Buddy Bohn Take a Letter Maria B/W Sweetwater Happy Tiger CAT # HT 524 1970
The performer, Buddy Bohn , is not local to Kansas. The thing to note here is the songwriter on the B-Side, Val Stoecklein. He continued on as a songwriter after the break up of the Blue Things and the failure of his solo release. He wrote some tunes for the label that put out his solo release, Dot. Oddly, he later wrote some B-Sides for the religious indie label, Happy Tiger, in the late 60's into the 70's. He also contributed to a fairly obscure psych LP entitled Environment/Evolution by Ecology and contributed to a rock opera entitled, Truth of Truths. I used to have Truth of Truths but pitched prior to the idea for this blog and because it's religious pap.
The performer, Buddy Bohn, is some sort of travelling troubadour who has played all over the world street corner style. He gives Stoecklein's tune a very outsider folk feel. It's decent, but certainly not a hidden gem.