Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Keef Band Hartley|
Battle Of North West Six
2008 digitally remastered edition of the sophomore album from Keef and his band. Hartley came to prominence as a member of the British R&B group The Artwoods before joining John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. He contributed to t... more »
2008 digitally remastered edition of the sophomore album from Keef and his band. Hartley came to prominence as a member of the British R&B group The Artwoods before joining John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. He contributed to the album Crusade before leaving in 1968 to form his own band, which included gifted guitarist, vocalist and writer Miller Anderson. This new band recorded this wonderful album for Decca in late 1968, around the same time they performed at the legendary Woodstock festival. 10 tracks. Esoteric.
Keef Hartley and John Mayall were seminal to British rock...
(5 out of 5 stars)
""The Battle of NW 6" by Keef Hartley was an important album for me in my high school days ('70-'72). Hartley was a drummer with John Mayall before going out on his own with a bassist, guitarist and horn section. The sound is very original, bluesy. It spoke to me and I've been looking for the music ever since I got poor and had to sell my record collection when I was in college. Now that I've found it, it's out of print...ah, well, so it goes."
Darn shame it's not available - Great Stuff
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Miller Anderson's vocals are outstanding. Steady rythem from Hartley and Thain under some nice edgy guitar licks from Spit James and Anderson. Excellent keyboards and brass accents (flugel horns sound great). A combination of Blues, Rock and Jazz with emphasis on Blues and Rock. There is even a mellow side which explores Anderson's vocal range on "Don't give up". The flute part in "Hickory" reminds me a little of Tower of Power's "Sparking in the Sand". If you like John Mayall, you'll probably like this too."
A note about guitarist Spit James on this album.
Ronald Brackney | Santa Clara, CA USA | 07/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I own this album. One reviewer laments the absence of Spit James on this album. However, he is listed as playing guitar
on the album and in the "track comments," he is noted
as being "featured" on Side One, Track One and having
a "solo" part during Side One, Track Five."