Finley, Emmett

Band members               Related acts

- Emmett Finley - vocals, guitar

- Ray Monte - drums, percussion

- Hans Peter Schulle - keyboards, backing vocals

- Dan Zellman - bass, backing vocals



- none known




Genre: rock

Rating: ** (2 stars)

Title:  Emmett Finley

Company: Poison Ring

Catalog: PRR 2241

Year: 1971

Country/State: Connecticut

Grade (cover/record): VG/VG

Comments: minor ring wear

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4248

Price: $105.00

Cost: $1.00


Okay, we bought this one without any idea who Emmett Finley was.  Why?  Well, we recognized the Poison Ring label as a Connecticut-based outfit that released some interesting 1960s efforts including an album by Pulse.  


Since we still don't know anything about Finley, let us tell you a little about this album.  Produced by Thomas 'Doc' Cavalier, 1971's cleverly-titled "Emmett Finley" offers up a decent mix of acoustic singer/songwriter material ("So Easy", "Where He Cried Last Night" and the pretty ballad "Paula's Song") with an occasional nod to more rock oriented numbers ("Gospel").  While Finley turned in a couple of nice guitar licks (check out "Monster"), the set's most interesting feature is probably Finley's voice.  It took a couple of spins before we could place the resemblance, but then it struck us.  Finley has a kind of nasally/echo clad delivery that sounds like "Walls and Bridges" era John Lennon.  Nothing monumental, but certainly worth a couple of spins and better than a lot of the higher priced rarities being hyped by so many dealers ...

"Emmett Finley" track listing:

(side 1)

1.) So Easy   (Emmett Finley) - 4:44

2.) Where He Cried Last Night   (Emmett Finley) - 3:35

3.) Gospel   (Emmett Finley) - 2:54

4.) Paula's Song   (Emmett Finley) - 1:57


(side 2)

1.) Saturday Morning   (Emmett Finley) - 3:09

2.) Monster   (Emmett Finley) - 6:07

3.) Without You Now   (Emmett Finley) - 3:07

4.) Sky King   (Emmett Finley) - 3:01

5.) My Friend   (Emmett Finley) - 3:04



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