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4.9 out of 5
7 Ratings
7 Ratings
Grimmbo ,

"Lord, Remember Long John Baldry!"

"Come Back Again" with me to @1962-63 and the early Blues/R&B "Revival" in London, England; which spawned so many great groups! Long John Baldry was there; yet another graduate of "Alexis Korner's Blues Inc. College". Incorporating American Rock, R&B + Blues; these "Clever Brits" came up with a "Hambone" and brewed it in with their "English Tea"; coming up with a "peculiarly pleasing punch"; and called it the British Blues!"
Mr. Long John Baldry sang loose + rough, played the piano like Little Richard; and had young admirers like Rod Stewart & Reg Dwight (later to become Elton John); eager to be in his band! Little known now and passed away in 2005; Long John Baldry did leave the world a few lasting LP's; "Everything Stops For Tea", being a really good one! { the "Tea" sessions must have been a rousing good time for Mr. Baldry; his singing reminding me of the funky phrasing of Randy Newman with the soulful stylings of Taj Mahall; and whoever all those guest superstars are "sittin' in"; you done 'em good, boys!} So; if you like the Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Boogie; similar to the early works of The Faces, The Stones, Elton John, The Animals, Manfred Mann; etc.; this might be your "Cup Of Tea!"...by Grimmbo.

panzrwagn ,

One of the Great Treasures of the 70s

Not only did Elton John Produce (and play) on one side and Rod Stewart the other, the musicians on the respective sides were also Elton and Rod's band members from the era. The songs are a wide gamut, from folky "Wild Mountain Thyme" to the exquisite rock of "You Can't Judge a Book" with all it's insider jokes about certain personalities of the era. Others include the wonderful gospel-rock "Jubilee Cloud" and "Lord Remember Me", the Willie Dixon swamp-blues "Seventh Son" and the total send-up of the Delta blues, "Hambone". I've been listening to this album for 35 years, and every time I hear it, I am struck by how well the music has held up, but also can't help feeling that everybody had a very good time before, during, and after it's production. And yes, "Iko Iko" should have been a hit, and the the title cut is funnier than it ought to be.

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