Mike Harrison & The Hamburg Blues Band
(Ruf Records RUF 1077)
by Vasja Ivanovski
Review date: March 2002
1999 KBA Award Winner|
Achievement for Blues on the Internet
Presented by the Blues Foundation
What do you get when you combine vocals of Mike Harrison (ex-Spooky Tooth),
Hamburg Blues Band (featuring British saxophone legend Dick
Heckstall-Smith), writing genius Pete Brown and producer of Jim Gaines
stature? Some excellent music, that is! Mike Harrison used to be a member of
seminal British blues rock band of the sixties, Spooky Tooth and has long
been considered to be one of the best vocalists in the idiom along with Paul
Rodgers, Chris Farlowe and Rod Stewart. This is an excellent collection of
fine music, strong musicianship and impeccable production. Backed by one of
the best German blues bands, Mike sounds like we love to hear him: sharp
vocals with characteristic phrasing with plenty of bite and emotion! As a
special treat for his fans, Mike does a great rendition of a classic Spooky
Tooth song, "Waiting For The Wind." Blues rock doesn't get any better than
this! And you know about wine, the older it gets....
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