Friday, March 15, 2019

Charlie Harris and the Cherokee Cowboys - (My Friends are Gonna Be) Strangers (live in San Antonio 1965)




Charlie Harris and the Cherokee Cowboys - (My Friends are Gonna Be) Strangers (unissued live in San Antonio 1965)

Another song from the Cal Berry tape, this captures Charlie Harris handling the lead vocal on a version of Merle Haggard's recent hit. The group has changed the arrangement to begin with the chorus, and have greatly expanded the instrumental break for solos by Buddy Emmons, Keith Coleman, Harris, and then Emmons and Coleman again. 

Berry only used one mike to record the band from the side of the stage, therefore the vocals are lower than they would have been with a separate vocal mike. Nonetheless, this is quite listenable.