LP titled ‘ Mixed Bag’ is the perfect album for you, The album itself was released in 1967.
‘Mixed Bag’ is a unique album in many ways it is a fantastic showcase of Richie’s voice, his unique style of guitar strumming, his unique song interpretation of “Eleanor Rigby” (Lennon – McCartney) and “Just Like A Woman” (Bob Dylan) and his trademark of open – tuning.
He penned two songs on the LP, “Adam” and “Three Day Eternity”, another unique factor is that he co -wrote “Handsome Johnny” with the actor Lou Gossett Jr.
‘Mixed Bag’ was Haven’s third LP yet first on a major record label, (Verve). On the album there’s was just enough ambiance of jazz that it actually charted on the jazz charts reaching #18, however; it didn’t fair so well on the pop chart reaching #182 in the Top 200.
CD Track List:
- “High Flyin’ Bird”
- “I Can’t Make It Anymore”
- “Morning, Morning”
- “Three Day Eternity”
- “Handsome Johnny”
- San Francisco Bay Blues”
- “Just Like A Woman”
- Eleanor Rigby”
‘Mixed Bag’ is available on CD, LP and MP3.
Click on each album for a direct link or the tabs at the bottom of each page.
Richie Haven’s performing, “Handsome Johnny”: