David Bromberg (album)

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David Bromberg
David Bromberg Columbia.jpg
Studio album by David Bromberg
Released February 16, 1972 (US)
June 2, 1972 (UK)
Genre Folk
Label Columbia
Producer David Bromberg
David Bromberg chronology
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David Bromberg is an album by American multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter David Bromberg.[1][2] His first solo album, it was released by Columbia Records in early 1972.[3]

The album was reissued on CD by Wounded Bird Records in 2007.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, critic William Ruhlmann wrote of the album, "This one finds the artist determined to demonstrate the range of his talent, and that range extends from pop/rock to bluegrass, with lots of blues and folk-blues thrown in... Bromberg may still be more of a player than a frontman, and more of a traditionalist than a songwriter, but this disc presents a new wrinkle in some very familiar styles, suggesting that it's possible for an accomplished sideman to move downstage and take over the spotlight."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by David Bromberg except where indicated.

Side one[edit]

  1. "(Introduction) Last Song for Shelby Jean" – 4:17
  2. "Suffer to Sing the Blues" – 4:54
  3. "The Boggy Road to Milledgeville (Arkansas Traveler)" (Traditional, arranged and adapted by Norman Blake and David Bromberg) – 2:12
  4. "Dehlia" – 7:51 (see Delia Green#Songs)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Pine Tree Woman" – 5:16
  2. "Lonesome Dave's Lovesick Blues #3" – 2:42
  3. "Mississippi Blues" (Traditional: Arranged and adapted by David Bromberg) – 4:36
  4. "The Holdup" (George Harrison, David Bromberg) – 3:00
  5. "Sammy's Song" – 4:48




  1. ^ a b c Ruhlmann, William. David Bromberg review at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b Wirz, Stefan. "David Bromberg Discography". Retrieved 2015-04-10. 
  3. ^ Harry Castleman & Walter J. Podrazik, All Together Now: The First Complete Beatles Discography 1961−1975, Ballantine Books (New York, NY, 1976), p. 111.