Carey Bell – Harpslinger
The Greatest Blues Harpist?
Any shortlist would include Carey Bell fors ure. He was a key member, off and on, of some of the great ands that Muddy Waters led in the 1960s and 1970s. He also made some stunning albums under his own name. A blues musician of depth an creativity (he could sing a bit, too), this we believe, was one of his finest outings.
A bonus here, is the addition of several tracks recorded at the BBC Manchester, featuring just Carey Bell and an accompanying guitar. The intimate setting yields even further musical insights.
1. What My Mama Told Me - 2. Pretty Baby - 3. Blues With a Feeling - 4. 85% - 5. Sweet Little Woman - 6. It's So Easy to Love You - 7. Strange Woman - 8. Last Night - 9. Blues With a Feeling - 10. I'm Ready - 11. Nineteen Years Old - 12. You're Gonna Get Lucky - 13. Sail On –
(tracks 1-9): Carey Bell (vocals, harmonica) , Richard Studholme (guitar) , Andy Pyle (bass) , Geoff Nicholls (drums)
Recorded at Triple X Studio, London 1988
(tracks 10-13): Carey Bell (vocals, harmonica) , Richard Studholme (guitar)
BBC, Manchester 1988
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