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Pete Harris

Latest CD review - October 2009

Goin' Away
The Pete Harris Blues Band

Pete Harris has been at the gigging game for more than thirty years. Massive experience in the UK and in Europe, an album recorded on the Blue Horizon label when he was working with Bob Pearce, backing band for numerous visiting blues men and hundreds of local gigs both electric and acoustic, here Pete has his electric hat on and this one is terrific. Twelve tracks, all recorded live in Winchester, with Pete, Hugh Budden (harp/vocals), Bob Manley (bass) & Steve Groves (dms).
Throughout the band swings away with some scintillating music. Tracks range from Slim Harpo's 'Scratch My Back' (a song banned for being too sexy when it first came out) to Muddy's 'Nineteen Years Old' and songs by Rice Miller and Jimmy Rogers, Billy Boy Arnold and more. It's a wonderful trip from the delta to So'ton via the windy city and should not be missed. There is some outstanding axe and harp work by the 'front-line' and the 'back-line' push the whole thing along with verve and skill.
This is one I shall be playing for a long, long time and I shall feature it on my radio show whenever I can. The blues is alive and well and living in Hampshire. Don't miss it.
Ian M
Blues in the South
October 2009



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