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Wes Houston: For the Record


Broadside Ballads
Vol 5 - Folkways 05312

Wes started recording in the late 60s & early 70s for the Folkways/Broadside record label.  As a writer who contributed to the topical song magazine, Broadside, he was recorded for Folkways Records by its founder, Moses Asche.   As well as recording his own tunes, Wes' guitar playing can be heard in support of other artists on these recordings. 

"This is the fifth volume of an interesting collection of protest songs, sung and played by their creaters.  The collection ranges from environmental outcries to the outrages of war, poverty and discrimination, and have an appealing message value."

Billboard Magazine Special Merit Pick (Folk) - January 1971


Wanderin' b/w Too Long A Day
1978 Vector Records VRS-001 45rpm

By the end of the 70s, Wes and his All Star Space Band cut the college favorite, Wanderin'

"...both sides feature top-notch rock-blues instrumental work (George Christ's harp playing is especially notable) and Houston's effective vocals.  Excellent, professional production."

- Wayne Robbins, Newsday


The Key
Depot Recordings DR 101 Cass 1990

After playing live gigs for the next dozen years, the Wes Houston Band released the independent production,The Key.

"Houston's tight, competent backup band has a blues-rock bent that allows for the kind of stepping out and all-out romping about..." 



- SoundViews


 It Ain't A Pretty Picture
QV 0001, 1999

Wes and the Band's first CD was a 15-song recording reflecting their current repertoire.

"Houston and his band have succeeded yet again in producing an album that begs for further attention...powerful imagery and elegant playing."

- The Inside Connection