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Monday, December 15, 2014
Mainsqueeze - The International Blues-Rock Revue 1983 Live At Ronnie Scott's Club
Rate: 160 kbps CBR / 44100
Size: 60,41 MB
Mainsqueeze featured Dick Heckstall-Smith on alto, tenor and soprano sax, Diana Wood on vocals and alto sax, Keith Tillman (ex-Bluesbreakers) bass, John O’Leary (Savoy Brown) harmonica, Eric Bell (ex-Thin Lizzy) guitar, Dave Moore, Roland organ, Victor Brox (ex-Blues Incorporated) vocals, trumpet and Keith Hartley (ex-Bluesbreakers) on drums; later replaced by Stretch. The sheer size and comparable abilities of the musical unit presented clear parallels with not only an original ‘back to basics’ blues outfit, but also a fully dimensional cabaret act playing within traditions from Chicago to Cyril Davies orientated blues.
John O'Leary described the main raison d’etre for the band as being to not only deliver cutting edge blues, but to also look good and be overtly entertaining. To this end, Mainsqueeze was successful. Despite the disadvantage of the fallow period for blues, Mainsqueeze enjoyed the attentions of not only certain sectors of the music press, but also R & B rock protagonist such as of Jeff Beck and Alexis Korner who frequented the audience at some remarkable gigs. The band emulated quality R n’ B from the heart, as much for the purposes of self-indulgence as audience appreciation. (http://www.fridhammar.com/xdickheckstall.html)
01 - Voodoo Man 04:31
02 - Frosty 05:28
03 - You Can Have My Husband 04:21
04 - Born In Chicago 03:43
05 - Itch 04:06
06 - Casting My Spell 05:43
07 - Framed 03:18
08 - Sweet Sixteen 06:55
09 - The Creeper 04:35
10 - Rock Me Baby 03:57
11 - Hipshake 06:10
Mainsqueeze - The International Blues-Rock Revue here: