Alan Price & Rob Hoeke ‎– Two Of A Kind

Polydor ‎– 2925 064
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 I Almost Lost My Mind
Written-By – Ivory Joe Hunter
A2 Careless Love
Written-By – Alan Price, Berry Zand Scholten
A3 Living Loving Wreck
Written-By – Otis Blackwell
A4 Leave Me Alone
Written-By – Alan Price, Berry Zand Scholten
A5 Call Me The Breeze
Written-By – J.J. Cale
B1 Love Call
Written-By – Alan Price
B2 Will I Live On?
Written-By – Dean Daughtry, Robert Nix
B3 Keep On Doin' It
Written-By – Alan Price
B4 Cherry Red
Written By – Johnson/Turner/Lazerus/Moon
B5 Strangers' Lament
Written-By – Alan Price
B6 Boogie Woogie Man
Written-By – Alan Price, Rob Hoeke


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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
3167 025 Alan Price & Rob Hoeke Alan Price & Rob Hoeke - Two Of A Kind(Cass, Album) Polydor 3167 025 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
2417 321 Alan Price & Rob Hoeke Alan Price & Rob Hoeke - Two Of A Kind(LP, Album) Polydor 2417 321 Germany 1977 Sell This Version



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April 7, 2016
Released in the late 70‘s, shortly after Rod Hoeke lost two of his fingers in a gardening accident, the album Two Of A Kind, with it’s stylish cover image resembling the earlier artwork on Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina’s Sittin’ In, this album forms a rather shaky alliance. If you’re a fan of both Rob Hoeke and Alan Price, you’re going to find this outing rather satisfying. If you’re a fan of either Rob Hoeke or Alan Price, I’m afraid that you’re going to find the collaboration rather laking, sort of split down the middle, where two super artists come together, yet seem not to be able to merge on anything other than the title, which would indicate that they are not musically two of a kind. Matter of fact, if push were to come to shove, I would have to say that Price and Hoeke have little in common, leaving the real question to be, “Why did these two get together in the first place?”

Obviously this record came out of the mutual respect these two artists had for each other, but respect and admiration should not be the central point when it comes to creating an artistic endeavor. Two Of A Kind, lacks both direction and focus. Two Of A Kind may have been much better had one of these gentlemen decided to focus on playing, and the other on producing ... then we might have been given something more substantial. As it stands now, I’m left holding “Stranger’s Lament,” “Boogie Woogie Man,” “I Almost Lost Myself,” and the cover of J.J. Cale’s “Call Me The Breeze” [a song that was so good at the time that there were hundreds of versions] for me to dream on and admire.

Sadly the 1970’s saw far too many collaborations that did not work, and should not have seen the light of day. Perhaps this grouping of songs would have been better received had they shown up as additions to a boxed set of unreleased material.

Review by Jenell Kesler