Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Mick Abrahams - Mick's Back (1996 Great Uk Rock Blues - Flac)


It's a funny thing about Mick Abrahams -- he and his one-time Jethro Tull bandmate Ian Anderson are both "trapped" in time warps, but of very differing kinds: Anderson in a folky art rock musical loop and Abrahams in a '60s-style electric blues cycle, with the echoes of Chess Records' roster and also Albert King et al. rippling through his work. And at this late date, Abrahams may be the one with slightly more elbow room. The opening track on Mick's Back, Percy Mayfield's "The River's Invitation," could almost pass for an early-'60s Howlin' Wolf track, and the rest doesn't try to be much more advanced, nor does it have to be -- "Cold Women With Warm Hearts" offers Abrahams in his own "voice," and it all sounds very close to the kind of rootsy blues that Alexis Korner and Blues Incorporated used to do, with some of the virtuosity of the Graham Bond Organisation in there as well. The electric guitar is, of course, very prominently featured throughout, and there are saxes and even a little brass, but they're sufficiently subdued to keep the focus on Abrahams' playing where it belongs. His singing is also expressive, a powerful, raspy instrument in its own right -- coupled with the rippling instrumental breaks on songs like "Time to Love" and the mixed acoustic/electric textures of "Leaving Home Blues," the CD justifies itself as a still very credible version of '60s British blues, which will appeal to anyone who loved early Alexis Korner, Cyril Davies, Graham Bond, or the first two Cream albums.(By Bruce Eder)

Tracklist
01- The River's Invitation
02- Bad Feeling
03- Cold Women with Warm Hearts
04- Time to Love
05- Leaving Home Blues
06- Long Grey Mare
07- You'd Be a Millionaire
08- Send Me Some Lovin'
09- Yolanda
10- Little Red Rooster
11- Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City
12- So Much Hard Luck
13- Skyline Drive

Credits
Mick Abrahams - Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals
Dave Baldwin - Keyboards, Organ, Piano
Norman Beaker - Rhythm Guitar
John Price - Bass Guitar
Tim Franks - Drums, Percussion
John Hulme - Trumpet
Lenni- Saxophone
Sheila Gott - Background Vocals 

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1 comment:

Todd Gilbert said...

can you re up please?