Tompkins Square Label has reissued two LPs by Bob Brown; 'The Wall I Built Myself' (1970) & 'Willoughby's Lament' (1971). Both produced By Richie Havens and originally released on Havens' stormy forest label, both will be available worldwide May 13th.
The first legit reissues of these rare, stellar LP's by DC-based singer/songwriter Bob Brown. Richie Havens took Bob under his wing, produced both albums, and released them on his Stormy Forest label distributed by MGM. Although they failed to make a commercial impact at the time, cosmic-folk enthusiasts and vinyl-heads have long placed these albums in high esteem alongside the works of exploratory greats like Tim Hardin and Tim Buckley.
Bob is still with us. He recently performed with Ryley Walker's band at Tompkins Square's 10th Anniversary show at Rough Trade, and he'll make a special appearances to celebrate the reissues at Joe’s Pub on June 29.