This Is the Blues, Vol. 2 [Eagle]

This Is the Blues, Vol. 2 [Eagle]


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This Is the Blues, Vol. 2 [Eagle]

The This Is the Blues series from Eagle Records (there are four volumes thus far, of which this is the second) 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2010
Label: Eagle Records
UPC: 0826992017525
catalogNumber: 20175
Rank: 74108

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Lee Hooker   Guitar,Vocals
Jack Bruce   Bass,Harmonica,Vocals
Rory Gallagher   Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion,Vocals,Hand Clapping
Harvey Mandel   Guitar
Zoot Money   Vocals
Randy California   Rhythm Guitar
Dennis Greaves   Guitar,Vocals
Duffy Power   Guitar,Vocals
Bob Jenkins   Drums
Jeff Allen   Drums
Harvey Brooks   Bass
Davidson   Guitar
Damon Duewhite   Drums
Bruce Gary   Drums
Peter Green   Guitar,Vocals
Dave Hadley   Bass
Dick Heckstall-Smith   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Southside Johnny   Harmonica,Vocals
Paul Jones   Harmonica
Booker T. Jones   Organ
Ronnie Leahy   Organ
Gerry McAvoy   Bass
John McKenzie   Bass
Pete McMahon   Harmonica
Max Middleton   Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar
Dave Olson   Drums
Jon Paris   Harmonica,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Rod Price   Guitar
Phil Ryan   Organ,Piano
Scott Smith   Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Bob Tench   Guitar,Vocals
Nigel Watson   Guitar,Vocals
Neal Wilkinson   Drums
Clem Clempson   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Jim Heyl   Bass
Tommy Mandel   Piano,Hammond Organ
Kim Simmons   Guitar,Vocals
Alex Keen   Acoustic Bass
Mike Davis   Bass
Jennifer Ferguson   Vocals
Henry Thomas   Bass
T.S. McPhee   Guitar,Vocals
Brendan O'Neill   Drums
John Cook   Keyboards,Hand Clapping
Wilbur Bascomb   Bass
Dave Peverett   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Spoon   Jew's Harp,Hand Clapping
Rich Newman   Drums,Hand Clapping
Phillip Chen   Bass
Pete Brown   Percussion,Vocals
Mo Potts   Drums

Technical Credits

Leroy Carr   Composer
Cyril Davies   Composer
John Lee Hooker   Composer
Duffy Power   Arranger
Peter Green   Composer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Robert "P-Nut" Johnson   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Traditional   Composer
C.G. Adams   Composer
M.D. Green   Composer

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