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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Big Mike Griffin 2008 All My Runnin'



Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 48000
Time: 00:45:12
Size: 103,56 MB

United States

Hey Folks,

When I was asked to write some liner notes for Big Mike Griffin’s new album, “All My Runnin’”, I was tickled to death. I’ve been friends with Big Mike for years and here was my chance to talk about the man I call the best Biker Blues guitar player in the world. Believe me, I know the blues. As a young musician, I played drums for the great, Jimmy Reed.

You know, there’s a reason we call Big Mike, “Big” Mike. Now, I am not a little guy but Mike Griffin dwarfs me. At nearly 7 feet tall, he makes his Fender Telecaster look like a ukulele.

Now pay attention to what I am about to tell you. As a fan of Big Mike, I knew I would love his new album but it surpassed all my expectations. Right off the bat you are treated to Iron City, a song that Mike wrote for a documentary film called Iron City Blues. This song is the true story of Iron City, TN. You don’t want to go there alone.

I’m Gonna Take My Troubles, Buried Alive In The Blues and You Wouldn’t Understand are exactly what I expect from Big Mike Griffin, BIKER BLUES. While truckin’ down the highway, these songs make my head bob forward and backward to that drivin’ beat. I don’t even realize I’m speeding.

I loved Use Me. Because of my being a drummer, I like that percussive funky feel. Too dang cool. Shade Tree Mechanic gave me that classic blues shuffle. Somebody’s Got To Go transported me to the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta and back to a time that would have been the birth of the blues. I am a sucker for a good slide guitar and that makes me a sucker for Big Mike Griffin.

Shoal Creek sounds dangerous to me. It took me back to Iron City, a dangerous place and All My Runnin’ showed me a side of Big Mike that I had never seen before. There is a strong Bob Dylan influence from the 60’s. I should know because I was the original drummer with Bob on his very first electric world tour in 1966. We were known as The Band.

All I can say is, “I know what I like and I like Big Mike Griffin”. I think I’ll just hit “PLAY” on this CD player, ONE MORE TIME! (Mickey Jones, musician/actor)



Tracklist:

01 - Iron City 03:32

02 - I'm Gonna Take My Troubles 04:45

03 - Broken Strings 05:32

04 - Buried Alive In The Blues 04:03

05 - Use Me 05:41

06 - Shade Tree Mechanic 04:16

07 - Somebody's Got To Go 03:06

08 - You Wouldn't Understand 05:10

09 - Shoal Creek 04:11

10 - All My Runnin' 04:56





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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello;

could this mike griffin be reupped

thank you, ace

SouthernBluesRock said...

links renewed!

SouthernBluesRock said...

links renewed again

greenlight said...

Thanks Mile

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