March 22, 2014

101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 54: Mason Proffit ~ Rockfish Crossing










Mason Proffit ~ Rockfish Crossing
reel-to-reel tape box cover detail
detail photo by Styrous®



I have hundreds of reel-to-reel, pre-recorded tapes in addition to my 20,000 Vinyl LP collection I'm selling (see link below). Interested? Contact me by email please, not by a comment.



Mason Proffit ~ Rockfish Crossing
cover photo by Ed Thrasher
reel-to-reel tape box cover
photo by Styrous®


 Mason Proffit was a folk rock band from Chicago, Illinois that released five albums between 1969 and 1973. Brothers Terry Talbot and John Michael Talbot played together in several local bands around Indianapolis, Indiana and later in Chicago. After their group Sounds Unlimited disbanded, in 1969 they formed Mason Proffit with a focus on the emerging blend of folk, country and rock that would come to be called country rock.



Mason Proffit ~ Rockfish Crossing
photos by Ed Thrasher
reel-to-reel tape box back
photo by Styrous®



In 1972, the band signed to Warner Bros. Records and continued touring, performing up to 300 concerts each year. Some of Mason Proffit's opening acts during that time included The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, John Denver, and Mac Davis.  



Mason Proffit ~ Rockfish Crossing
photos by Ed Thrasher
reel-to-reel tape box back detail
detail photo by Styrous®



Their live shows were high energy. And once, while jamming with The Scruggs Review, John Hartford and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Earl Scruggs called John Talbot "the best banjo player I've ever heard." 



Mason Proffit ~ Rockfish Crossing
reel-to-reel tape box back detail
detail photo by Styrous®



this was the fourth album by Mason Proffit




Mason Proffit ~ Rockfish Crossing
reel-to-reel tape box back detail
detail photo by Styrous®



the reel-to-reel tape came with a lyric booklet in the box



Mason Proffit ~ Rockfish Crossing
lyric booklet
photo by Styrous®





Mason Proffit ~ Rockfish Crossing
lyric booklet
photo by Styrous®





Mason Proffit ~ Rockfish Crossing
lyric booklet detail
detail photo by Styrous®




Mason Proffit ~ Rockfish Crossing
reel-to-reel tape
photo by Styrous®




Mason Proffit ~ Rockfish Crossing
reel-to-reel tape label detail
detail photo by Styrous®



Track list:

Side 1:

1 - Jesse - 3:54
2 - You Win Again - 4:03 Written By – Hank Williams
3 - Better Find Jesus - 3:10
4 - Summer Side Of Love - 3:15
5 - Breakin' Down - 1:48
6 - Were You There? - 4:35

Side 2:

1 - Hobo - 4:20
2 - A Thousand And Two - 4:35
3 - Medley: Cripple Creek / Quit Kickin' My Dog Around - 3:37
4 - Wetback - 3:20
5 - Medley: George's Jam / Call Me The Breeze - 5:20

Personnel:

Tim Ayers - Bass
Johnny Frigo - Fiddle
Art Nash - Drums, Percussion
Ron Schuetter - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
John Michael Talbot - Banjo, Dobro, Electric Acoustic Guitar, Pedal Steel, Vocals
Johnny Talbot - Banjo, Dobro, Acoustic Electric Guitar, Pedal Steel, Vocals
Terry Talbot - Fiddle, 12 String, Acoustic, Electric Guitar, Jew's-Harp, Percussion, Piano, Vocals
Produced by John Talbot & Terry Talbot




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