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1970 Sessions

by Will Beeley

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1970 Sessions - Released 3/5/2021 in honor of Will's 70th Birthday !!

Will Beeley recorded this album as a follow up to his debut, Gallivantin', in 1970 in San Antonio, TX. It features Richard Silen on guitar and vocals. Never released until now, the album was used as an audition tape for interested labels. Beeley would eventually sign to Malaco Records.

Tompkins Square reissued Beeley's 70's albums Gallivantin' and Passing Dream. The vinyl on both is long sold out - Gallivantin' is still available on CD and digital.

Beeley returned to the studio with producer Jerry DeCicca (Larry Jon Wilson) in 2019 for his first album in 40 years, Highways & Heart Attacks (available on CD/LP/digital). Recorded by 5-time Grammy winner Joe Trevino (Los Lobos, Flaco Jimenez) and mixed by Stuart Sikes (Loretta Lynn's 'Van Lear Rose', Cat Power), the LP also features The Mavericks' Michael Guerra.

** A portion of proceeds from 1970 Sessions will benefit hunger relief organizations in New Mexico and Texas **


released March 5, 2021

Will Beeley lead vocals, guitar
Richard Silen harmony vocals, guitar, and harmonica
Produced by Jack Bond
Jack Bond engineer
Recorded 1970
Jack Bond Studio, San Antonio, Texas
Tape on loan from Adrienne Roberson

All songs words and music Will Beeley except :
A Highways Not A Home by Will Beeley & Richard Silen
No Song That I Could Ever Sing and 'Singer of Songs' - Words, music and lead vocal - Richard Silen
What Is The Color Of The Soul Of Man by
Jimmy Driftwood


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Tompkins Square label, established in 2005, has released acclaimed recordings by artists such as William Tyler, Gwenifer Raymond, Ryley Walker and Michael Chapman as well as reissues of folk, old-timey, gospel and American Primitive Guitar. The label has received 8 Grammy nominations. ... more

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