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Soul Of A Man [CD]

Eric Burdon Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (16 Aug 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Spv
  • ASIN: B000CC3S14
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 132,040 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  4. Como Se Llama Mama 3:390.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  6. Feeling Blue 4:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Never Give Up Blues 4:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. GTO 5:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Forty Four 4:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Slow Moving Train 5:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down 4:550.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen13. I Don't Mind 5:270.99  Buy MP3 
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For over forty years, Eric Burdon has been gracing the world with his fascinating voice, his infallible feel for authentic blues rock, his talent and energy. The old motto "it's the singer not the song" applies to Burdon more than it does to any other vocalist. Soul Of A Man is a 14-track recording is at the interface of rock, blues, folk and gospel. The credo still applies to Burdon that he is a tour de force, as much now as any other time in Burdon's accomplished career. Soul Of A Man sees Burdon devote himself to more than a dozen diverse classics from the history of blues music. Some slow and heavy, like ´GTO` or ´Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down`, some rocking, driving, demanding ´Soul Of A Man`, ´Red Cross Store`, ´Devil Run`. Others are breathtakingly funky (´Kingsize Jones`) or venturing into the world of boogie (´Circuit Rider`). Soul of a Man is produced by Grammy award winner Tony Braunagel and the band includes Johnny Lee Schell (guitar), Mike Finnigan (organ), Tony Braunagel (Drums) and James "Hutch" Hutchinson (bass) pluus guests Carl Carlton (guitar), Lenny Castro (percussions), John Cleary (piano) and Ivan Neville (background vocals, organ).

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Astonishing comeback album! Recorded in LA with a bunch of execllent players. ERIC BURDON - voc, CARL CARLTON - gtr, JOHNNY LEE SCHELL - gtr, MICHAEL THOMPSON - org, MIKE FINNIGAN - org/pno, REGGIE McBRIDE - bass, TONY BRAUNGAEL - drums, plus background voc & horns. Special guests: ROD PIAZZA - hca.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By G. E. Harrison TOP 500 REVIEWER
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In the mid-60s the Animals were up there with the Beatles and Stones as the best three groups in Britain but Eric left while they were at the top to go it alone, eventually going to San Francisco and starting the group War. Sadly since then he hasn't really had much success despite constantly plugging away. This CD follows up his excellent 'come back' album from 2004 'My Secret Life'.

This CD (originally released in 2006) sees Eric produced by drummer Tony Braunagel and backed by veterans like guitarist Johnny Lee Schell, keyboard players John Cleary, Ivan Neville and Mike Finnigan and also James Hutchinson on bass. The songs are a mixture of old blues like Howlin' Wolf's "44 blues", Muddy Waters "40 days and 40 nights", and also more modern songs like Eric Bibb's "Feeling blue" and "GTO" and "Never give up the blues" both by Davis Munyon, as well as a couple of Eric's own songs. My favourite track is probably "Never give up the blues" which is partly acoustic (I'd like to see Eric doing more acoustic blues) but I also love the Muddy and Wolf songs with Rod Piazza on harp.

Eric sings all the songs with the same power and authority - this is an excellent record, very consistent and well-played and excellently-sang - hearing Eric here you wonder why he isn't better known. Gospel-based songs like Blind Willie Johnson's title track and Eric Bibb's "Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down" remind me of Tom Jones' recent "Praise and blame" CD - but I think that this record is even better than Tom's - it's just a pity that Eric didn't get the same exposure that Tom had.
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5.0 out of 5 stars eric where are you now 7 July 2013
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from the days of the animals,through the days of war eric burdon has the blues voice of blues voices...rock on
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic. 3 Dec 2011
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This is just amazing. Don't think any longer, just put it in your basket and buy it, it's fab.
Play it to all your friends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars King Size Jones 5 Feb 2006
By B Lewis
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Another great song from this fantastic album, his voice is still as good as ever. The whole album 5/5. Definately worth getting for any blues fans out there. 'I Don't Mind' yet another one, you can just imagine listneing this late at night, with the Sax. playing, complimenting his voice, put his all into it. Another you one he makes you feel the pain, of someone who has lost in love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE REAL ERIC BURDON LIVES IN THIS RELEASE!! 21 Mar 2006
By Samuel B. King - Published on Amazon.com
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I read a review about this new CD in BLUES REVIEW and promptly picked it up and placed it in my car stereo. A couple of blocks from the local CD store, I pulled over to the curb and sat there mesmerized, I kid you not! Its all here, the simmering heat, growling Newcastle swagger, familiar blues hollar of ERIC BURDON. I'll admit at having lost touch with this artist over the past decades, viewing him as a former great artist who had descended into the "oldies circuit". Heck, I even decided not to check him out when he played a local venue. However, this CD is a return to his rightful place as a blues singer second to none. It seeps with New Orleans soul. Some of the cuts are reminiscent of the Neville Brothers, others of '70s era War. Under it all there is that primitive Chicago blues feel. Gone are the shredder guitars and synth effects which marred other recent performances. Here we have the sound of telecasters, horns, hammond organ, real percussion and sassy background vocals. Standout tracks are Wolf's 44, Muddy's 40 Days and 40 Nights, the title track and the hilariously rude second number (about a big %@#$). Put this album alongside the best he has ever recorded. Come to thing of it, the anumals version of Hooker's "I'm Mad Again" would have comfortably fit on this release. That's how good it is!! This album makes you realize that, out of all so-called brit invasion singers, Eric Burdon was the "MAN WITH A SOUL". INDEED!!! BUY THIS SUCKER NOW!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Never Give Up The Blues! 5 May 2006
By R. A. Burke - Published on Amazon.com
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Listening to this album, you can't help but wonder what kind of magic potion Eric took to rejuvenate himself. This is easily Eric's best studio album in many years. Tony Braunagel's production is superb and the musicians really cook. This recording has so many highlights that it's hard just to pick out a few. Starting out with Soul of a Man, you are immediately pulled into the mix with conga and some snaky slide guitar as Eric hearkens back to his blues roots. Kingsize Jones uses a combination of funky guitar, sax, and double entendres to hit us where it counts - this should be a great one for concerts. Red Cross Store features a primitive sounding guitar and rocking drums while Como Se Llama Mama returns to the Latin influence of Eric's Spill the Wine days. GTO begins with Eric's vocals joined later by some very sophisticated piano blues. Eric breathes life into the old Blues chestnut Forty Four with a version accompanied by some hot harmonica. Eric really hits the mark with Slow Moving Train and I'm telling you that, as Mark Anthony says in Julius Caesar, "if you have tears, prepare to shed them now." This is one of Eric's most moving vocals, ever. Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down combines the earthy sounds of brushes, acoustic guitar, and organ while I Don't Mind is reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix's Little Wing. The album ends with a bang with Eric and company rocking out to a boogie number entitled Circuit Rider that's very much in the spirit of John Lee Hooker. Eric Burdon has obviously found his muse once again and this album is the result. If you have ever loved the music of Eric Burdon, do yourself a favor and buy Soul of a Man. In my honest opinion, this is the Blues album of the year!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eric has never left us... 18 Jan 2006
By Ford Plymouth Carr - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Absolutely perfect. If you have ever heard an Eric Burdon song and thought-this is great-well this is better than that. The "voice" is a bit jagged but that's why we like it. This is his soul. Buy this now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Howlin' blues 3 Feb 2006
By D. Webb - Published on Amazon.com
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The average rock fan probably thinks of the Animals as one of the British invasion groups of the 60's. Mixed in with their pop sounds, Eric Burdon and the Animals cut some excellent raw blues numbers like Gin House Blues and Dimples. Eric Burdon returns to that gritty sound on "Soul of a Man". The tracks represent some of the best blues I have heard in years. The combination of Eric's unique craggy voice and the blistering attack of his latest band makes this a disc I recommend to all rock and blues fans. Folks, it don't get no better than this...
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Return Of The Overfed Leaping Gnome 11 April 2006
By Frank Seymour - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Is there only 5 stars to give? This is an outstanding piece of work. The production is great, the band is great, more fine guitar work than Eric's had on his last 15 albums combined. The title cut is drop dead fantastic, I can't stop playing or singing it. This is the kind of album he's been trying to make since 1964. He did it. It's bluesy, it's political, it's social, it's sexy and all delivered by an all star band with Eric's potent voice and unique inflections. I was waiting for a pizza to get delivered when I heard House of the Rising Sun on my transistor radio in 1964. I've been a fan ever since. I've seen him twice live and have everything he's ever recorded. I have the pedigree to proclaim this a landmark recording. Some of the other reviewers got most of it right, some had thumb tacks in their oatmeal before they heard the CD. You can find fault with a few tracks if you want but there's 14 cuts here; that's almost 2 discs worth of music. Break it down to ten of your favorites and call the rest "Bonus Tracks" if that makes you feel better. I take off my hat to Mr. Burdon. Age ain't nothing but a number.
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