Singer/songwriter/keyboardist/guitarist Billy Swan worked many different jobs in the music business (he was even an engineer's assistant and a roadie) before he hit the top of the pop charts in 1974 with the quasi-rockabilly "I Can Help". Swan artfully combined country, soul, and pop as he continued recording as a solo act (he later founded the band Black Tie) - his best work is collected here.
2.I Can Help
3.I'm Her Fool
4.I'd Like To Work For You
5.Shake, Rattle And Roll
6.Queen Of My Heart
7.Don't Be Cruel
9.Ways Of A Woman In Love
10.P.M.S. (Post Mortem Sickness)
11.Everything's The Same (Ain't Nothing Changed)
13.Woman Handled My Mind, (You Just)
14.I Just Want To Taste Your Wine
15.Love You Baby To The Bone
Personnel: Billy Swan (vocals, guitar, keyboards).
Liner Note Author: Mark Marymont.
As part of Collectables' Golden Classics series, Billy Swan is spotlighted on previously released material originally recorded for Monument in the early '70s. The 17 tracks include "Lover Please," "Don't Be Cruel," "Queen of My Heart," and his biggest hit, "I Can Help." Considering the obscurity of CDs available by the singer/songwriter, this affordable disc should please both casual fans and collectors. ~ Al Campbell