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Monday, January 30, 2012

Long John Baldry 1976 Welcome To Club Casablanca

Genre: Blues
Rate: 160 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:42:15
Size: 48,31 MB

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Born 12 January 1941, London, England. Beginning his career playing folk and jazz in the late 50s, Baldry toured with Ramblin' Jack Elliott before moving into R&Born His strong, deep voice won him a place in the influential Blues Incorporated, following which he joined Cyril Davies' R&B All Stars. After Davies' death, Long John fronted the Hoochie Coochie Men, which also included future superstar Rod Stewart, who later joined Baldry in Steam Packet (featuring Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll). After a brief period with Bluesology (which boasted a young Elton John on keyboards), Baldry decided to go solo and record straightforward pop. Already well known on the music scene, he nevertheless appeared an unusual pop star in 1967 with his sharp suits and imposing 6 foot 7 inch height. Composer/producer Tony Macaulay and his partner John Macleod presented him with the perfect song in "Let The Heartaches Begin", a despairing ballad which Baldry took to number 1 in the UK in 1967.

His chart career continued with the Olympic Games theme, "Mexico", the following year, which also made the Top 20. By the end of the 60s, however, the hits had ceased and another change of direction was ahead. Furs and a beard replaced the suits and the neat, short haircut, as Long John attempted to establish himself with a new audience. With production assistance from former colleagues Rod Stewart and Elton John, he recorded a strong album, It Ain't Easy, but it failed to sell. After a troubled few years in New York and Los Angeles he emigrated to Vancouver, Canada, where he performed on the club circuit. In the early 90s his voice was used as Robotnik on the Sonic The Hedgehog computer game. After many years a new Baldry album was released in 1993, subtly titled It Still Ain't Easy. Since then from his base in the USA he has continued to perform in blues clubs, recording occasionally. (


01 - This Boy's In Love Again 05:54

02 - Abusive Treatment 03:24

03 - What You Never Had To Lose 05:09

04 - I Keep Forgetting 04:07

05 - I'll See You Again 01:59

06 - Enter 03:37

07 - Easy Evil 03:12

08 - Had Enough 03:41

09 - Ain't No Love (In The Heart Of The City) 05:13

10 - Resign Yourself 02:31

11 - Beautiful To Handle 03:28

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emejota said...

Thanks for this Long John Baldry record... Cheers!!!

SouthernBluesRock said...

Thanks emejota for dropping by - glad you find this post interesting!

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