PressAlbert Bashor - building on Delta blues, pop and soul
Albert Bashor wrote this song after seeing the 1992 Los Angeles riots played out live on tv. Albert imagined the fear of someone caught in a riot while high on drugs. The song was cut with guest guitarist Pat Travers in lead guitar. Pat was a neighbor of the studio owner/session engineer Sean Shannon. Pat was keen an playing with Bill Payne, of Little Feat fame, guest keyboard player on Albert's album. Pat just barged in the door just before the first take. Producer Michael Frank, unfamiliar with Pat, was a bit miffed at Pat's bravado, but pleased at what Pat brought to the tune. Pat added a funky groove and a slashing solo, heightening the tension in the story line and in Albert's emotional vocal.
Albert's repertoire and style on his debut album Cotton Field of Dreams are influenced by his work with Alex Taylor, Dr. Hector and the Groove Injectors and his appreciation of the music of Little Feat. On this tune, and on this album,Albert came into his own as a dynamic songwriter.
Albert Bashor Cotton Field Of Dreams