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Peter GREEN with Fleetwood Mc – Live at the BBC 1995

Posted in BLUES, Fleetwood Mc, Peter GREEN on December 1, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Peter GREEN with Fleetwood Mc – Live at the BBC 1995
EDF CD 297
Recorded live between 1967 and 1971

Blues

Before they came to virtually define melodic Southern California rock in the late 1970s, Fleetwood Mac was a UK-based ’60s blues-rock band, their style fueled by the electric American blues of Elmore James and Muddy Waters. Back then, the Mac’s style was defined by the scorching guitar and impassioned vocals of Peter Green and the keening slide guitar of Jeremy Spencer. This three-CD set finds the band cutting loose on some of their favorite blues and early rock & roll songs, recorded live at the BBC studios between 1967 and 1971.
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This album is great on a couple of levels.  One, is that close listen bears out the range of inspiration that came from Fleetwood Mac in general, and Peter Green in particular.  These guys influenced important music that would be recorded by The Beatles, Clapton, The Allman Brothers, Savoy Brown, and countless other blues based bands.  They were every bit as important to “Blues-Rock” as Zeppelin, Cream, and The Yardbirds.  They didn’t achieve the fame because they chose to stay truer to the traditions of the music than their more famous counterparts.  And while that lack of flash may have cost them sales, it sure makes for some great listening.  Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer, and Danny Kirwan are outstanding.  And with the Fleetwood/McVie backbone behind them, they rarely fail to satisfy.  There are however a couple of downsides that cause me to give 4 stars rather than 5.  The most glaring to me is that while sincere and heartfelt, a little goes a long way when it comes to Jeremy Spencer’s 50’s tributes.  I could have done with 3 or so fewer of those in favor of some more blues.  Also, the tracks tend to be somewhat shorter than what Mac fans from this era have come to enjoy.  Fewer songs, and more solos might have been better, but in all fairness, the restrictions of live radio may have contributed to that situation.  These however are small complaints in the much larger picture of great British Blues by a band that needs to be appreciated more.
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Peter Green- (Vocals, Guitar);
Jeremy Spencer- (Vocals, Slide Guitar, Guitar);
Danny Kirwan- (Vocals, Guitar);
John McVie- (Bass);
Mick Fleetwood- (Drums).
Additional personnel:
Nick Pickett, Christine Perfect, Eddie Boyd.

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Cd 1
01. Rattlesnake Shake   7:38
02. Sandy Mary   5:00
03. Believe My Time Ain’t Long   3:00
04. Although the Sun Is Shining   2:31
05. Only You   2:51
06. You Never Know What You’re Missing   2:52
07. Oh Well   2:26
08. Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave   3:25
09. Jenny Lee   2:19
10. Heavenly   2:37
11. When Will I Be Loved   2:13
12. When I See My Baby   2:11
13. Buddy’s Song   2:09
14. Honey Hush   3:08
15. Preachin’   3:05
16. Jumping at Shadows   2:36
17. Preachin’ Blues   1:59
18. Need Your Love So Bad   3:48

Cd 2
01. Long Grey Mare   2:53
02. Sweet Home Chicago   3:10
03. Baby Please Set a Date   2:59
04. Blues With a Feeling   2:56
05. Stop Messing Around   2:17
06. Tallahassee Lassie   3:24
07. Hang on to a Dream   2:56
08. Linda   2:03
09. Mean Mistreatin’ Mama   4:03
10. World Keeps Turning   2:39
11. I Can’t Hold Out   2:27
12. Early Morning Come   2:29
13. Albatross   2:48
14. Looking for Somebody   2:40
15. A Fool No More   3:40
16. Got to Move   2:57
17. Like Crying Like Dying   2:33
18. Man of the World   2:49
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Peter GREEN – Whatcha Gonna Do 1981

Posted in BLUES, Peter GREEN on November 30, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Peter GREEN – Whatcha Gonna Do 1981
Creole 6.24600

Blues

The blurred image of Peter Green in the cover is not
Purposelessly, In the Mid 70’s he was Diagnosed as
A Schizophrenic Thus he spent time in mental institute
And treated with Electro convulsive therapy.
With the Help of his brother’s family he returned to his
Strength and Music.
So when he plays the Blues it’s for Real.
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The third album that Peter Green made after he launched a comeback in the late ’70s, Whatcha Gonna Do? was a disappointment on several levels. It was a sluggish record, often with something of a going-through-the-motions feel. While Green’s blues-rock guitar chops remained intact, they were executed with less fire, force, and imagination than they had been in his best work. Most disturbingly, there often seemed to be a conscious effort to move Green’s sound toward mainstream soul-funk, as well as to add some uncomfortably incorporated reggae rhythms. It’s an unmemorable album, but for all that, not a terrible one. You can hear Green’s natural affinity for R&B in both his fluid guitar and earthy vocals on some of the better songs, like “Trying to Hit My Head Against the Wall,” “Like a Hot Tomato,” and “Lost My Love” (the last of which, like early Fleetwood Mac’s cover of Little Willie John’s “Need Your Love So Bad,” makes clear Green’s overlooked love of sentimental ’50s American R&B/proto-soul). These would be quite acceptable from a blues-rock journeyman, but Green was cursed, perhaps, by the shadow of his greater achievements and by listeners’ knowledge that he had been capable of delivering more inspirational goods. ~ Richie Unterberger

The third album that Peter Green made after he launched a comeback in the late ’70s, Whatcha Gonna Do? was a disappointment on several levels. It was a sluggish record, often with something of a going-through-the-motions feel. While Green’s blues-rock guitar chops remained intact, they were executed with less fire, force, and imagination than they had been in his best work. Most disturbingly, there often seemed to be a conscious effort to move Green’s sound toward mainstream soul-funk, as well as to add some uncomfortably incorporated reggae rhythms. It’s an unmemorable album, but for all that, not a terrible one. You can hear Green’s natural affinity for R&B in both his fluid guitar and earthy vocals on some of the better songs, like “Trying to Hit My Head Against the Wall,” “Like a Hot Tomato,” and “Lost My Love” (the last of which, like early Fleetwood Mac’s cover of Little Willie John’s “Need Your Love So Bad,” makes clear Green’s overlooked love of sentimental ’50s American R&B/proto-soul). These would be quite acceptable from a blues-rock journeyman, but Green was cursed, perhaps, by the shadow of his greater achievements and by listeners’ knowledge that he had been capable of delivering more inspirational goods. [The 2005 CD reissue on Sanctuary adds two bonus tracks, the 1980 B-side “Woman Don’t” and “Whatcha Gonna Do?” (which, though ostensibly the title cut of the record, was oddly unused on the original album itself).]
By Richie Unterberger.
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Peter Green- (Vocals, Guitar);
Jeff Daly- (Saxophone);
Roy Shipston- (Keyboards);
Paul Westwood- (Bass Guitar);
Dave Mattacks- (Drums).
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A1. Gotta See Her Tonight  5:46
A2. Promised Land  3:29
A3. Bullet in the Sky  3:19
A4. Give Me Back My Freedom  5:37
A5. Last Train to San Antone  5:29
B1. To Break Your Heart  3:52
B2. Bizzy Lizzy  3:25
B3. Lost My Love  5:21
B4. Like a Hot Tomato  3:01
B5. Head Against the Wall
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Peter GREEN – Blues For Dhyâna 1998

Posted in BLUES, Peter GREEN on November 26, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Peter GREEN – Blues For Dhyâna 1998

Blues

If you’re unfamiliar with Peter’s post-Mac work, this is a pretty nice place to start, as it compiles some of the finest tracks from his typically hard-to-find late ’70s and early ’80s albums. Throughout, this compilation presents a consistency in tone, mood and quality…. so that it actually feels like it was recorded at one session. Get this disc. If you like high-quality, moving blues-rock, you will not be disappointed.
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Collection of 12 great blues numbers recorded between 1978-1983. Includes ‘Born Under A Bad Sign’, ‘I Could Not Ask ForMore’ & ‘Liquor And You’. 1998 Culture Press release.
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This is a recent release but does not contain any new material. It’s another compilation of songs from Peter Green’s 80s solo albums. Hardcore Green fans will likely have these tracks on the original albums; those who are interested will be better served by the vastly superior “Green and Guitar” compilation. (Note: both of these collections chicken out and use a “young” picture of Peter when he was still in Fleetwood Mac. At the time these songs were recorded he already looked older and was starting to lose his hair. So much for truth in advertising…)
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Roy Shipston- Keyboards
Larry Steele- Guitar (Bass), Bass
Paul Westwood- Guitar (Bass), Bass
Jeff Whittaker- Percussion
David Wilkie- Piano
Reg Isidore- Drums
Ronnie Johnson- Guitar
Mike Green- Vocals
Snowy White- Guitar
Daniel Boone- Keyboards, Vocals
Pete Bardens- Keyboards
Bob Bowman- Guitar
Pam Douglas- Vocals (Background)
Rick Fenn- Guitar
Peter Green- Guitar, Producer, Vocals
Kuma Harada- Guitar (Bass), Bass
Webster Johnson- Keyboards
Mo Foster- Guitar (Bass), Bass
Dave Mattacks- Drums
Godfrey McLean- Drums
Morris Pert- Percussion
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01.Fool No More (7:42)
02.Born Under a Bad Sign (2:53)
03.I Could Not Ask for More (4:56)
04.Walkin’ the Road (3:48)
05.Last Train to San Antone (5:30)
06.Lost My Love (5:22)
07.Just Another Guy (6:01)
08.What Am I Doing Here (3:24)
09.Pan y Queso (3:42)
10.Liquor and You (3:47)
11.Six String Guitar (4:30)
12.One Woman Love (5:27)
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