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The Best of the Stony Plain Years

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Download links and information about The Best of the Stony Plain Years by Long John Baldry. This album was released in 2014 and it belongs to Blues genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 44:03 minutes.

Artist: Long John Baldry
Release date: 2014
Genre: Blues
Tracks: 11
Duration: 44:03
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Good Morning Blues 3:47
2. I'm Shakin' 3:48
3. Easy Street 3:49
4. Midnight Special 3:22
5. Gallows Pole 2:44
6. Midnight Hour Blues 3:56
7. Dimples 3:56
8. Insane Asylum 5:24
9. Midnight In New Orleans 3:23
10. Black Girl 3:01
11. Time's Gettin' Tougher Than Tough 6:53

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The late Long John Baldry was a pioneer of the '60s British blues movement. In the States, he became better known as a musical mentor for Rod Stewart and Elton John than for his own diverse catalog as an artist. The Best of the Stony Plain Years provides a balanced overview of his latter-day recordings released prior to his passing in 2005. Baldry’s gravelly vocal style gave his work a streetwise authenticity, whether he was rendering contemporary tunes or traditional material. On this collection, he displays both his rough-hewn and polished sides with the easy touch of a musical master. His skill at interpreting folk tunes can be heard on “Midnight Special” and “Gallows Pole” (both from his LP Remembering Leadbelly), as well as on “Black Girl,” a stunning duet with Kathi McDonald. “Easy Street” and “Midnight in New Orleans” reveal his rascally charm as a jazz singer, while blues tunes like “I’m Shakin’” and “Dimples” find him full of swagger and sass. A special treat is “Time’s Gettin' Tougher Than Tough,” featuring Jimmy Witherspoon and The Duke Robillard Band. Baldry’s legacy is well served by this excellent compilation.