Hearts & Flowers - Of Horses, Kids And Forgotten Women (1968)

Hearts & Flowers were a short-lived American folk-rock band.

After their debut album, Rick Cunha left Hearts & Flowers and was replaced by Bernie Leadon, who had played in the Scottsville Squirrel Barkers years before along with Larry Murray. Hearts & Flowers now consisted of Murray, Leadon and Dave Dawson, and they recorded a second album which was released in 1968. It was in generally the same style as their debut (folk-rock with hints of country), but it did lean further towards psychedelic pop, many of the songs featuring harpsichord and orchestral arrangements. Whilst it featured covers of Jesse Lee Kincaid's "She Sang Hymns Out Of Tune", Arlo Guthrie's "Highway In The Wind" and the old music hall number "Two Little Boys", the standout track was without a doubt the Larry Murray original "Ode To A Tin Angel".
After this second album, which unfortunately didn't see any real commercial success, the band broke up. Larry Murray released a low-profile solo album in 1971, but it was Leadon who ultimately had the most success, playing first with country-rock pioneers Dillard & Clark and then The Flying Burrito Brothers, before becoming a founding member of The Eagles in 1971.

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1 comment:

snakeboy said...

Thanks for giving me a chance to finally hear this band.