Archive for the ‘Blues’ Category

Canned Heat made the UK charts in 1969 with Let’s Work Together written by Wilbert Harrison. It is also on their 1970 album Future Blues.


I like this Cream track because it has a brilliant and exciting guitar solo, especially the second solo. It is a live recording initially released on the 1968 Wheels Of Fire album. Crossroads is credited to bluesman Robert Johnson who died in 1938, it is sung on this recording by Eric Clapton who is the guitarist and he is backed by Jack Bruce, bass & Ginger Baker, drums.

From the third Groundhogs album, 1970’s Thank Christ For The Bomb, comes the track Eccentric Man. The Groundhogs on this recording were Tony McPhee, guitar & vocals, Peter Cruikshank, bass & Ken Pustelnik, drums. Tony McPhee wrote all the tracks on this LP and most of the tracks on all their other albums.

From the album Blues Jam At Chess this track by Fleetwood Mac is a strong opener featuring vocals and fabulous lead guitar by Peter Green. Although they don’t feature on this track, various guest blues men such as Honeyboy Edwards, Buddy Guy, Otis Span, J.T.Brown, Willie Dixon, S.P.Leary and Walter ‘Shakey’ Horton appeared on many of the other tracks with the members of Fleetwood Mac.