Long John Baldry Right to Sing the Blues

Right to Sing the Blues
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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: Stony Plain Music

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.They Raided The Joint
  • Buy for $0.992.Easy Street
  • Buy for $0.993.I'm Shakin'
  • Buy for $0.994.Midnight Hour Blues
  • Buy for $0.995.Right To Sing The Blues - (with Colin James)
  • Buy for $0.996.It's Too Late Brother
  • Buy for $0.997.East Virginia Blues
  • Buy for $0.998.Whoa Back Buck
  • Buy for $0.999.Morning Dew
  • Buy for $0.9910.You're The One
  • Buy for $0.9911.Work So Hard
  • Buy for $0.9912.Midnight In Berlin
  • 13.Interview - (bonus track)

Product Description:

Personnel: Long John Baldry (vocals, 12 string guitar); Kathi McDonald (vocals); Papa John King (guitar, slide guitar, background vocals); Colin James (guitar); Johnny Ferreira, David Babcock (saxophone); Bob Tildesley, Dean McNeil (trumpet); Rusty Reed (harmonica); Eric Webster (piano, Hammond B-3 organ); Mike Lent, Norm Fisher (bass); Al Webster (drums, percussion, background vocals); Bodhan Hluszko (drums); Holgar Peterson (background vocals).
One of the founding fathers of the '60s British blues scene, Long John Baldry owns one of the great white blues voices, a power that remains undiminished for Right to Sing the Blues. The disc forms another consistent Baldry primer visiting the rich diversity of blues styles, from the quiet folk-blues of "Whoa Back Buck" (longtime colleague Papa John King tearing up his slide guitar) to jump blues party tunes like opener "They Raided the Joint." Vocal sidekick Kathi McDonald also carries the torch, especially on an incendiary title track already highlighted by a scorching Colin James guitar riff. On occasion, the tall one is too much the mannered gentleman for the good of his muse. It would be nice to hear him bust loose more frequently, as he does on "I'm Shakin'," his pipes sounding like gargled nails with an Irish Cream chaser. It would also be nice to find him writing again. While mostly recognized as a judicious interpreter, Baldry has proven his capability over the years, and the complete absence of self-penned material strikes one as borderline laziness. He even dips back to a tune already covered on a previous release -- Bonnie Dobson's classic "Morning Dew" -- albeit giving it a fresh Cajun/Zydeco coat of paint. In case dependable, honorable music isn't enough incentive on its own, the disc earns bonus points by concluding with a 23-minute interview in which Baldry recounts his take on the British blues scene. Not exactly flashy multimedia, but a nice addition for fans of pop music history. ~ Roch Parisien
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  • Sales Rank: 110,763
  • UPC: 772532123228
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19/lbs (approx)
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