There were a total of three selections from Braden's A&M LP out in YouTube land. I listened to all three. While I appreciate the overall musicianship, I am simply not capable of warming to that kind of high-pitched male voice. (The YouTuber poster even went so far as to liken Braden's voice to that of Tiny Tim's.)
The only ad that I could find in a newspaper was in the L.A. Times of March 30, 1969. A 2-page ad for the Two Guys Discount Department Stores "Grand Opening Specials On Stereo Tapes And Records!". Nearly all LPs (with tiny pics) were tagged "Your choice - 2.49 ea.".
In the A&M section you could
The Flying Burrito Brothers - new smash, "Gilded Palace of Sin"
Baja Marimba Band - featuring "Those Were the Days"
Alan Copeland Singers - featuring "If Love Comes with It"
Paul Winter - "The Winter Consort"
John Braden - remember you heard his name on A & M records
I can't deny sharing your feelings towards that kind of high-pitched male voice, especially with a lot of fast vibrato involved
I must say, that the songs themselves are not bad at all. I also noticed that Ry Cooder played guitar on two of the tracks. Would have been nice if someone like Rick Nelson would have sung them, or John Denver, or maybe a member of the Mamas & Papas...
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