New to Lost & Found Records: Zachariah Soundtrack

Lost & Found RecordsIn the “New to Lost & Found” bin we feature the original motion picture soundtrack Zachariah (ABC Records ABCS-OC-13, 1971) featuring Country Joe & the Fish, The James Gang, Doug Kershaw, The New York Rock Ensemble, White Lightnin’ and Elvin Jones, with seven tracks scored and conducted by Jimmie Haskell [Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974) among other films as well as stints conducting music for numerous TV shows including “Hollywood Squares” (1965) and “Bewitched” (1966)].

The film was billed as “the first electric Western,” and the soundtrack veers wildly from country to rock to blues to pop, with a little “William Tell Overture” on the side.

The James Gang at least get to shoot up the joint as their music is the loudest and makes the most impact here, Joe Walsh having fun, as he usually does.

— Joe Viglione,