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Thread #9722   Message #2818928
Posted By: Bobert
22-Jan-10 - 06:20 PM
Thread Name: Pozo Seco Singers...What happened to 'em?
Subject: RE: Pozo Seco Singers...What happened to 'em?
I reckon it was '66 or '67 when I first heard the Pozo-Seco Singers... They had come to play in the gym at Richmond Politechnical Institute (RPI)(Now Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU) and my wife saw a poster and we went to hear them... I must admit that before then I had never heard of them but go we did and it was great... I had been playin' geetar for about 3 or 4 years at that point and seein' then was very inspirational... At the time I really didn't know that Don Williams was one of the members tho we had two or three of their LPs...

Fast forward to the 70's and I was doin' some coffeehouse stuff and playin' the genure of the day (folk/country/rock) like everyone else and even was doin' a couple Don Willimans songs and still didn't have a clue that he had been the same guy I'd seen that night in the gym or a member of the trio until...

...one day I was havin' a conversation about Don Williams with someone and they mentioned that he had been one of the Pozo Seco Singers and it blew me away... First thing I did that night was hunt down my ol' Pozo Seco LP's and check it out and sho nuff, it was for real...

BTW, I loved alot of Don Williams songs and now and then, when my wife requests it, I do "Say it Again" which I have done so many times in my life that I can just do it in any key or tunin'...

The song, however, that has always haunted me by them was the one that went:

"Johnny, run to the window
see daddy comin' thru the meadow
whats that he holding in his hand...

Ya'll know the rest of the song...

B~