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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 14 September 2010
I first heard Freddy when he played with John Mayall during the days of Mayalls JAZZ BLUES FUSION and he impressed me alot. His light fingered and intricate playing seems to get into your head and before you know it he's hooked you as a life long fan. This fine re-issue has long been wanted by many of both John Mayall fans and those who investigated further in the JAZZ BLUES FUSION days and managed to get copies on a 12"album. Freddy has been through the Blues mill and as you listen to the opening title track, 'BLUESOLOGY' he tells you all you need to know about blues clubing during the fifties & sixties. His clear soulful voice carries you back to those days of the masters of the genre and you have to listen to more of them as his story fades. It really sets the mood.
All the tracks are drawn from two of his best known albums recorded during the early 70's 'AT THE DRIVE-IN' & 'OFF THE CUFF' along with other tracks laid down on the Stax owned Enterprise label. He had already honed his style during session work with, Howlin'Wolf & Little Walter and was well into the soulful blues of Ray Charles, Isaac Hayes and Johnny 'Guitar' Watson by the time these recording were made. Stand-out tracks for me are 'Off the Cuff', 'Bluesology','Medicine man','The Creeper'and 'Black Fox' but in truth the whole album is a joy to listen to.
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