Tag: Gerry Beckley

Gerry Beckley

Gerry Beckley: Discovering America (Morgan Blue Town)

In 1970, American teenager Gerry Beckley recorded a handful of demos in and around London, perhaps hoping to find success. He would do so a year later with his band America. Discovering America captures a young man in the process of finding himself and offers up a fun–albeit brief–look at the soon-to-be soft-rock star’s formative years.


Song Of The Day: America, “Jameroony”

The Recoup Song Of The Day for Wednesday, May 6th is “Jameroony” by America, taken from the Omnivore Recordings release, Heritage II: Demos/Alternate Takes 1971-1976.

America: Heritage: Home Recordings/Demos 1970-1973 (Omnivore Recordings)

In the late 60s. three American teenagers living in England formed a folk-rock trio. Naming themselves after their homeland, they quickly became one of the biggest bands of the 1970s. This collection captures their formative years, and show a group that found the magic formula for success from the get-go.