A mixed batch of vocal and instrumental tracks from the Galt MacDermot
musical Dude – a lesser-known follow-up to Hair, also written with
Jerome Ragni! Dude wasn't as funky as Hair, but there's some very nice moments, and some good soulful tracks that make the album well worth having. Salome Bey
sings on some tracks (and these are different from her recordings on her own Dude LP), as does Nell Carter, Nat Morris, and Jim Farrell – all in a gently soulful mode that has some nice folksy touches. Instrumentation is by a group that includes Galt
on piano – plus Bernard Purdie on drums, Seldon Powell on saxes, Ernie Hayes on organ, and Wilbur Bascomb on bass. There's a few nice sample-type introductions to a few of the tracks, and a few that are instrumental all the way through. Titles include "Suzie Moon", "Humdrum Life", "Days Of This Life", "Un Do", "Dude All Dude", "Wa Wa Wa", and "The Highway Life".