GEORGE EDWARDS - 'Norwegian Wood'/'Never Mind, I'm Freezing' (Dunwich 45-117) March 1966
Here's a pretty damned great folk rock 45 to collect by George Edwards, who at the time was a Chicago based folkie playing the local venues. He was in the right place at the right time and started working with Dunwich Records as a session musician and was involved in the early recordings of The Shadows Of Knight.
That connection enabled him to record and release this 45 as a solo artist. 'Norwegian Wood' is his version of The Beatles classic but I'll highlight 'Never Mind, I'm Freezing' for my lyst. The vocal delivery reminds me of Sal Valentino's wavery takes and the folk rock backing is a highlight, especially the drums...pure greatness.
George Edwards (now known as Ethan Kenning) would later form H.P. Lovecraft and three of his songs recorded by them are absolute essential and perhaps my favourite Lovecraft trips .... 'Mobious Trip', 'Electrallentando' and 'Wayfaring Stranger'.