The Folkswingers

From: California, USA

The Folkswingers were an unusual studio project who recorded an album on the World Pacific label in 1963, 12 String Guitar!. Glen Campbell played 12-string guitar on the album; Campbell, of course, would go on to have a hugely successful solo career. The Folkswingers also included three members of the Dillards (Rodney Dillard on guitar, Doug Dillard on banjo, and Dean Webb on bass). The album unintentionally played a role in the birth of folk-rock, as it was produced by Jim Dickson, who went on to co-manage the Byrds. In appreciation of his work on the album, World Pacific’s Dick Bock gave Dickson free studio time, which Dickson then used to record the Byrds as they learned to play electric folk-rock. This studio time proved to be invaluable to making the Byrds a tighter unit by the time they were ready to officially record.


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From the 1966 album Raga Rock

  • Eight Miles High