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Colwell-Winfield Blues Band - 1971 - Live Bust

Colwell-Winfield Blues Band - 1971 - Live Bust

Progressive bluesrock recorded live at the Phoenix Coffee House. The band had an earlier major label LP in the same style ("Cold Wind Blues", Verve Forecast, 1968).

Tracks :
A1 Cursin Blues
A2 Have A Taste
A3 Help Me
A4 How Blue Can You Get
B1 Eyesight To The Blind
B2 Sombrero Sam
B3 Don't Start Me Talkin'
B4 Stop Breakin Down

I was happy to see the Colwell-Winfield Blues Band included on a Bosstown Sound sampler because I thought they were forgotten and maybe would not be invited to the party because they were not playing rock. They were definately part of the scene. A lot of us rockers were finding the blues during this period. One of my most thrilling musical experiences was seeing BB King at the Boston Tea Party. I vaguely knew Clapton drew from him. BB's quitar playing opened up a whole new world to me and that night the audience reacted to every bend and trill.
   I always thought of them as our Paul Butterfield Blues Band and they do cover I Got A Mind To GIve up Living on the album like Butterfield and have a similar sound and feel. The album is real sweet with good horns and a tasty quitar tone. All together its a solid blues album you would not be dissapointed in if you pick it up.

Live Bust the Colwell Winfield Blues Band    I saw on the web somewhere that Colwell-Winfield backed Van Morrison on the Moondance LP and thought that was a pocket full of crap but sure enough I found a Danish radio interview Morrison did in 1985 and he says...."I suppose it was just the timing and I'd just found a band that was able to play what I had in mind, actually. I think that was what happened. I did the Woodstock festival. Not the other one. And there was a band on it, Colwell-Winfield Blues Band and that was most of the band that played on Moondance. It was from that group. So I just met them at that festival and did a couple of rehearsals and it seemed to be what I was looking for. And that was it." Link to Van Morrison Interview
Memory from Collin Tilton of the Colwell Winfield in this article - CLICK

   In 1971 Bill Cowell and Mike Winfield reunited along with Chicago Bob, Chuck Purro and Michael Constantino to play a gig at the Phoenix Coffee House that ws recorded by Harry G. Chickles (That's the guy who held the Boston Sound Festival at the Psychedelic Supermarket) and released as Live Bust. The police closed them down at the end and you hear that anouncement on the LP. There is down and dirty live blues playing here. Colwell really burns it up. What a great blues player in the BB King style. Blues doesn't age like the psychedelic rock does, so these two albums sound good now . A cover of Sombraro Sam by Charles Lloyd gives the piano player room to solo.

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