CAST OF THOUSANDS - 'Country Gardens'/'The Cast's Blues' (Amy A-11.056) 1969
Wondrous trippy psych from early 1969 by Cast Of Thousands, believed to be from Ardmore, OK...(according to 'Teenbeat Mayhem' although this 45 is not listed in that Guide).
'Country Gardens' reminds me of The Byrds for bringing the psychedelic into the country and wouldn't have sounded out of place on 'Notorious Byrd Brothers.'
It's a trippy, breathy country pop song with banjo and stoned echoed out vocals. The flip 'The Cast's Blues' isn't really blues at all but a super psychedelic instrumental with rockin' piano and some turned on echoed twangy sitar or something similar, very exotic.