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Friday, June 12, 2009

John Campbell : A Man And His Blues 1988


John Campbell can speak about the blues because it is the music that defines him. On "One Believer" his electrifying Elektra Entertainment debut, he unleashes powerful, disturbing, exhilarating and ultimately life affirming down and and dirty blues. It's a sound and a fury born out of pain, joy, redemption and John's singular approach to age old tradition.

"When I was about 15 I used to drag race cars and bikes, I got into a real bad accident, and I was real messed up. I lost my right eye and had 5,000 stitches and surgery to hold my face together. I spent a lot of time at home recovering and it was during that time that I met the blues,"
John explains. "The feeling that the guitar gave me became different. I kind of withdrew inside myself and the guitar was the way I'd try and get in touch with my feelings. Shortly after that I quit school, caught a bus and started playing on the streets. Playing was my life's work. I knew that you didn't get a hold of this form when you were young."

Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1952, John drifted between home and Texas from the age of 15, eventually moving to New York City five years ago. He picked up the guitar at an early age. "My grandmother played Hawaiian lap steel and I started playing it when I was almost three," he recounts. He began gigging professionally at the age of 13, playing a field parties and gradually moving on to the rough and tumble world of the clubs and roadhouses that lay between Houston and New Orleans .
John Campell's Wedding foto
Τους καλύτερους κουμπάρους είχε ο τυπάς !!!
Ολα τα ωραία ρεμάλια με τις τσοπεριές τους ήταν εκεί !
Long live Rock ' n ' Roll

"I never sent a tape to a record company in my whole life, I was just a guitar player.
I've worked for this and I prayed for this" John says quietly. "So every day, I feel blessed to have the opportunity to go out and do it." - Elektra 8/91

Died in 1993

Tracks


1. Going to Dallas (Lightening Hopkins) 3:36
John Campbell – guitar, vocals
2. Bad Night Blues (John Campbell) 4:15
John Campbell – guitar, vocals
3. Judgment Day (Snooky Prior) 5:15
John Campbell – guitar, 2nd guitar solo
Ronnie Earl – guitar, 1st guitar solo
Jerry Portnoy – harmonica
Per Hanson – drums
Darrel Nulisch – vocals
4. Bluebird (Lightening Hopkins) 4:26
John Campbell – guitar, vocals
5. Deep River Rag (John Campbell) 3:01
John Campbell – guitar, vocals
6. Texas Country Boy (John Campbell/Jerry Portnoy) 3:10
John Campbell – guitar, vocals
Jerry Portnoy – harmonica
Per Hanson – drums
7. Sittin’Here Thinkin’ (John Campbell) 6:41
John Campbell – guitar, vocals
Ronnie Earl – lead guitar
8. Sunnyland Train (Elmore James) 4:51
John Campbell – guitar, vocals
Ronnie Earl – lead guitar
9. White Lightnin’(Furry Lewis, adapted by John Campbell) 5:50
John Campbell – guitar, vocals
Per Hanson – drums

Flac Size  :  232 MB   
MP3 Here

3 comments:

  1. kωστακη ευχαριστο να εισαι παντα καλα

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  2. Ευχαριστούμε Διονύση...

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  3. Διονυσάκη , ευχαριστώ κι εγώ ! Το προσπαθούμε αρκετά το άθλημα όπως βλέπεις . Τα καλύτερα όμως δεν έχουν έρθει ακόμα , είμαστε στην αρχή .

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