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7.10.08

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Peter Green - A Fool No More - 2002 - Armoury

Peter Green, the legendary British guitarist is regarded by many people as the greatest white blues guitarist ever. The great bluesman B.B. King once referred to Peter Green as "the only guitarist who ever made me sweat," and that's saying something from the blues legend. This album seems to be very hard to find. It is a superb album, and stamped with "Greenie's" "deep blues" understated playing. The disc by the "Black Magic Woman" man is HR by A.O.O.F.C. Buy his brilliant "Blues By Green" album, and listen to his exceptional "The Robert Johnson Songbook " and "Destiny Road" albums. Don't forget the classic Fleetwood Mac, "Then Play On" album with Peter Green at his best. Check out Peter's detailed bio @ PGREEN/BIO/WIKI

TRACK LISTING

Here is the correct listing for A Fool No More - A.O.O.F.C thanks LuckiLuc for this info...Cheers!

1. A Fool No More
2. Just another guy
3. Six String Guitar
4. Rubbing My Eyes
5. Long Way from Home
6. Like a Hot Tomato
7. Funky Jam
8. Got to See Her Tonight
9. Born on the Wild Side
10. Bullet in the Sky
11. Carry My Love
12. Bad Bad Feeling

A Fool No More by Peter, Funky Jam with Terence 'Snowy' White, Kuma Harada, Peter Bardens, Reg Isadore and Lennox Langton. All others by Michael D. Green, Peter's brother.

SHORT BIO

His career riddled by drug abuse and paranoia, Peter Green is still regarded by some fans as the greatest white blues guitarist ever, Eric Clapton notwithstanding. As he grew up in London's working-class East End, Green's early musical influences were Hank B. Marvin of the Shadows, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Freddie King, and traditional Jewish music. Born Peter Greenbaum but calling himself Peter Green by age 15, he played bass before being invited in 1966 by keyboardist Peter Bardens to play lead in the Peter B's, whose drummer was a lanky chap named Mick Fleetwood. The 19-year-old Green was with Bardens just three months before joining John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, whose rapidly shifting personnel included bassist John McVie and drummer Aynsley Dunbar. A keen fan of Clapton, Green badgered Mayall to give him a chance when the Bluesbreakers guitarist split for an indefinite vacation in Greece. Green sounded great and, as Mayall recalls, was not amused when Clapton returned after a handful of gigs, and Green was out. When Clapton left the band for good six months later to form Cream, Mayall cajoled Green back. Fans were openly hostile because Green was not God, although they appreciated Clapton's replacement in time. Producer Mike Vernon was aghast when the Bluesbreakers showed up without Clapton to record the album A Hard Road in late 1966, but was won over by Green's playing. On many tracks you'd be hard-pressed to tell it wasn't Clapton playing. With an eerie Green instrumental called "The Supernatural," he demonstrated the beginning of his trademark fluid, haunting style so reminiscent of B.B. King. When Green left Mayall in 1967, he took McVie and Fleetwood to found Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. Jeremy Spencer and Danny Kirwan shortly afterward gave Fleetwood Mac an unusual three-guitar front line. Green was at his peak for the albums Mr. Wonderful, English Rose, Then Play On, and a live Boston Tea Party recording. His instrumental "Albatross" was the band's first British number one single and "Black Magic Woman" was later a huge hit for Carlos Santana. But Green had been experimenting with acid and his behavior became increasingly irrational, especially after he disappeared for three days of rampant drug use in Munich. He became very religious, appearing on-stage wearing crucifixes and flowing robes. His bandmates resisted Green's suggestion to donate most of their money to charity, and he left in mid-1970 after writing a harrowing biographical tune called "The Green Manalishi." After a bitter, rambling solo album called The End of the Game, Green saddened fans when he hung up his guitar, except for helping the Mac complete a tour when Spencer suddenly joined the Children of God in Los Angeles and quit the band. Green's chaotic odyssey of almost a decade included rumors that he was a gravedigger, a bartender in Cornwall, a hospital orderly, and a member of an Israeli commune. When an accountant sent him an unwanted royalty check, Green confronted his tormentor with a gun, although it was unloaded. Green went to jail briefly before being transferred to an asylum. Green emerged in the late '70s and early '80s with albums In the Skies, Little Dreamer, White Sky, and Kolors, featuring at times Bardens, Robin Trower drummer Reg Isidore, and Fairport Convention drummer Dave Mattacks. He reprised the Then Play On Mac standard "Rattlesnake Shake" on Fleetwood's solo 1981 album, The Visitor. British author Martin Celmins wrote Green's biography in 1995. Psychologically troubled, on medication, and hardly playing the guitar for most of the '90s, the reclusive Green resumed sporadic recording in the second half of the decade. He surfaces unexpectedly from time to time, most prominently January 12, 1998, when Fleetwood Mac was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In a rare, perfect moment, Green jammed with fellow inductee Santana on "Black Magic Woman." © Mark Allan, All Music Guide

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is the fourth really great Peter Green solo album. Hard to find his stuff, too. Thanks for posting. Love yer blog. - izzy

Andy said...

Sorry, AOOFC, but the tracks don't match the listing. Track one isn't One Woman Love, it's Fool. Therefore, what's six.....Seven Stars as posted is an instrumental, no lyrics.
Nice 320 rip, though.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, AOOFC, but the tracks don't match the listing. Track one isn't One Woman Love, it's Fool. Therefore, what's six.....Seven Stars as posted is an instrumental, no lyrics.
Nice 320 rip, though. - Izzy

A.O.O.F.C said...

Cheers, izzy. His stuff is too hard to find, but I'll keep trying...TVM, & TTU soon

A.O.O.F.C said...

Cheers, Andy/Anon/Izzy. Help is needed with track listing. Track 1 is "Fool" ok. Track 6 is a bit enigmatic. Greenie fans - HELP!

LuckiLuc said...

Here is the correct listing for A Fool No More

1. A Fool No More
2. Just another guy
3. Six String Guitar
4. Rubbing My Eyes
5. Long Way from Home
6. Like a Hot Tomato
7. Funky Jam
8. Got to See Her Tonight
9. Born on the Wild Side
10. Bullet in the Sky
11. Carry My Love
12. Bad Bad Feeling

A Fool No More by Peter, Funky Jam with Terence 'Snowy' White, Kuma Harada, Peter Bardens, Reg Isadore and Lennox Langton. All others by Michael D. Green, Peter's brother.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hey, LuckiLuc. Thanks a million for going to this trouble. Great info...Cheers, & keep in touch!

Andy said...

aoofc & luckiluc - great stuff. Can't believe this shout out worked. Thanks for the help.....
I don't know how a track came to be mis-labelled Seven Stars, but it's a great title for a Peter Green track and I hope he records one soon. Giving you guys credit. Andy

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Andy! Thanks for comment. It's great to get this kind of info from LuckiLuc. People like this are a great help. And the album is an obscure one. Keep in touch, Andy, & thanks again, LuckiLuc. You make blogging worthwhile. TTU both soon

nenest56 said...

Great stuff!

Thank you so much...
Nenest from Switzerland

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Nenest! Haven't heard from you in ages! Glad you like the album

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Peter Green album. He is far and away my favorite guitarist and blues singer. Would love any more albums by the greenman......thanks for all your efforts

- radio_junkie

A.O.O.F.C said...

How are you, radio_junkie? Thanks for comment. Great to hear from a "Greenie" fan. Have you any albums in mind? Please keep in touch...ttu soon

Anonymous said...

Please, help!
Links is dead!
Your posts are nice!

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi, Anonymous. Thanks. Expect a new link before May 7th

papachopper said...

Hi AOOFC, best blog on the Net !
Can't find the link, though.....

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,papachopper. Thanks for reminding me about link, and for your kind words.
Try
http://www.megaupload.
com/?d=0U5CMK9Q

Here are correct track listings. The rar file has mislabelled tracks

1. A Fool No More
2. Just another guy
3. Six String Guitar
4. Rubbing My Eyes
5. Long Way from Home
6. Like a Hot Tomato
7. Funky Jam
8. Got to See Her Tonight
9. Born on the Wild Side
10. Bullet in the Sky
11. Carry My Love
12. Bad Bad Feeling

Cheers!

papachopper said...

Hi AOOFC, thanks a bunch for your swift reply.
However, I think there is some confusion regarding this album.
As a matter of fact the link you refer to is the actual Peter Green compilation 'A Fool No More' (Armoury, ARMC0047, year: 2001):
The RAR file has the following track listing:
1. One Woman Love
2. Seven Stars
3. Woman Don't
4. Gotta See Her Tonight
5. Watcha Gonna Do
6. A Fool No More
7. Walkin' The Road
8. Apostle
9. Funky Chunk
10. Rubbing My Eyes
11. Lost My Love
12. Funky Jam
Tracks 1&7 from 'Little Dreamer'(1980), tracks 2-6-8-9 from 'In The Skies'(1979), tracks 3-4-5-11 from 'Watcha Gonna Do?'(1981),and track 12 from 'White Sky'(1982).
Track 10 appears as a bonus track on the 2005 re-issue of 'Kolors'(1983).
However, there seems to be another compilation album titled 'A Fool no More', also issued in 2001, but as 'MCPS Midnite Jazz & Blues Collection MJB100'. Presume LuckyLuc's track listing refers to that one.
Keep up the good choppin'...and don't forget to boogie !!

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi papachopper. I'll have to find the original. Curiouser and curiouser! It's easier getting the Chilean miners out than sorting this album out! TTU soon....Thanks