Junior's Wailing (Digitally Remastered Version)
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Junior's Wailing (Digitally Remastered Version)

13 Nov 2011

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  Song Title
Water Part One
Junior's Wailing
Riding On The L&N
Hold That Train
Passing Through
Autumn Song
When All Your Friends Are Gone
Lost You Too
Supposed To Be Free
Johnny Carl Morton
Even The Clock
Contemporary Chick Con Song
Junior Wailing [Single Version]
I Wouldn't Have Thought

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  • Original Release Date: 13 Nov 2011
  • Label: Repertoire Records
  • Copyright: 2011 Repertoire Records
  • Total Length: 1:14:59
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 72,251 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Atmospheric Blues / Rock Record 21 Feb 2001
By Davey
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have enjoyed listening to this compilation cd containing 16 songs from Steamhammer, a band that first surfaced in 1969, I was a bit disappointed that there were not more tracks from their first album, there are two recordings of Juniors Wailing, one the LP version and the other which was apparently a single release,one word Brilliant ! There is a variety of songs from other albums, and you can track the changing influences of the band from the blues of Juniors Wailing, Just Passing Through, Lost You Too, to the more Jazzy, Johnny Carl Morton. If you were to ask me what other bands sounded similar, I would say that Wishbone Ash, Taste, and the Groundhogs could have been influenced by these guys or vice versa, even Jethro Tull fans could enjoy this CD. The CD starts with a 50 second track called Water which lulls you and then shocks you awake with the start of track2 Juniors Wailing which pounds it's way through one of the best R&B tracks I have ever heard, and which apparently formed the basis for Status Quo's style after they covered this one and had a hit with it! Track three Riding on The L&N is the longest at 10.11 and reminds me somewhat of Cream and then goes of in a sort of rock jazz fusion style, I have to say that this was the track I liked the least, although there is a good bass guitar solo, and driving drum rythym, which you could almost call tribal, before the lead guitar comes swirling in to join them. Hold That Train starts slowly and gradually builds itself to resemble a train clattering along the tracks, a great boogie song in the Canned heat tradition. Track 5 Passing Through there's a lovely freewheeling feel to this one, with almost a hint a of Indian influence here, a really lovely track . Read more ›
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The best collected 10 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I first heard "Passing Through" on a vinyl sampler by CBS called "Fill Your Head With Rock". It starts as though it has been rolling along already for about 5 minutes and even when it fades out at the end it fades back in just to let us know that the band is rolling on. I thought this track was lost to me in the digital age. I bought the Steamhammer album it came from and to be honest nothing quite stood out like "Passing Through". Some time later I came across another Steamhammer album called "Mountains" and the four best tracks are on this compilation. "Riding on the L & N/Hold That Train" are live tracks from that album. They are fairly lengthy but they hold the tension, are easy to listen to and are classy arrangements. The band seems to have constantly evolved and on that last album they got into Tolkienish stuff that is thankfully omitted. From the other albums, "Junior Wailing" steams along and seems to typify them as a classy blues band. There are half a dozen good and very varied tracks here that make this worth splashing out the dosh. Set the CD to 'programme' and listen to them, missing out the filler.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Steamhammer Rocks 6 Sep 2003
By r2uzenblot VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
One of the best but not well known late 60's early 70's band. This compilation has some absolutely classics from the electrifying 'Juniors Wailing' to deep electric blues of 'Contemporary Chick Con Song'. The only fault is that some of the titles do have the oldf self indulgent titles that mean not a lot (Contemporary Chick Con Song?????).
Buy it now and be surprised in the 21st century how listenable this album is.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rockin' Good!! 13 Jun 2009
By Boots
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I've been a dedicated and keen fan of this type of music since the late sixties and like to think that I've seen and heard the best of it over the last forty or so years. Steamhammer though are one band that seemed to have slipped through the net! Hearing the single 'Junior's Wailing' on Planet Rock a few weeks ago it aroused my interest and not knowing their albums plumped for this CD, a recent best of production. It's great! Very much 'of it's time' but great musicianship and a good range of toones. If you are into white-boy blues-rock of this period and want an introduction to the band then buy this. Great stuff!!
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