My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: Happy Trails was mostly recorded live at the Filmore East and West in 1968. The album was released in March of 1969. Side one contains a suite titled “Who Do You Love”, which is a variation of the Bo Diddly song of the same name.
What I think: There is some impressive musicianship here, but no depth beyond that. The vocals are awful and make me wonder why anybody even bothered signing at all (a vast majority of the album is instrumental anyway). Beyond that I don’t have a lot to say… it’s an album of overlong Hippie jams.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? Let’s cut it and replace it with a real blues album.
Rating (Out of 5): 1.5
Amazon Review (Out of 5): 4.5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (123/162)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 76%