Jimmy Gilmer

Lucky 'Leven/Folkbeat

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Single-disc CD of two 1965 albums that is a little more interesting than you might guess. Lucky 'Leven has some fairly tough rock material, and Folkbeat is an early folk-rock outing that has covers of songs by Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, and Buffy St. Marie. Both efforts boast tasteful Tex-Mex rock arrangements and make pleasant listening, even if they don't add up to anything terribly creative or compelling.

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