This Is the Blues, Vol. 1 [Eagle]

This Is the Blues, Vol. 1 [Eagle]

     
 

The This Is the Blues series from Eagle Records (there are four volumes thus far, of which this is the first) features players from the late-'60s/early-'70s golden age of classic British blues-rock covering, for the most part, songs by Willie Dixon and John Lee Hooker<See more details below

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The This Is the Blues series from Eagle Records (there are four volumes thus far, of which this is the first) features players from the late-'60s/early-'70s golden age of classic British blues-rock covering, for the most part, songs by Willie Dixon and John Lee Hooker, all drawn from a series of tribute albums originally produced by Peter Brown. The fact that everything on these volumes was overseen by the same producer means that there's an unusual unity of sound throughout the series, and listening to these collections feels a bit like listening to concert recordings at some super all-star British blues festival. The lineup is impressive, including the likes of Jeff Beck, Mick Jagger, Rory Gallagher, Jack Bruce, former members of Foghat (Lonesome Dave Peverett, Rod Price), and Peter Green, who has several of his own songs also covered in the series. It's a compelling set, but it's really more blues-rock than blues (think Cream rather than Muddy Waters), which doesn't give these volumes lesser appeal but serious blues listeners might find it all a bit too much. If you like Foghat, Cream, Jethro Tull, early Fleetwood Mac, or the Yardbirds, though, these volumes are going to feel like listening to a delightful reunion concert.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/21/2010
Label:
Eagle Records
UPC:
0826992017426
catalogNumber:
20174
Rank:
141049

Tracks

  1. Hobo Blues  - Richard Bailey
  2. Black Magic Woman  - Noel Neal
  3. Rattlesnake Shake  - Gerry Joffe
  4. Going Down to Mobile  -  Savoy Brown
  5. You Shook Me  - Robert Ahwai
  6. I Want To Hug You  - Victor Puebla
  7. I Loved Another Woman  - Wilbur Bascomb
  8. Long Grey Mare  - Wilbur Bascomb
  9. Evil Woman Blues  - Steven "Even Steven" Levee
  10. I'm In the Mood  - Gary Husband
  11. Crying Won't Bring You Back  - Dave Moore
  12. Drop Down Mama  - Tony T.S. McPhee
  13. Play On Little Girl/ T-Bone Shuffle  - Pascal "Junior" Delmas
  14. Ground Hog Blues  - Tony T.S. McPhee
  15. Racketeer Blues  - Charlie Hart

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Larry McCray   Guitar,Vocals
Jeff Beck   Guitar
Jack Bruce   Bass,Vocals
Mick Jagger   Harmonica
Harvey Mandel   Guitar
Gary Moore   Guitar
Mick Taylor   Vocals,Slide Guitar
Johnnie Johnson   Piano
Larry Mitchell   Guitar
Ray Gomez   Guitar
Luther Grosvenor   Guitar,Background Vocals
Chris Jagger   Guitar,Vocals
Jess Roden   Vocals,Background Vocals
Otis Grand   Guitar
Jeff Allen   Drums
Jay Aston   Vocals
Ariel Bender   Rhythm Guitar
Pete Brown   Harmonica,Background Vocals
Bobby Chouinard   Drums
Tom Compton   Drums
Tony Cook   Synthesizer Guitar
David Daniel   Bass
Steve Dolan   Bass
Damon Duewhite   Drums
Dave Hadley   Bass
Kuma Harada   Bass
Dick Heckstall-Smith   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Gary Husband   Drums
Paul Jones   Harmonica,Vocals
Steve McCray   Drums
Pete McMahon   Vocals
Max Middleton   Keyboards
Jonathan Mover   Drums
Bobby Murray   Guitar
Jon Paris   Harmonica,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Steve Wren   Organ,Piano
Tony Z   Keyboards
Robert Ahwai   Rhythm Guitar
Vince Converse   Guitar,Vocals
Ed Deane   Guitar
Little Joe Frenchwood   Drums
Zakiya Hooker   Vocals
Malcolm Mortimore   Drums
Mike Kellie   Drums,Background Vocals
Kim Simmons   Guitar
Chico Lopez   Bass
Steven "Even Steven" Levee   Bass
Charlie Hart   Bass
Mike Hobart   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Earl Green   Vocals
Marlon Green   Drums
Dave Moore   Piano,Hammond Organ
Noel Neal   Bass
Wilbur Bascomb   Bass
Steve Robinson   Vocals
Tony T.S. McPhee   Guitar,Vocals
Nathaniel Peterson   Bass,Vocals
John Baggott   Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Richard Bailey   Drums
Innes Sibum   Guitar
Gerry Joffe   Bass
Pascal "Junior" Delmas   Drums
Victor Puebla   Percussion

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Sleepy John Estes   Composer
John Lee Hooker   Composer
Lonnie Johnson   Composer
J.B. Lenoir   Composer
T-Bone Walker   Composer
Bernard Besman   Composer
Peter Green   Composer
Kim Simmonds   Composer
John Swenson   Liner Notes

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