Mountain Top West Coast Blues Sessions Vol. 1 [FLAC] e313

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Mountain Top West Coast Blues Sessions Vol. 1
Be Careful What You Wish For

Artists: Gary Smith, Paris Slim, Johnny Ace, Big Walter Shufflesworth
Album: Be Careful What You Wish For
Genre: Blues
Source: CD
Year: 1998
Ripper: EAC (Secure mode) / LAME 3.92 & Asus CD-S520
Codec: Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC)
Version: reference libFLAC 1.2.1 20070917
Quality: Lossless, (avg. compression: 53 %)
Channels: Stereo / 44100 HZ / 16 Bit
Ripped by: e313 on 12/1/2011
Included: NFO, PLS, M3U, LOG, CUE
Covers: Front

Tracklisting

1. Scared Of That Child (Too Young To Die)[03:39]
2. I Feel Like Shouting (Inspiration Blues)[02:39]
3. Be Careful What You Wish For[04:22]
4. Just Don\'t Care[03:28]
5. Solid Sender[04:12]
6. Bloody Tears[04:31]
7. Sad Hours[03:39]
8. Nailed To The Bone[05:30]
9. Rollin\' Blues[02:58]
10. Still A Fool[03:32]
11. Just Blew In To Your Town[03:59]
12. Caress Me Baby[04:39]
13. K-9 Boogie[04:09]
14. Your Gonna Need My Help[07:02]
15. I Wanna Know[02:57]

Playing Time.: 01:01:23
Total Size.: 299.92 MB

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Personnel:

Smith, Gary - Harp, Vocals
Big Walter Shufflesworth - Drums
Johnny Ace - Bass
Frank "Paris Slim" Goldwasser - Guitar

Blues & Rhythm Magazine wrote, "\'Mountain Top West Coast Blues Session\' brings together four of the finest blues musicians working on the West Coast, for a CD that will be an essential purchase for all lovers of that genre.\'

"This 15 track CD features Gary Smith on harmonica, Paris Slim on guitar, Johnny Ace on bass and Walter Shufflesworth on drums -- and all four share vocal parts. This CD was born during the filming of Johnny Ace\'s instructional video, \'Ace on Blus Bass\'. Mountain Top had assembled the very best in Bay Area blues talent. As we filmed, we couldn\'t help tripping over the blues chemistry of these four -all band leaders in their own right. Original songs and covers by Screaming Jay Hawkins, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Reed, Lowell Fulson, and Willie Dixon.

HARP: Gary Smith, was in the original Charles Ford Band He also played with Charlie Musselwhite, Luther Tucker, Hi Tide Harris, Nick Gravenites, and Ron Thompson, and played on Sonny Rhodes\' classic, \'I DON\'T WANT MY BLUES COLORED BRIGHT\'.

GUITAR: Paris Slim heard the blues calling when he was 16 in Paris, France. He followed his vision to Oakland, earned permanent sideman honors in Troyce Key\'s notorious ELI\'S MILE HIGH CLUB house band, and worked with Lowell Fulson, Jimmy McCracklin, Big Mama Thornton, and Sonny Rhodes. Handy-nominated Paris Slim delivers a dynamic power on the guitar that is both "aesthetic" and \'in the alley\' at the same time.

BASS: Johnny Ace, from Queens, N.Y., began his career in 1966 in Manhattan\'s lower East side. He recorded with the Brooklyn Blues Busters and appeared with Victoria Spivey, toured with Charlie Musselwhite, John Lee Hooker and Otis Rush.

DRUMS: Big Walter Shufflesworth\'s tours with Lightning Slim, Lightnin\' Hopkins, and Big Walter Horton earned him his graduate degree in Blues Roadology. Walter is the driving force of the Dynatones, a household name on the Bay Area blues scene with six albums."

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"Everybody says you\'ve got to be original, but there\'s nothing original in the blues, man,\'\' says San Jose blues harmonica player Gary Smith. \'\'You\'re basically part of the blues tradition. You do your interpretation of the blues. You\'re carrying on the oral tradition of the blues that\'s handed down from hand to hand."

Smith started as a drummer -- after having been raised on a diet of Ray Charles records -- but in 1967 he heard an album that changed his life: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

"I just flipped. Electric harmonica just grabbed me. I tried to find a harmonica player for a couple of years, couldn\'t find any, so started picking it up myself. Around 1968 I saw my first real blues show -- Muddy Waters at the Monterey Jazz Festival, with George Smith on harmonica. That day I said "Well, that does it. I\'m not going to fool around with drums anymore. I\'m just going to get that tone."

In 1974, the Gary Smith Band recorded its first record, an EP on Messaround Records, which quickly became a classic and a collector\'s item. By then, Smith was devoted to the hard, amplified Little Walter style, but by his own admission, his development of a tone would not be fully realized until much later. \'Rick Estrin helped me a lot,\' elaborates Smith. \'Cotton was such an influence on everyone, with that big brassy tone, Rick had long picked up on it and taught me that tongue-blocking style. I was gone after that.\'

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01 Scared Of That Child (Too Young To Die).flac 22.465 MB
02 I Feel Like Shouting (Inspiration Blues).flac 15.617 MB
03 Be Careful What You Wish For.flac 22.929 MB
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