In February of 1971, two music business insiders sick of the Los Angeles scene decamped to Colorado, secured $5 million in financing from Gulf + Western, and started a label. Those music business insiders were Larry Ray and Bill Szymczyk, who later went on to fame as a producer for the Eagles, and that label was Tumbleweed Records, a Denver-based haven for local, under-the-radar hippie-folk.
Although it closed after only two years in existence thanks to a lack of distribution, Tumbleweed’s legacy is being rescued from obscurity by the great reissues label Light In The Attic, which is releasing an anthology entitled Sing It High, Sing It Low: Tumbleweed Records 1971-1973 next month. Included in that collection is “Sunday Sherry,” a lovely psychedelic folk-rock excursion from the Arthur Gee-Whizz Band. Hear it below.
Sing It High, Sing It Low: Tumbleweed Records 1971-1973 is out 5/5 via Light In The Attic. Pre-order it here.