domingo, 22 de junho de 2008

Harvey Mandel - Cristo Redentor...Plus Selected Sessions (1968 US Blues Jazz Rock


PRIMEIRO DISCO DESTE GRANDE GUITARRISTA DO BLUES/JAZZ!! HARVEY MANDEL É AQUELE GUITARRISTA DA BANDA JOHN MAYALL & THE BLUESBREAKERS E QUE JÁ TOCOU COM CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE EM SEU MELHOR ALBUM "STAND BACK" E AINDA COM CANNED HEAT, ROLLING STONES E MUITOS OUTROS!! O CARA FAZIA UM SOM QUE ERA UMA FUZZION DE BLUES JAZZ ROCK E O QUE É MAIS INOVADOR: TODO O ALBUM É INSTRUMENTAL!! EU SEMPRE TORCI UM POUCO O NARIZ PRA SOM INSTRUMENTAL MAS ESTE AÍ ME REALMENTE ME "PEGOU"!! O CARA SABIA FAZER ISSO, NÃO PRECISAVA MESMO DE VOCALISTA!! VENENO RARO E SEM VOZES PRA ALUCINAR!! SÓ INSTRUMENTOS FALAM!! E COMO FALAM!! NESTE ALBUM, ALÉM DE TODO O SEU PRIMEIRO ALBUM DE 1968, TEM AINDA ALGUNS BONUS TRACKS, E AÍ COM VOCAIS, BEM INTERESSANTES, COMO TRES FAIXAS EM QUE ELE TOCA COM CANNED HEAT EM 1970!! TEM TRES FAIXAS DE 1972 COM A RARÍSSIMA BANDA "PURE FOOD AND DRUG ACT"!! ALÉM DE OUTROS EXTRAS MUITO LEGAIS!!

This is guitarist Harvey Mandel's debut album from 1968 which was released on Philips Records, other players are Pete Drake, Kenny Buttery and Bob Moore, with additional help by Hargus Robbins and Chip Martin.

Mandel grew up in Chicago and his first recording was the album Stand Back! in 1966 with Charlie Musselwhite. He relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, performing often at a club called The Matrix, where local favorites like Jerry Garcia or Elvin Bishop would sit in and jam. He then met up with Abe 'Voco' Kesh, who produced his first solo album, Cristo Redentor in 1968.

On the night that Henry Vestine quit Canned Heat, Mandel was in their dressing room at the Fillmore West. Mike Bloomfield joined them for the first set, and Mandel came in for the second set. His third gig with the band was the Woodstock Festival in 1969. He stayed with the band for a year, touring and recording material which appeared on three albums. "Let's Work Together", a song by Wilbert Harrison which was included in the album Future Blues became an international hit.

With Canned Heat bass player Larry Taylor, Mandel joined John Mayall for the next two years. He is heard playing on the two albums of that period USA Union and Back to the Roots. In 1972, he teamed up with Don "Sugarcane" Harris (who played violin for Mayall) and Randy Resnick on guitar, Victor Conte on bass, and Paul Lagos on drums, and formed the band Pure Food and Drug Act who released one album, Choice Cuts.

When The Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor (also a former Mayall sideman) left the band, Harvey Mandel was auditioned for a replacement and recorded two tracks for their 1976 album Black and Blue, notably "Hot Stuff".

During the 1970s Mandel released the albums Baby Batter, The Snake and Shangrenade, in the latter employing the technique of two-handed tapping. He has also released an instructional video titled Harvey Mandel: Blues Guitar & Beyond.

Mandel's nickname, "The Snake," was given to him by keyboardist Barry Goldberg and referred to his cracked leather jacket. Mandel acted in the film Chalk, directed by Rob Nilsson, and contributed some original music.

1. Wade in the Water - 7:50
2. Lights Out - 4:53
3. Bradley's Barn - 3:18
4. You Can't Tell Me - 4:20
5. Nashville 1 A.M. - 3:39
6. Cristo Redentor - 3:48
7. Before Six - 6:30
8. The Lark - 4:39
9. Snake - 3:48
10. Long Wait - 2:46

BONUS TRACKS
BARRY GOLDBERG - 1969
11. Spirit of Trane - 4:02
CANNED HEAT - 1970
12. My Time Ain't Long - 2:59
13. Let's Work Together - 2:50
14. That's All Right - 5:31
PURE FOOD AND DRUG - 1972
15. A Little Soul Food - 4:05
16. What Comes Around Goes Around - 4:22
17. My Soul's on Fire - 4:14
LOVE - 1974
18. Which Witch Is Which - 1:56

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