Editors’ Notes As lead architect of the experimental Texas troupe The Red Krayola, Mayo Thompson has defied categorization whenever possible, and even his relatively accessible 1970 folk-rock solo debut finds subtle ways to challenge expectations. The fantastical “Oyster Thins” shimmies along like a ragtime performed by the Mad Hatter, while “To You” rides an offbeat bass and saxophone groove that sounds like proto-Ariel Pink. But gentle strummers like the intimate “Dear Betty Baby” prove that beneath all the eccentric detours lies a soulful American songwriter.

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The Lesson
1
2:42
 
Oyster Thins
2
6:04
 
Horses
3
3:13
 
Dear Betty Baby
4
3:52
 
Venus In the Morning
5
2:33
 
To You
6
2:52
 
Fortune
7
2:14
 
Black Legs
8
3:54
 
Good Brisk Blues
9
3:11
 
Around the Home
10
2:55
 
Worried Worried
11
5:02
 

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