Poor man's paradise

This is the cover from Poor Man's Paradise (Columbia, 1973). The title song, by Jack Lee, features a tug-of-war between a driving horn section and Tracy singing full tilt. The album features two other Lee tunes.

Most noteworthy, however, is Buskin's beautiful "When I Need You Most of All," with Andy McMahon's piano and Lee's guitar articulating a "gentle but affirming" feeling that's difficult to describe, other than to say, "ahead of your time."

Nelson uses story form to advantage in "Cruel Wind," accompanying herself on the piano. This "story" song has the "feel" of Bob Dylan's "Percy's Song," a take on a British Isles tune, "Bowes of London" ... "the only song my guitar (fiddle) would play is the old tune, the rain and the wind."

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(Photography by Jim McGuire, all rights reserved)

Time is on my side 1976 One Way Records

Tracks: Anything You Want, Time Is On My Side, The Woman In Your Heart, I Could Have Been Your Best Friend, Sudden Changes, I've Never Loved You More, Let the Memory Fade, An Arm and a Leg, You Just Can't Forget Her (Can You, Fool?) Couldn't Do Nothing Right, Let the Memory Fade.

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I Feel So Good 1995 Rounder with Mike Henderson, Al Kooper, Delbert McClinton

Tracks: I Want to Know, I Need All the Help I Can Get, Don't Go No Farther, Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair, Words Unspoken, The Fool, Living Off the Love You Give Me, I Feel So Good, Meet Me Halway, Love Won't Come.

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 Sweet Soul Music 1975 Flying Fish Records

Tracks: Sweet Soul Music, Looking For A Sign, Joabim, Nothing I Can't Handle, Baby I Found Out, Lies, Same Old Blues, We Just Can't Make It Anymore, I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, Going To Tennessee.

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 1969 Best of Tracy Nelson & Mother Earth

Tracks: Down So Low, Cry On, Goodnight Nelda Grebe, The Telephone Company Has Cut Us Off, Mother Earth, Won't Be Long, Need Your Love So Bad, The Soul of a Man, Satisfied, Ruler of My Heart, Temptation Took Control of Me and I Fell, Soul of Sadness, Tonight The Sky's About to Cry, I'll Be Long Gone, Seven Bridges Road, Tennessee Blues, Thinking of You, I Don't Do That Kind of Thing Anymore.

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1969 With Scotty Moore, Pete Drake, The Jordanaires, The Maverick Musicians.

Tracks: Sad Situation, I Fall to Pieces, Stay As Sweet As You Are, Stand By Your Man (really), Blue Blue Day, That's All Right, I Can't Go On Loving You, You're Still My Baby, Now You're Gone, Why, Why, Why, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry. CD bonus tracks. I Wanna Be Your Mama Again, Wait, Wait, Wait, You Win Again.

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