So, I like songs that feature a pan-flute (or panpipes or quill) and no I am not Peruvian (bad South Park joke sorry). This ancient mouth organ has been improving songs for a pretty long time. Back in the crazy 60s, pan-flutes saw a kind of semi-revival back into mass consumption; as they were featured in numerous songs during the era.
Perhaps the best example is Canned Heat’s “Going up the Country” which became a beloved song of the Hippie culture. Yet, I believe the title of most underrated pan-flute song goes to a virtually unknown song by a band that not many have heard of. In 1968, Peter Haycock, Arthur Wood, Derek Holt, Richard Jones, George Newsome and Colin Cooper formed The Climax Blues Band. If you are a fan of 60′s/70′s music you have probably heard their huge hit “Couldn’t Get it Right,” but today we will feature “That’s All” from their 1971 release Tightly Knit”
Unfortunately, I could not find a full audio file on the internet. But, below I am including a link where you will be able to hear a sample of the song. The song you want to listen to is “Let’s Work Together (this is “That’s All).”
This song is a fun-loving pan-flute medley. It’s a folk groove at its finest and it is hard not to sing-a-long if you know it or get it perpetually stuck in your head if you do not. Great song from an under-appreciated band. Enjoy!