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Friday, February 4, 2022

Don Preston - Bluse (1968 us, remarkable blues rock, 2016 korean remaster)

Preston's second release for A&M Records, "Bluse" was a true solo effort. Again produced by Shyrock (Don Nix handling a couple of tracks), the set won't exactly set your musical world on fire. At the same time, Preston remained one amazing guitarist (check out his stinging leads on "Morning Rain" and "Something You've Got") and a surprisingly accomplished singer. 

Anyone hearing "Looking for My Baby" had to wonder how a young white guy could sound like such an aged and authentic bluesman? Musically the album offered up a pleasant mixture of blues originals and covers ("It's Only a Tear" and "Farther Up the Road") and popular soul covers ("Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)"). 
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1. Baby It's You (Don Preston) - 2:00
2. Standing In My Tears (Don Preston) - 3:26
3. You Don't Know What You Got (Don Nix) - 2:10
4. Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won't Do) (Eddie Floyd. Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett) - 3:24
5. Morning Rain (Don Preston) - 2:54
6. Lookin' For My Baby (Don Preston) - 2:52
7. Something You've Got (Bill Medley) - 4:12
8. Farther Up The Road (Don Robey, Joe Veasey) - 2:46
9. It's Only A Tear (Don Preston) - 4:03

*Don Preston - Vocals, Guitar, Dobro
*Bud Deal - Sax 
*Barry Frost - Bass 
*John Hobbs - Keyboards
*Dave Johnson - Bass 
*Jerry Zarimba - Guitar

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