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Bleecker and MacDougal

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Released  August 1965
Length  34:09
Bleecker & MacDougal (1965)  Fred Neil (1966)
Release date  August 1965
Genre  Folk rock
Recorded  1965
Producer  Gordon Anderson
Artist  Fred Neil
Label  Elektra Records
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Folk rock albums  Fred Neil, Happy Sad, Bringing It All Back Home, John Wesley Harding, Highway 61 Revisited

Bleecker & MacDougal, issued by Elektra in 1965, is the debut album from Fred Neil, a pioneer folk rock musician. The recording, which unlike many folk albums at the time featured electric guitar backing, had a significant influence on the folk rock movement. Guest musicians included Felix Pappalardi on bass, a young John Sebastian playing harmonica, and Pete Childs on dobro and electric guitar.


Except for one track, all of the songs on the album were written by Neil. Bleecker & MacDougal was reissued as Little Bit of Rain in 1970.

The album is named for the intersections of Bleecker Street and MacDougal Street, both significant locales for the folk rock renaissance of the period, with the intersection featured on the album cover. The San Remo Cafe is also featured, a gathering spot for writers and musicians for decades.

Track listing

All tracks composed by Fred Neil; except where indicated

  1. "Bleecker & MacDougal" – 2:14
  2. "Blues on the Ceiling" – 2:24
  3. "Sweet Mama" – 2:35
  4. "Little Bit of Rain" – 2:23
  5. "Country Boy" – 2:27
  6. "Other Side to This Life" – 2:56
  7. "Mississippi Train" – 2:14
  8. "Travelin' Shoes" – 2:18
  9. "The Water is Wide" – 4:18
  10. "Yonder Comes the Blues" – 1:52
  11. "Candy Man" (Neil, Beverly "Ruby" Ross) – 2:29
  12. "Handful of Gimme" – 2:15
  13. "Gone Again" – 3:13


  • Fred Neil - guitar, vocals
  • Pete Childs - dobro, guitar, baritone guitar
  • Felix Pappalardi - bass
  • Douglas Hatfield - bass
  • John Sebastian - harmonica
  • Production

  • Producer: Gordon Anderson
  • Production Supervisor: Jac Holzman
  • Recording Engineer: Paul Rothchild
  • Art Direction: William S. Harvey
  • Photography: Mort Schuman
  • Liner Notes: Skip Weshner
  • Songs

    1Bleecker & MacDougal2:16
    2Blues on the Ceiling2:27
    3Sweet Mama2:39


    Bleecker & MacDougal Wikipedia

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