Andy Robinson – Patterns of Reality (1968)

FrontCover1Originally from Philadelphia, he began singing and composing songs while still a student at the University of Colorado in Boulder. It was small clubs in and around Boulder that he first started singing professionally appearing with people like Judy Collins, Odetta and others. Their encourage ment led Andy to New York City where he met Janis Ian, who was impressed enough to introduce him to her manager. He was signed to a contract, and Janis Ian produced his forst album “Patterns of Reality” on the Philadelphia label. (by psychspaniolos.blogspot)

Sweet memories from the sixties:
“From 1966-1970, I was one of the show hosts (I think they still call them “dj’s” there today) at college radio station WONY in Oneonta, NY. While the station was essentially a Top 40 formatted station, those of us on the air occasionally had a variety of album tracks and/or single releases (45’s) from those albums sent to us by record companies. (Yes, we actually played vinyl records, because no one had even dreamed of mp3 tracks back then.)

In 1968, we featured almost every track on the album Patterns of Reality by Andy Robinson. According to a comment in Rate Your Music, “Andy Robinson was originally from Philadelphia. Patterns Of Reality was recorded in L.A. in 1968 and is full of well-crafted songs that hang together well.” The songs weren’t just a clear-voiced guy and his guitar; some were fully produced with piano and orchestra strings.

His songs became extremely popular with men and women listeners alike on WONY. The lyrics of his songs were compelling in the sense that they made you think about yourself and your relationships with other people without ever being preachy. And, as strange as it may sound, Andy’s songs had an unusual way of making you forget all about time while you were listening. THAT takes real talent. Andy recorded a second album entitled Break Out Of The City in 1970 which I’ve never seen or heard. This lost song was the single we played that was very popular with WONY listeners. It still sounds good today.” (by George Woods)

This a really rare and exciting psych-folk-rock album !

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Personnel:
Sam Boghossian (viola)
Dennis Budimir (guitar)
Artie Butler (keyboards)
Al Casey (guitar)
David Cohen (guitar)
Gary Coleman (percussion)
Jesse Ehrlich (cello)
Gene Estes (percussion)
Victor Feldman (percussion)
Jim Gordon (drums)
Carol Kaye (bass)
Lincoln Mayorga (harpsichord, piano)
Bill Nuttycombe (violin)
Earl Palmer (drums)
Andy Robinson -(vocals)
Sid Sharp (violin)
Ken Watson (percussion)

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Tracklist:
01. Absolutely The End 3.38
02. Ballad Of A Summer Girl 3.30
03. The Exhibition 2.37
04. Time For Decision 3.41
05.  Provider 3.25
06. Tell You The Truth 2.51
07.  Are You Sleeping? 4.20
08.  Nothing Could Be Better 2.18
09.  Maiden Voyage 4.11
10.  Patterns Of Reality 5.12

All songs written by Andy Robinson

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