Jade Stone & Luv

The sole album from male-female duo Jade Stone & Luv is a lost gem from the heart of the psychedelic 1970s. Composed and self-produced in Nashville, “Mosaics; Pieces Of Stone” went unnoticed by the music industry upon release. Fortunately for us, it didn’t disappear forever, but simply went into retreat, biding its time. While almost unknown outside specialist circles, “Mosaics” has been an underground cult favorite for many years. The combination of top-level songwriting, skillful guitar/keyboard arrangements and soaring vocals is just too impressive to ignore. And beyond these obvious qualities, the album has something subtle and unique, a magnetic power that keeps drawing the listener back. One of Jade Stone & Luv’s earliest advocates was the legendary New York City musicologist Paul Major. Here’s a typical Major impression of the music on “Mosaics”:”Groovy love vibes thru a prism of jade statues in swinging singles apartment complex action… Cadillac with fuzzy dice, feather boa, lotsa cigarette burns, stale perfumed ashen air. This album in the 8-track player at 5 AM with someone you don’t even know passed out in the backseat, as you head to the diner to meet up with an early-bird Lava Lite salesman who deals pills on the side. Bubbly champagne molecules become the plastic vinyl booths in dim-lit dive bars; it’s crackerbox post-war suburban low-rent psychedelic…”

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     Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 09, 2019
     Category: Music | Outsider Art | Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers | 1970s

Superimpose a green crushed velvet suit on the gentleman and you have a photograph of my oldest brother on his wedding day.

agent j
Posted by agent j on 02/09/19 at 10:30 AM
"This album in the 8-track player at 5 AM with someone you don’t even know passed out in the backseat" is as good a description of that time period as I've ever heard.

"Here? Is this her house, Becky?"
"That's what it says on her license!"
"Okay. Wait, are you sure?"
(drives away for 12 seconds)
"OH FUCK! GO BACK, I still have her license!"
Posted by Bill the Splut on 02/09/19 at 05:59 PM
“Underground cult favorite” = three people are really, really into it.
Posted by Brian on 02/09/19 at 09:55 PM
Based on the drawing on the poster, I thought this was a foray into hard rock by Donny Osmond.
Posted by Frankage on 02/12/19 at 01:24 PM
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