Peter Plays the Blues: The Classic Compositions of Robert Johnson

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Peter Green is appropriately reverent on this album of songs written by blues legend Robert Johnson. With Johnson's own recordings readily available, the album isn't really necessary, at least when Green employs the same spare instrumentation as the master. But on tracks like "Cross Road Blues" that use drums, electric bass, and electric guitar in addition to Green's acoustic slide playing and husky singing, there are resources that were not available to Johnson. Songs such as "Love in Vain Blues" and "Walkin' Blues" are so ubiquitous in blues and rock that they really don't need more interpretations, but Green performs them with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Peter Green is appropriately reverent on this album of songs written by blues legend Robert Johnson. With Johnson's own recordings readily available, the album isn't really necessary, at least when Green employs the same spare instrumentation as the master. But on tracks like "Cross Road Blues" that use drums, electric bass, and electric guitar in addition to Green's acoustic slide playing and husky singing, there are resources that were not available to Johnson. Songs such as "Love in Vain Blues" and "Walkin' Blues" are so ubiquitous in blues and rock that they really don't need more interpretations, but Green performs them with feeling and authority.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/8/2002
  • Label: Eagle Records
  • UPC: 766922425429
  • Catalog Number: 24254
  • Sales rank: 177,665

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Phonograph Blues - Peter Green (3:28)
  2. 2 Love in Vain Blues - Peter Green (4:46)
  3. 3 Come on in My Kitchen - Peter Green (3:08)
  4. 4 Ramblin' on My Mind - Peter Green (2:58)
  5. 5 Walkin' Blues - Peter Green (3:05)
  6. 6 Little Queen of Spades - Peter Green (3:00)
  7. 7 Malted Milk - Peter Green (3:11)
  8. 8 Stones in My Passway - Peter Green (2:55)
  9. 9 Me and The Devil Blues - Peter Green (3:00)
  10. 10 I'm a Steady Rollin' Man - Peter Green (3:31)
  11. 11 Dead Shrimp Blues - Peter Green (2:49)
  12. 12 They're Red Hot - Peter Green (3:49)
  13. 13 Preachin' Blues - Peter Green (2:43)
  14. 14 Cross Road Blues - Peter Green (2:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peter Green Splinter Group Primary Artist
Peter Green Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Arnie Goodman Liner Notes
Son House Composer
Jim Kozlowski Art Direction
Peter Tsakiris Art Direction
Payne Composer
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