Patsy & Gene [Pullen] - Walking After Midnight - Used LP
VG (Sleeve and vinyl)
Pacific Northwest rarity, recorded at Ripcord Studios, home of many classics, including those by Buzz Martin the Singing Logger (who wrote the liner notes on the Pullen's other album, which was rare enough, while this one I can't find anywhere), on the Portland Ltd. label that released Red Simpson's trucking songs...the beginning of this album is quite forgettable (or just not for my tastes) but when Gene drops back into the band and Patsy (reportedly a Northwest Native American, as Buzz reported on liner notes of their other album) steps up to the spotlight for a version of Dolly Parton's "Jolene" things suddenly get quite charming. This charm returns for the majority of Side Two, with Patsy covering Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now" and contrasting that with a version of "House of the Rising Sun," and of course the title track. In fact the whole side two is quite enjoyable, even when Gene returns to the mic.
The two covers of songs from the early 70s help date this album, circa 1974.
(The Pullens also released the following single on Vanco ("house" custom/vanity labels at Gibson aka Ripcord Recording Studios - Vancouver, Washington:
Gene Pullin And The Den Vrees / Patsy Pullin And The Den Vrees - There Goes My Everything / Silver Threads and Golden Needles (7") Vanco 45-205)