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"Blues For Greeny"
© Virgin Records
Year of Release: 1995
If You Be My Baby
Long Grey Mare
Merry Go Round
I Loved Another Woman
Need Your Love So Bad
The Same Way
Love That Burns
Looking For Somebody
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"Blues For Greeny"
Who is P.A. Greenbaum? All the songs with the exception of one, were
written/co-written by Greenbaum on Gary Moore's 1995 release, Blues For
Greeny. It's the traditional Blues for Moore, that he is famous for on
this album. His first album reviewed on the WSVNRadio site,
was more of a 1980s hard rock styled-album. Although Wild Frontier is
an exceptional album, it's the Blues that makes Gary Moore shine.
The album's opening track, "If You Be My Baby," catches your
attention real fast, as it is truly a "hard driving rocking blues" style
that Moore has recorded many songs before and after, that captures himself
as a great blues artist, in his own style. "Long Grey Mare" is a song
that easily fits Eric Clapton & Cream's style. (Moore teamed up with fellow
Cream members Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce on the BBM album Around The Next
If you like the slow blues, "Merry Go Round" is a great tune, as it
reminds me of the slow blues of B.B. King. A good bouncy blues tune best
describes "I Loved Another Woman." "Need Your Love So Bad" was penned
by Little Willie John, and it's a great blues number for Moore, even better
than the Allman Brothers' version from their album Enlightened Rogues.
Hard driving blues has Moore in high gear on songs such as "The Same
Way" and "Driftin'." The instrumental "The Supernatural"
showcases Moore's great guitar playing, and speaking of Supernatural,
it has a somewhat style to Carlos Santana's "Black Magic Woman."
(Didn't Santana have an album entitled Supernatural recently?)
"Showbiz Blues" has a more R&B Blues feel, as in the early years
of the Rolling Stones. "Love That Burns" -- with a title like that,
it has to be a slow, sad feeling blues style, and it is. "Looking For
Somebody" has a more Rock feel, yet it fits this particular album.
There isn't a Gary Moore album I've heard that is bad or less
entertaining. He is a great blues artist, and phenomenal guitar player.
His vocal style is also unique. For the Blues fan, Gary Moore's music should
not be overlooked. He is one of those talented artists you want to hear more of.
And just to think, he had been the guitarist for Thin Lizzy, so having that
credit behind him is no doubt an exceptional way of looking forward in
more of his music, past, present and future.
Oh, and by the way... I looked up P.A. Greenbaum... It's an alias name
from a gentlemen well known in blues music... Peter Green, an original founding
member of Fleetwood Mac.
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