Pal Crawford
Pal Crawford

See also Pal and the Prophets

Pal Rakes is a talented versatile musician who, thanks to a country release on Atlantic Records in the 1970s, is best known for his country music. But before that, in 1969, he tried various types of music on Jamie Records and its affiliates that showed off talents in different genres.

His r&b talents were on display in the unreleased "We Gotta Good Thing Goin', a version of Barbara Lynn's Southern soul classic, "Oh Baby (We Got a Good Thing Goin'"). Other releases on Phil-LA of Soul were  “Lotta Good Lovin'” b/w “I Keep Foolin' Myself” on (Phil-LA of Soul 326) and the rockin’ rock instrumental “The Whip,” b/w “Peace Pipe”  (Phil-LA of Soul 332).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Born as Palmer Crawford Rakes III in Tampa, Florida, he had a mix of country and pop music with his Jamie release, “The Bed” b/w “Show a Little Appreciation” (Jamie 1376).

Working with Lenny Pakula as co-producer, Pal Crawford showed great talent and versatility before he got to be best known for his country music in the 1970s, as shown on his work in Philadelphia with Jamie Records and its affiliates.



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