Monday, August 10, 2015

Barry Goldberg - Two Jews Blues (1969 us, classic blues rock, vinyl edition)

This is one of those late-'60s collaborations where I expected the world to explode when I put it on, and felt disappointed when it didn't. However, when you get past looking at players in the band, and listen to the music, there are a number of wonderful cuts. Enough of them for me to replace the vinyl with the CD. "Blues for Barry And..." is Bloomfield at his best with a solid band behind him cranking out this slow blues you wish wouldn't end. Barry Goldberg has always played a solid organ, whether with Harvey Mandel. Charlie Musselwhite, or out on his own.

This is his chance to be the leader of an all-star lineup. My regrets are that it is only 35 minutes, and most importantly I would have liked to put all the guitar players together for a cut or two; they never get to play off one another. 
by Bob Gottlieb
1. You're Still My Baby - 3:31
2. That's Alright Mama (Arthur Crudup) - 2:47  
3. Maxwell Street Shuffle - 2:35
4. Blues For Barry And... - 10:15
5. Jimi The Fox (Dedicated To Jimi Hendrix) - 3:27
6. A Lighter Blue - 2:45
7. On The Road Again (John Sebastian) - 2:00  
8. Twice A Man (Barry Goldberg, Roy Ruby) - 4:25    
9. Spirit Of Trane - 4:00
All songs by Barry Goldberg except where stated

*Barry Goldberg - Organ, Piano, Vocals
*Eddie Hoh - Drums
*Charlie Musselwhite - Harmonica
*Mike Bloomfield - Guitar (Tracks 2-5)
*Harvey Mandel - Guitar (Tracks 6,9)
*Duane Allman - Guitar (Track 8)
*Eddie Hinton - Guitar (Track 1)
*David Hood - Bass (Tracks 1,-5,8) ,
*Don MacCallister - Bass (Tracks 7,9) ,
*Art - Bass (Track 6)
*Great - Horns (Tracks 7,9)
*Soulville Horns - Horns (Tracks 2,3,6)

Related Acts
1968  Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills - The Super Sessions (2014 Hybrid Multichannel SACD 24/88)
1967  Electric Flag - The Trip
1968-69  Electric Flag - An American Music Band / A Long Time Comin'  
196?-7?  The Electric Flag - Live
1968  Al Kooper, Mike Bloomfield - The Lost Concert Tapes, Filmore East
1969  Mike Bloomfield And Al Kooper - The Live Adventures
1969  Michael Bloomfield with Nick Gravenites And Friends - Live At Bill Graham's Fillmore West
1969  Nick Gravenites - My Labors
1973  Bloomfield, Hammond, Dr.John - Triumvirate (Japan remaster)
1976  KGB - KGB
1976-77  Michael Bloomfield - Live at the Old Waldorf

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