(2008) 8Th Street Nites

Back Door

... read moreMore bass-driven brilliance, produced by the late Felix Pappalardi, former producer of Cream. Though the album is less cohesive than their debut, it soars to even greater heights with its stand-out covers of Leadbelly and Robert Johnson. These blues numbers are largely played as unaccompanied bass...

35′:27″ 12 Songs

1
Back Door
Linin' Track
4:01
2
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Forget Me Daisy
2:14
3
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His Old Boots (Sein Alter Stiefel)
3:21
4
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Blue Country Blues
2:47
5
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Dancin' In The Van
1:52
6
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32-20 Blues
2:25
7
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Roberta
2:50
8
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It's Nice When It's Up
2:55
9
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One Day You're Down, The Next Day Your Down
3:33
10
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Walkin' Blues
3:15
11
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The Bed Creaks Louder
2:21
12
Back Door
Adolphus Beal
3:53
Released 05 February 2008, 1973 Warner Records Inc. Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

Review

More bass-driven brilliance, produced by the late Felix Pappalardi, former producer of Cream. Though the album is less cohesive than their debut, it soars to even greater heights with its stand-out covers of Leadbelly and Robert Johnson. These blues numbers are largely played as unaccompanied bass and vocal pieces. There's something to this unadorned combination -- the inherent grittiness of the bass matched against his voice hearkens back to the raw power of Delta blues, where it's just a guy and his crappy old guitar. On "32-20 Blues," Hodgkinson sings an old Robert Johnson number while throttling away at the bass; on the opening "Laying Track," the whole band takes on Leadbelly in a sort of restrained funkiness, with the constant thrashing of a tambourine underlining the rhythm section's punches on the downbeat. ~ Paul Collins