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Collection: The Blues Bureau Years

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Download links and information about Collection: The Blues Bureau Years by Rick Derringer. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Blues, Rock, Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Heavy Metal genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 01:12:39 minutes.

Artist: Rick Derringer
Release date: 2006
Genre: Blues, Rock, Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Heavy Metal
Tracks: 12
Duration: 01:12:39
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Trouble In Paradise 5:07
2. Blue Suede Shoes 5:17
3. Blues All Night Long 8:10
4. Meantown Blues 4:06
5. Electra Blues 5:52
6. If It's the Blues 8:00
7. Blue Boogie 3:56
8. All I Want to Do Is Cry 10:08
9. Let the Good Times Roll 4:06
10. Funky Music 4:56
11. Still Alive and Well 3:34
12. Something Inside of Me 9:27

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A 40-year veteran of the rock wars (he was 16-years-old and a member of the McCoys when their "Hang on Sloopy" knocked the Beatles' "Yesterday" out of the number one spot on the pop charts in the summer of 1965), Rick Derringer forged his own hard rock sound during stints with both Johnny and Edgar Winter in the late '60s and early '70s, and has stuck to it ever since (although recently he has made forays into both smooth jazz and Christian rock). During the '90s he recorded four solo albums for Mark Varney's Shrapnel Records, three of which, 1993's Back to the Blues, 1994's Electra Blues, and 1998's Blues Deluxe, are represented on Collection: The Blues Bureau Years by four songs apiece. So consistent is Derringer's version of hard, blues-inflected rock that everything here feels like it belongs together, and even though Derringer had different players with him for each of the three albums, it all sounds like it was cut at the same session. Think "Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo" deja vu and you'll have the basic template. Highlights include the opener, "Trouble in Paradise," a cover of Johnny Winter's "Meantown Blues," and the blistering "Blues Boogie" instrumental. Nothing here is the blues in the strictest sense, but Derringer knows all the riffs on guitar, and when he amps up and cuts loose, it feels like vintage '70s hard rock, which, come to think of it, Derringer had a big part in creating.