Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Capricorn Records: Please Be With Me

The 1970s group Cowboy is not as well known as other country-rock bands like the Eagles, Poco, The Byrds, and The Flying Burrito Brothers; however, they were a pretty good example of their genre. The band’s primary musicians were Scott Boyer and Tommy Talton. Their most famous song, “Please Be With Me,” came from their second album, “5’ll Get You Ten.”

The song appeared on two other Capricorn albums: 1973’s reissue of Cowboy’s first two LPs as “Why Quit When You’re Losing” and 1972’s “Duane Allman: An Anthology.” It was the Allman compilation that brought this song to the mainstream public’s attention because Duane Allman played Dobro® on the cut.

In fact, it was the last non-Allman Brothers’ session that Duane played on prior to his death on October 29, 1971. Such was its popularity, that Eric Clapton recorded the song for his 1974 album, “461 Ocean Boulevard.” On his version, which is quite nice, Clapton played the Dobro® part. We’ll feature that one someday, but as for now – the original by Cowboy on Capricorn Records.

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