Backbone and Gristle

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
As the years pile up, we seem to be losing more and more authentic bluesmen. But one remaining virtual blues goldmine is Mac Arnold, a gentleman who over the years has played with the likes of John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters (and even has ties to soul/R&B, having played in a high school band with James Brown). Despite his impressive musical résumé, Arnold had never issued an album of his own until the arrival of 2006's Nothin' to Prove. Perhaps making up for lost time, he promptly issued a follow-up two years later, Backbone and Gristle. Like its predecessor, Arnold's sophomore effort features a backing band that sounds more akin to such blues rockers as Stevie Ray ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
As the years pile up, we seem to be losing more and more authentic bluesmen. But one remaining virtual blues goldmine is Mac Arnold, a gentleman who over the years has played with the likes of John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters (and even has ties to soul/R&B, having played in a high school band with James Brown). Despite his impressive musical résumé, Arnold had never issued an album of his own until the arrival of 2006's Nothin' to Prove. Perhaps making up for lost time, he promptly issued a follow-up two years later, Backbone and Gristle. Like its predecessor, Arnold's sophomore effort features a backing band that sounds more akin to such blues rockers as Stevie Ray Vaughan or Jeff Healey than the aforementioned early blues icons. Case in point, such tracks as the title track and "Gitty Up," among others. Also of interest is "Gas Can Story," a voice/guitar ditty which sees Arnold recount how his "gas can guitar" was created (a picture of the instrument can be seen on the front cover of the album). Overall, Backbone and Gristle proves to be an interesting merger of both modern day and authentic blues sounds.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/18/2008
  • Label: Pfob Music Dba
  • UPC: 700261232959
  • Catalog Number: 31606
  • Sales rank: 151,912

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love & Relations - Mac Arnold & Plate Full o' Blues (7:15)
  2. 2 U Dawg Gone Right - Mac Arnold & Plate Full o' Blues (4:35)
  3. 3 Backbone & Gristle - Mac Arnold & Plate Full o' Blues (4:55)
  4. 4 Blow Till You Blow - Mac Arnold & Plate Full o' Blues (3:32)
  5. 5 I Refuse - Mac Arnold & Plate Full o' Blues (4:11)
  6. 6 Gas Can Story - Mac Arnold & Plate Full o' Blues (6:31)
  7. 7 Gitty Up - Mac Arnold & Plate Full o' Blues (4:39)
  8. 8 Things I Don't Need - Mac Arnold & Plate Full o' Blues (4:19)
  9. 9 Buster - Mac Arnold & Plate Full o' Blues (5:44)
  10. 10 I Can Do Anything - Mac Arnold & Plate Full o' Blues (4:41)
  11. 11 The Garden Song - Mac Arnold & Plate Full o' Blues (4:38)
  12. 12 Wrong - Mac Arnold & Plate Full o' Blues (4:44)
  13. 13 Where I've Been - Mac Arnold & Plate Full o' Blues (4:33)
  14. 14 Mean to Me - Mac Arnold & Plate Full o' Blues (5:58)
  15. 15 I Can Do Anything - Mac Arnold & Plate Full o' Blues (8:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mac Arnold Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Foot Percussion
Bob Margolin Slide Guitar
Jim Peterman Hammond Organ, Guest Appearance
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith Drums
Steve Keeter Piano, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Mac Arnold Arranger, Producer
Scott M. Bock Liner Notes
Arthur "Buddy" Strong Engineer, Mastering
Joey Brashier Composer
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