Monday, May 8, 2017

Paul Pena "Same" 1971

Paul Pena was born in Massachusetts in 1950 but moved to San Francisco in the late 60s, he was born with congenital glaucome and in 1970 he went completely blind (died in 2008). He was an extraordinary guitar player and he had a very unique voice. The music on this album is some kind of folky soul/funk, in parts very similar to Richie Havens, but with a more funky and groovy approach and sometimes with a more "rock" sound. Pena recorded a second album in the mid 70s, but it wasn't released untill the year 2000, and that record included the Pena-written tune Jet Airliner wich his friend Steve Miller recorded and had an enormous hit with in 1977. Groovy!


1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is one damn groovy album. Thanks for putting it out there!!