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CD Review: Sammy Walker - Brown Eyed Georgia Darlin'

40 years on, these demos showcase Walker's talent and what landed him his deal at Warner Brothers.
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The follow-up to Sammy Walker's 2008 LP, Misfit Scarecrow, has an interesting backstory, one that is 40 years in the making. In the 1970s, Walker sent a tape to Broadside magazine, a popular folk publication. They liked what they read and heard, publishing his lyrics and sending a tape to New York DJ Bobb Fass on WBAI. Fass played Walker's tape, which caught the attention of folk singer Phil Ochs. Ochs helped Walker get a deal with the Folkways label and produced his first album. Later, he saw bigger things for Walker and played a collection of his demos for