Friday, March 11, 2016
Ben Harper & Tom Freund 1992 Pleasure And Pain
Rate: 240 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Size: 84,23 MB
This acoustic album is impregnated with the Blues. A Blues transported from the Mississippi Delta to the Inland Empire. A Blues re-rendered through the sound of a lap steel guitar influenced by Chris Darrow and David Lindley - both slide guitarists and natives of Claremont.
Influence of Chris Darrow appears in the very first song: Whipping Boy, a song he wrote in 1972. Second song is a traditional Blues entitled Jesus on The Main line. Then, Ben Harper and Tom Freund play covers of Pay The Man (co-written by David Lindley and George 'Baboo' Pierre) and Quarter Of A Man (a sublime song written by Robert 'Frizz' Fuller - note). These two songs were already gathered in David Lindley's album called El Rayo-X (released 1980). Mama's Got A Girlfriend Now (written by Ben Harper), and Angel From Montgomery (written by John Prine) bring a country music touch to the album. Then album turns into Rock 'n' Roll sound with two songs by Tom Freund: Click Yo' Heels and an incredible You Should Have Come To Me. King of the Delta Blues, Robert Johnson, couldn't be left out: ardent covers of Dust My Broom and Sweet Home Chicago precede an already very accomplished version of Pleasure And Pain (a Ben Harper's original).
01 - Whipping Boy 02:48
02 - Jesus On The Main Line 04:10
03 - Pay The Man 05:01
04 - Quarter Of A Man 04:23
05 - Mama's Got A Girlfriend Now 04:20
06 - Angel From Montgomery 05:28
07 - Click Yo' Heels 04:22
08 - You Should Have Come To Me 04:24
09 - Dust My Broom 04:01
10 - Sweet Home Chicago 03:44
11 - Pleasure And Pain 04:55
Gamble for more Ben Harper & Tom Freund