B.W. Stevenson – My Maria & Calabasas (1973 & 1974) [Reissue 2019] MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

B.W. Stevenson – My Maria & Calabasas (1973 & 1974) [Reissue 2019]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 61:25 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,71 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | 60:25 min | F/R Covers | 1,33 GB
2 LP on 1 SACD | Features Stereo and Quadrophonic Surround Sound | Vocalion # CDSML 8565 | Genre: Country, Rock

Louis Charles “B.W.” Stevenson was an American country pop singer and musician, working in a genre now called progressive country. “B.W.” stood for “Buckwheat”. This two-fer SACD combines his 1973 album My Maria with Calabasas, released the following year. Originally these LPs were released separately on RCA, and had been out of print some time. This pleasant and lite country-pop set highlights many original Stevenson compositions, including “Pass This Way”, “(Livin’ It) Day By Day”, “Song for Katy”, and the biggest hit of his career, “My Maria”.

My Maria
Though best remembered for his hit with the title track, Stevenson had an incredible ear for a song. Several of the tracks on this record were later covered by, and were hits for, other artists. In fact, listen for how closely Three Dog Night copied Stevenson for their hit on “Shambala”.


01. My Maria
02. Be My Woman Tonight
03. Sunset Woman
04. A Good Love Is Like a Good Song
05. Grab On Hold of My Soul
06. Shambala
07. Lucky Touch
08. I Got to Boogie
09. Remember Me
10. Pass This Way
11. Look for the Light
12. Little Bit of Understanding
13. We Had It All
14. Livin’ It Day by Day
15. Dry Land
16. Anna Lisa
17. Please Come to Boston
18. Roll On
19. Song for Katy
20. Here We Go Again

Tracks “01-10” is “My Maria” (LP ‘1973)
Tracks “11-20” is “Calabasas” (LP ‘1974)

Remastered from the Original Master tapes by Michael J. Dutton.







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