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The Pozo Seco Singers

From the dissolution of the Strangers Two, the trio of future Nashville country crooner Don Williams and Lofton Kline plus newcomer Susan Taylor was formed (1965) in Corpus Christi, Texas. Inspired by the likes of PETER, PAUL & MARY, IAN & SYLVIA and Australian export The SEEKERS, coffeehouse faves The POZO SECO SINGERS mixed a baroque hybrid of country-ish folk-pop, and hit the singles charts on several occasions; but this blend of innocuous sunshine-pop couldn’t get them out of the lower divisions. Bubbling under the Top 100 and peaking at No.127, their debut album TIME (1966) {*6} was pleasant enough fodder, easy-listening soppy tracks such as `Guantanamera’, `House Of The Rising Sun’ and `Silver Threads And Golden Needles’ were the staple diet for many a folk buff; session players including Charlie McCoy and Kenny Buttrey were present on these and the hit title track.
Featuring two Top 40 entries, `I Can Make It With You’ and `Look What You’ve Done’ (think Righteous Brothers’ `You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’’), their sophomore parent LP, I CAN MAKE IT WITH YOU (1967) {*6}, showcased some up-to-the-minute covers from such iconic folk figures as PHIL OCHS (`Changes’), GORDON LIGHTFOOT (`Ribbon Of Darkness’) and TIM HARDIN (`If I Were A Carpenter’).
Minus Cline, the duo (plus Ron Shaw) released SHADES OF TIME (1968) {*4}, not their greatest achievement by any stretch of the imagination, conjuring up as it did versions of BEATLES, BYRDS and DYLAN songs. Once again billed as POZO SECO, they surfaced in 1970 with a decent swansong, SPEND SOME TIME WITH ME {*6}. As previously stated, DON WILLIAMS pursued a C&W-styled career, his most requested song being `I Recall A Gypsy Woman’.
© MC Strong 2010/GFD // rev-up MCS Sep2017

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