MAURY MUEHLEISEN Gingerbread Lp 1970 RARE FOLK PSYCH

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  • Sold Date: Apr 15, 2012
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MAURY MUEHLEISEN Gingerbread Lp 1970 RARE FOLK PSYCH

ARTIST: Maury Muehleisen TITLE: Gingerbread FORMAT: LP LABEL: Capitol ST-644 Lime Green Label YEAR: 1970 CONDITION: Cover: VG+ Vinyl: VG+

NOTES: Maury Muehleisen was an American-born musician, songwriter, and artist best known for his studio work, live accompaniment, and impact on the music of Jim Croce. His unassuming style and exquisite guitar skills were a perfect balance to Croce’s seemingly rough-hewn experiences, stage presence, and songwriting style. With Maury’s “Gingerbreadd” LP due to be released within a few months, it was then that, through a mutual friend, Muehleisen and Croce were introduced and developed an immediate and lasting rapport. With steady gigs and a growing fan base, Muehleisen invited Croce to back him up as a second guitarist at local Philadelphia-area venues just prior to the release of the “Gingerbreadd” album in November 1970 by Capitol Records. Maury dies in a plane crash, The pilot and all passengers were killed instantly at 10:45 PM EST on September 20, 1973, less than an hour after the end of their last concert. Early the following week, Muehleisen was interred in Trenton. Croce was also laid to rest in the Philadelphia area, even though he had recently relocated to San Diego. Family, friends, and fans were stunned to learn of the
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