Great Speckled Bird ‎– Great Speckled Bird -1970- Country Rock, Folk (vinyl) ian & Sylvia


Great Speckled Bird ‎– Great Speckled Bird -1970-  Country Rock, Folk (vinyl) ian & Sylvia

Great Speckled Bird was a country rock group formed in 1969 by the Canadian musical duo Ian & SylviaIan Tyson sang, played guitar and composed. Sylvia Tyson sang, composed and occasionally played piano. The other founding members were Amos Garrett on guitar and occasional vocals, Ben Keith on steel guitar, Ken Kalmusky on bass and Ricky Marcus on drums. They were named after the song, "The Great Speckled Bird", as recorded by Roy Acuff(1938).

The group was featured in the film Festival Express, a documentary about the music festival of the same name that took place in 1970. The shows were scheduled, and the performers traveled by train, across Canada. In the film, Great Speckled Bird performs "C.C. Rider", along with Delaney Bramlett and members of Grateful Dead. A performance of the Dylan/Manuelsong "Tears of Rage", without the aforementioned accompaniment, is included in the extra features of the DVD release.

In 1970, the group became the house band for the television show Nashville North, produced by the CTV network and filmed at the CFTO-TV studios in Toronto, which, after one season, became the Ian Tyson Show. The show ran until 1975.

The group backed Ian & Sylvia until the duo parted ways in 1975. They also backed Ian Tyson as a solo artist, for his 1973 debut solo album and his live performances, until 1976

stock photo only 
Sleeve Condition (Out of 10) 7 slight edge wear/age wear  

Label Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10) 
Side 1- 9 light mark
side 2 -9 light mark

BIN # 175

Label:Ampex Records ‎– A10103
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold 


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