David Parker

Balalaika

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David Parker's Balalaika is not a Russian record, but a round-the-world showcase for guitar. Jack Clement produced it, although it's also "A Richard Bock Presentation." Side One is excellent all through, and most of Side Two is as well, particularly "Coffee Pot," one of five originals. Warhorses such as "Caravan" and "Sukiyaki" receive very impressive, fresh treatments. The balalaika or guitar aficionado will greatly appreciate it, as will any fan of unusual instrumental pop.

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