Friday, March 11, 2016

Ben Harper & Tom Freund 1992 Pleasure And Pain

Genre: Blues
Rate: 240 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:47:36
Size: 84,23 MB

United States

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

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