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Blues Deluxe [CD]

Joe Bonamassa Audio CD
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A child prodigy, Bonamassa was finessing Stevie Ray Vaughan licks when he was seven and by the time he was ten, had caught B.B. King’s ear. After first hearing him play, King said, “This kid's potential is unbelievable. He hasn't even begun to scratch the surface. He's one of a kind.” By age 12, Bonamassa was opening shows for the blues icon and went on to tour ... Read more in Amazon's Joe Bonamassa Store

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  • Audio CD (1 Jan 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Provogue Records
  • ASIN: B00094OC6K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,899 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. You Upset Me Baby
2. Burning Hell
3. Blues Deluxe
4. Man of Many Words
5. Woke Up Dreaming
6. I Don't Live Anywhere
7. Wild About You Baby
8. Long Distance Blues
9. Pack It Up
10. Left Overs
11. Walking Blues
12. Mumbling Word

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To celebrate 2003 "Year of the Blues," Bonamassa released Blues Deluxe, featuring nine cover versions of blues classics along with three originals. For years, fans had asked whether Joe would ever do a classic blues album. So when the So, It's Like That tour ended, Bonamassa entered the studio with producer Bob Held and engineer Gary Tole (David Bowie, Jimmy Vaughan, Bon Jovi) and recorded some of his favorite blues covers just to "blow off steam." The resulting masters were so compelling that Bonamassa and his label decided to finish the record and release Blues Deluxe.

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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have Blues CD 21 May 2006
Format:Audio CD
I first heard a track from Blues Deluxe on the radio whilst driving my car. I am sure that many will recognize the feeling if I said it was one of those moments that I had to pull over to write down the name of the track as I knew I had to get this CD. Since the delivery dropped through my letterbox I have not played anything else in my car.

Sometimes I have bought a CD as a result of hearing one track in this way only to feel a bit let down with the rest of the CD. With Blues Deluxe every track is a favorite of mine and the production is just first class. If you like blues I feel you will not be disappointed with Blues Deluxe.
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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful
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How Joe Bonamassa manages to remain a secret is beyond me! Having "discovered" him recently with his great New Day Yesterday album, I ordered Blues Deluxe, and am frankly just blown away! This is undoubtedly one of the best blues albums I have ever heard, and I own loads of them. I strongly recommend this album. Sadly, I only found out he had toured the UK after the tour was finished :-(
Joe does it all on this album. Burning Hell is a real Texas style rocker, followed by the beautiful title track. Just when I think these are my favourite tracks on the album, I listen to it again, and get blown away all over again.
Buy it. Trust me you won't be sorry!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Gem from Joe 30 Aug 2006
Format:Audio CD
This guy is GOOOD. Great songs, great production and (as always) fine guitar work. This is the best of electric blues with an individual touch of class that Joe's playing and singing brings to every track. Not a duff song on the album - check out my personal favourite - Burning Hell, shades of the late, great John Lee Hooker with some fine harp playing to boot. You will not be disappointed with this CD - guaranteed.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Un-blinking-believably good 22 April 2006
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"Yes, yes, yes" in the fashion of Meg Ryan.

This is some of the best electric blues around. I went by the Amazon reviews when I bought this album and pe-lease listen to them. Jo Bonamassa is fabulous. Im a big Robin Trower and Rory Gallagher fan. They had their best days in the seventies. The noughties and teens are Jo's.

I can recommend this album and Im going to buy the rest. If you like electric blues buy this album. If you like great electric blues - buy this album. If you love the best, most fantastic electric blues - BUY this album. He deserves your ear time.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fire in the belly 18 Jun 2004
Format:Audio CD
With every new name comes the inevitable comparisons with the "originals" and you can hear them all here! So what does Joe have to offer us, and should you buy the cd?
Well he has fire in his belly. From the very first opening heavy SRV funk to the resonator slide outings, Joe Bonamassa can make your heart beat faster. The playing is passionate and the backing from Eric Czar on Bass and Kenny Kramme on drums is funky, tight and faultless. Stevie Ray Vaughan is in here in spades and although it is difficult to compare these two the same level of intensity comes through. This cannot be said about the other copycat artists and Bonamassa has a great voice - reminiscent a bit of Derek Trucks.
Nice to hear a Buddy Guy track in 'Man of Many Words' and he plays lyrically with conviction and authenticity. So if you like your blues 'straight ahead' , a bit more rock than country, and singing that does the same, Joe is your man.
While his youth gives him away and some self indulgency is forgivable at this level of playing, my guess is that this is not the best he can do. Still, buy it and start to follow this man, he is going to reward us with something excellent in the future.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars definitely deluxe 19 Jan 2007
Format:Audio CD
I first heard Joe Bonamassa on Paul Jones' fabulous BBC2 program [thanks to the good ol' internet].

I ordered "You and Me" immediately and loved it. Craved more so decided to get "Blues Deluxe" sent over.

WEEEELLL...... I know comparisons at this level are a little meaningless but this album challenges my view that Stevie Ray Vaughan is as good as it gets.

Every track is a cracker. What impresses me about Joe is his versatility- there's the hard rockin' electric stuff, acoustic magic, sweet slide...

I mean, where does this guy end? He ends with "Mumbling Word", track 12, a luscious piece of classic blues with that lovely tinny Dobro sound [although the sleeve notes don't mention a Dobro, maybe it's that 1936 Gibson?].

Do yourself a favor, treat your ears to some of the most deluxe blues you'll ever hear!!!! 5 stars? Make it ten!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pick of the bunch 30 Mar 2010
By Dr J
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i just wanted to say that, as a long-time fan of Joe's work, i've just been listening to his back catalogue again, in the light of his most recent release, Black Rock. And you know, i still think Blues Deluxe is his best album. I know Joe himself dislikes his earlier 'shouty' singing, and has taken great pains to work on a smoother, more tutored voice, but i rather like the rawness here, and the energy and exuberance of this album. For me it represents the apex of when his experience had started to really show, but everything still sounded really fresh and full of 'rising star' joy. Now Joe has hit the big time, everything is much more polished and glossy, but i think maybe some of that young vitality has been rubbed away and, dare i say, a certain sameness is creeping in. Blues Deluxe is a really mixed, hooky affair by comparison, lots of funky rhythms (which seem to have been ditched in favour of more straight-ahead rock rhythms these days) and up-front, twisty licks to die for, especially on the title track. It might be less polished, but maybe its got a bit more mojo? If i could only keep one of Joe's albums, this would still be the one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I'm yet to purchase a Joe Bonamassa I didn't like.
Well engineered. fantastic Musicians. Great numbers.
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Published 13 days ago by benbowbaggybum
5.0 out of 5 stars Bluesy, great guitars, great voice
If you like JB, or like anything blues-based, or just great guitar-based music buy this. JB has to be one of the best guitar musicians in the world currently - and a great vocalist... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Andrew D
5.0 out of 5 stars JOE
Brilliant musician. If you have never listened to Joe, I suggest you start. His main fault is his tendency to shout. Read more
Published 3 months ago by J. J. Mason
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Guitarist in the world!
Joe Bonamassa is amazing! Go and see him live as well! I like all his work - this is a very good blues album.
Published 3 months ago by Mr. David Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Blues Deluxe, blues genius....
This is my first Joe Bonamassa purchase & will be the first of many, the craftsmanship & skill at work on this album is incredible. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. P. J. Maskell
3.0 out of 5 stars For die-hard blues fans
I am a mild fan of blues music and I wanted to listen to something that was not the classic BB King & friends. Bonamassa name came up and I decided to give it a try. Read more
Published 4 months ago by D. Giusti
5.0 out of 5 stars Just love joe
If you like the blues well you love Joe Bonamassa, only just heard of him and cannot understand how he not more on the radio. Just try his cds there no one to touch him
Published 4 months ago by michael jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Joe's Just Got It
Smooth and gravelly all together. Classic quiet moments and raw raging guitar
from one of the masters makes this album worth having. Take it away Joe.....
Published 10 months ago by Debbie Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Joe Bonamassa plays the blues
Having already got 2 recent albums of Joe`s,I thought I would try an earlier example - so glad I did. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Thomas Graben
1.0 out of 5 stars wont play
dont waste your money if you want to play this on a portable cd wont play on my sony or technics whilst other artists stuff off!
Published 11 months ago by Mr. C. S. Turner
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