Yes, this is thatDavid Briggs, the scary-ass mofo who worked with such greats as Elvis Presley, J.J. Cale, Johnny Cash, and, of course, Neil Young. He made this one solo record, and it's a pretty funky collection of hits-of-the-day.
Apparently Buck Owens and his cohorts wanted in on the Tijuana Brass craze. But in its way this is actually a pretty cool little record - little in that it's only 20 minutes long. They probably knocked out the whole shebang between 11:30 and lunchtime.
Here are two records by U.S. artist Alexander Harvey, responsible for penning such songs as "Delta Dawn" (by Tanya Tucker), "Reuben James" (by Kenny Rogers), and "Rings" (a country hit by the Glaser Brothers and a pop hit by Cymarron). Sourced from my vinyl. Still hoping for someone to come through with his other solo releases (see wish list below).
This one has an interesting backstory. Beck negotiated a $100,000 advance from Verve Forecast, but squandered it all on partying during the month that the album was supposed to have been completed. Necessity being the mother of invention, he forged ahead almost single-handedly, recording nearly all the of vocal, guitar, bass, and piano parts on his own. Drummer Donald McDonald, who also played with Tim Hardin, was the only other full-time musician on the album, although trumpeter Randy Brecker, bassist Don Payne, and guitarist Danny Whitten from Crazy Horse make appearances as well. "Nature Boy" mixes a number of disparate ingredients, but does an excellent job of blending them all together. Overall, the sound of this album can best be described as psychedelic rock played with a jazz sensibility.
Released in 1973, shortly after the success of his single "Tightrope," "Looking Back" contains instrumental tracks that were recorded in the mid-1960s, featuring Russell on harpsichord, Tommy Tedesco on guitar, Jimmy Bend on bass, and Earl Palmer on drums. Neither the record nor album sleeve give writing credits for any of the songs.