Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Sam Apple Pie - Sam Apple Pie (1969 uk, great blues rock with brass section, 2003 digipak expanded and 2013 japan remasterd editions)

Formed in Walthamstow, London, where they ran their own club 'The Bottleneck Blues Club', Sam Apple Pie soon attracted a large live following, with a mix of goodtime blues and boogie, interspersed with humour. In October 1969 they played the Amougies festival, in Belgium, where Frank Zappa jammed with them. United Mutations (Zappa History) Retrieved 29 October 2009
They wrote all but one of the songs on their first album Sam Apple Pie (1969) which featured lead singer Sam "Tomcat" Sampson with Mike "Tinkerbell" Smith and Steve Jolly on guitars, bassist Bob "Dog" Rennie, Malcolm Morley on keyboards and Dave Charles on drums. 
by Richie Unterberger
1. Hawk (Dave Charles, Mick Smith, Sam Sampson) - 4:06
2. Winter Of My Love (Andy Johnson, Sam Sampson) - 7:14
3. Stranger (Andy Johnson, Sam Sampson) - 4:26
4. Swan Song (Andy Johnson, Sam Sampson) - 7:12
5. Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle) (Joe Hill Louis, Sam Burns) - 2:23
6. Something Nation (Mick Smith, Sam Sampson) - 3:59
7. Sometime Girl (Andy Johnson, Sam Sampson) - 4:00
8. Uncle Sam's Blues (Andy Johnson, Dave Charles, Doug Renny, Mick Smith, Sam Sampson) - 2:36
9. Annabelle (Andy Johnson, Doug Renny, Sam Sampson) - 5:17
10.Moonlight Man (Andy Johnson, Mick Smith, Sam Sampson) - 7:17
11.Tiger Man (Joe Hill Louis, Sam Burns) - 2:23
12.Sometime Girl (Andy Johnson, Sam Sampson) - 4:01
Bonus Tracks Mono Single Mix 11-12

Sam Apple Pie
*Sam Sampson - Harp, Vocals, Whistle 
*Mick "Tinkerbell" Smith - Lead Guitar
*Dave Charles - Drums
*Andy "Snakehips" Johnson - Slide Guitar
*Doug Renny - Bass
*Andy Dark - Piano
*Steve Jolly - Guitar
*Harry Klein - Baritone Sax 
*Malcolm Morley - Electric Harpsichord, Piano
*Rex Morris - Tenor Sax