Mar 19, 2015

RhoDeo 1511 Goldy Rhox 201

Hello, today the 201st post of Goldy Rhox, classic pop rock. Todays artist in the blacklight is an Irish blues-rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader. Born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, and raised in Cork, he recorded solo albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, after forming the band Taste during the late 1960s. He was a talented guitarist known for his charismatic performances and dedication to his craft. His albums have sold in excess of 30 million copies worldwide. Our man received a liver transplant in 1995, but died of complications later that year in London, UK at the age of 47.

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Most of the albums i 'll post made many millions for the music industry and a lot of what i intend to post still gets repackaged and remastered decades later, squeezing the last drop of profit out of bands that for the most part have ceased to exist long ago, although sometimes they get lured out of the mothballs to do a big bucks gig or tour. Now i'm not as naive to post this kinda music for all to see and have deleted, these will be a black box posts, i'm sorry for those on limited bandwidth but for most of you a gamble will get you a quality rip don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accommodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.

Today's mystery album is the first live album by today's mystery artist and was released on 14 May 1972, by Polydor Records. It is a series of live recordings made by mystery man earlier that year during his European tour. Unusual for a live album it contains only two previously released songs ("Laundromat" and "In Your Town"). All the other songs are either new songs or interpretations of traditional blues songs. The album starts with what was to become a signature song for today's mystery man, Junior Wells' "Messin' With the Kid". The song "I Could've Had Religion" was our man's salute to what he called the "redemption style blues" of Reverends Robert Wilkins and Gary Davis. After hearing the song on this album Bob Dylan expressed interest in recording it and assumed it was a traditional blues number rather than an original song by mystery man. Blind Boy Fuller's "Pistol Slapper Blues" is next. Today's mystery man then shows his versatility, swapping his Stratocaster for a mandolin and performing the song "Going to My Home Town" with the audience stomping their feet and cheering in response as our man sings "do you want to go?". The finale is the straight ahead hard rocking "Bullfrog Blues" written by William Harris.

Most critics agree that today's mystery album is one of today's mystery man's finest albums. It was his highest charting album to date reaching 101 in the Billboard 200 for 1972. The album was his first major commercial success and provided his first solo top ten album. It won him his first Gold Disc. In the same year of 1972 he was Melody Maker's Guitarist/Musician of the Year, winning out over Eric Clapton. Here to get in its 1999 extended remaster..N'Joy

Goldy Rhox 201 (flac 388mb)

Goldy Rhox 201 (ogg 148mb)

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