HOI' POLLOI ADDENDUM
Charlie Bleak LP
In 1976 ex-Hoi' Polloi member Charlie Bleak released a solo album titled "Let Me In" on the Pickwick/PIP label. The title track, which is a catchy countryrocker a la "Take It Easy" by the Eagles, was apparently a hit in the St Louis area. The LP is an eclectic affair but in parts clearly reminiscent of the professional, rural mid-1970s style of Hoi' Polloi, and has a number of good tracks with atmosphere and stylish arrangements.
The sleeve credits show that Bleak was still playing with friends from the Earlham College days, as both Denny Murry (guitar) and Jeff D'Angelo (bass) from Hoi' Polloi are among the musicians listed. Anyone who enjoys the 1972 album is encouraged to check "Let Me In" out, it's fairly easy to find used.
Charlie Bleak around the time of "Let Me In"
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