Fingertips

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
Originally released in 1975 on Toadstool, Fingertips became U.K. bluesman Duster Bennett's last album. The harpist, vocalist, and guitarist died tragically in an automobile accident the following year. More soul than hardcore blues, much of this material sounds like a combination of the Meters, the Average White Band, and Billy Preston's "Outa-Space." The original nine tracks include Stevie Wonder's "Fingertips" Bennett's harp playing here is equal parts Wonder and the laid-back approach of Toots Thielemans, "Risk It for a Biscuit," and "Take Care But Don't Take It Easy" with Peter Frampton on guitar. The six bonus tracks, recorded at the same sessions, make this reissue ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
Originally released in 1975 on Toadstool, Fingertips became U.K. bluesman Duster Bennett's last album. The harpist, vocalist, and guitarist died tragically in an automobile accident the following year. More soul than hardcore blues, much of this material sounds like a combination of the Meters, the Average White Band, and Billy Preston's "Outa-Space." The original nine tracks include Stevie Wonder's "Fingertips" Bennett's harp playing here is equal parts Wonder and the laid-back approach of Toots Thielemans, "Risk It for a Biscuit," and "Take Care But Don't Take It Easy" with Peter Frampton on guitar. The six bonus tracks, recorded at the same sessions, make this reissue especially appealing to completists. For the most part, these tracks are steeped in traditional blues and gritty soul, with the exception of the disc's closing track, "Everyday," a beautiful string-laden ballad which sounds like a Harry Nilsson outtake. [The 2007 Castle Music reissue features bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/2/2006
  • Label: Castle Us
  • UPC: 823107239926
  • Catalog Number: 72399

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Duster Bennett Primary Artist, Guitar, Harmonica, Drums, Vocals
Peter Frampton Guitar
Nicky Hopkins Piano
Reg Brooks Brass
Hugh Burns Guitar
Boz Burrell Bass
John Donnelly Brass
Cecil Moss Brass
Dick Parry Brass
Morris Pert Percussion
Ann Simmonds Background Vocals
John Siomos Drums
Barry St. John Background Vocals
Terry Stannard Drums
Liza Strike Background Vocals
Sue Background Vocals
Peter Thorup Background Vocals
Phil Wainman Drums
Ian Wallace Drums
Pip Williams Guitar, Vibes
Rick Wills Bass
Pete Wingfield Clavinet
Sunny Background Vocals
Linda Kendrick Background Vocals
Rob Roberts Bass
Technical Credits
Duster Bennett Arranger
George Caldwell Producer
B.B. King Contributor
Peter Thorup Producer
Phil Wainman Producer
Pip Williams Arranger, Brass Arrangment
Randall Keith Liner Notes
Paul Bevoir Artwork
Peter Moody Annotation
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