Verve Folkways release Richie Havens’ debut album : ‘Mixed Bag’ (1967)

Richie Havens’ ‘Mixed Bag’ is an album released on August 16, 1967.

Track listing : 1.High Flyin’ Bird (Billy Edd Wheeler) – 03:35 . 2.I Can’t Make It Anymore (Gordon Lightfoot) – 02:48 . 3.Morning, Morning (Tuli Kupferberg) – 02:17 . 4.Adam (Richie Havens) – 03:34 . 5.Follow (Jerry Merrick) – 06:22 . 6.Three Day Eternity (Richie Havens) – 02:15 . 7.Sandy (Jean Pierre Cousineau) – 03:12 . 8.Handsome Johnny (Lou Gossett, Richie Havens) – 03:53 . 9.San Francisco Bay Blues (Jesse Fuller) – 02:30 . 10.Just Like a Woman (Bob Dylan) – 04:46 . 11.Eleanor Rigby (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 02:42 .

Musicians : Richie Havens – guitar, sitar, vocals . Harvey Brooks – bass . Paul Harris – organ, piano, keyboards . Bill Lavorgna – drums . Howard Collins – guitar . Joe Price – tabla on (4) . Paul Dino Williams – acoustic guitar on (5) .

Production Produced by John Court . Val Valentin – engineer .

Packaging : Barry Feinstein – Cover photo .

Recorded Early 1967 .

Released on August 16, 1967 by Verve.

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allmusic
A close listen to lyrics like “I Can’t Make It Anymore” and “Morning, Morning” reveals sadness and loneliness, yet the music is so appealingly positive that a listener actually comes away feeling uplifted. […]

RatzYourMusic
Its the voice. Richie has a beautiful deep voice of warm heavy mahogany. When I saw on the track listing that he covers “Eleanor Rigby” I was like, oh no. Holy quiche. Like, oh yuck. […]

About.com Classic Rock
I’ll come clean right off the bat and tell you that one of the reasons I put Mixed Bag at the top of the list is that it’s the first Richie Havens album I ever heard […]

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