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Me & the Devil/I Asked for Water She Gave Me Gasol
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Two-on-one from BGO featuring his Capitol label albums 'Me And The Devil' (1968) & 'I Asked For Water, She Gave Me Gasoline' (1969). The former is him with Dave Kelly, Jo-Ann Kelly and Andy Fernbach & was produced by Mike ... more »
Two-on-one from BGO featuring his Capitol label albums 'Me And The Devil' (1968) & 'I Asked For Water, She Gave Me Gasoline' (1969). The former is him with Dave Kelly, Jo-Ann Kelly and Andy Fernbach & was produced by Mike Batt prior tohis successful collaboration with The Groundhogs on their 'Scratching The Surface' album; the latter was recorded the following year, in June, 1969 & features McPhee with The Groundhogs, Fernbach and Jo-Ann Kelly. 31 tracks total. Bothare remastered from the original master tapes & include faithfully restored artwork. 1998 release.
A Pair of British Blues Classics
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This disk marks the first appearance on CD of two wonderful anthologies of British country/acoustic blues: "Me and the Devil," and "I Asked For Water, She Gave Me Gasoline." Originally released in 1968 & 1969 in the US on the now defunct World Pacific label, this disk presents excellent performances of pre-war blues by Jo Ann Kelly, her brother Dave Kelly, Tony McPhee, Graham Hine, Andy Fernbach, and several others. Exceptional vocals, superb delta style guitar work, some great piano work from Bob Hall of Savoy Brown, and a generous helping of harmonica. While Clapton and the Stones were learning to play Muddy Waters and BB King, these players were studying Robert Johnson, Charlie Patton, Memphis Minnie, and early John Lee Hooker. Digitally remastered, with extensive new liner notes. Fans of Rory Block, Corey Hart, and Catfish Keith will enjoy this disk."
Philip C. Church | Stillwater, MN United States | 06/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is some of the very best of blues born out of real life experience from either side of The Pond.
A treasured favorite in my collection since I first bought the vinyl in 1969,
I was elated to discover it is available on CD! This is like finding GOLD.
One of my favorites is Steve Rye's amazing rendition of Elevator Woman. This really raised the bar for blues harp performance.
Very exciting to listen to - a great voice and wonderfully skillful note-bending mastery of the blues harp.
If you love the blues, you must own this one!"