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Neal Black & the Healers

Neal Black & the Healers - Black Power - 1994 - Dixiefrog/Agat

A great album by "the master of high voltage Texas Boogie ". Some of Neal Black's albums are hard to find in the average record store. Strange, as Neal Black is a giant of Blues Rock guitar, and ROLLING STONE Magazine music critics gave 4 star reviews to Neal Black's first 2 releases and John Swenson ( music journalist for "THE NEW YORK FREE PRESS") called Neal Black" one of the most important Blues songwriters /performers on the scene today . There is info about Neal Black and The Healers great "Handful Of Rain" album @ NLBLK/HOR Check out detailed info about Neal Black on this blog @ BIO/NB


1. Misery (5:02)
2. Cadillac To Mexico (4:19)
3. Lost On A Blue Highway (4:23)
4. The Black Power Rag (3:09)
5. I Just Wanna Make Love To You (4:14)
6. Any Woman I Love (5:04)
7. The Frog Strangler Stomp (3:47)
8. Sometimes You Get Lucky (4:46)
9. Blues For Debra (5:10)
10. Hard Way (4:22)
11. It Hurts Me Too (3:41)

All songs composed by Neal Black, except Track 5, by Willie Dixon, and Track 11 by Elmore James


Neal Black - Vocals, Guitars
Jimmy Vivino - Rhythm Guitar, National Guitar
Gib Wharton - Acoustic Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar
Michael Merritt - Acoustic Bass
Barry Ramus - Bass
Johnnie Johnson - Piano
Jimmy Abbott - Piano, Hammond Organ
James Wormworth - Drums, Rainstick
Fred Walcott - Percussion
Jon Paris, John Sebastian - Harmonica
Angelina Petrovic, Gary Wade, Susan Didrichsen - Background Vocals, Claps


NEAL BLACK , Texas Blues Rock guitarist /vocalist has spent the last 25 years electrifying audiences around the world with his fusion of blues , rock , jazz and country . Referred to by one critic as ” the master of high voltage Texas Boogie ”, Neal Black’s guitarist credits include performances on stage or in the studio with Blues /Rock legends like Jimmy Dawkins , Lucky Peterson , Johnnie Johnson , The Chambers Brothers , Papa John Creach , Chuck Berry , John Sebastian (Lovin Spoonful) , Dan Baird ( ex-Georgia Sattelites), Julian Vaughan ( ex-BB King , Albert King , Rudy Ray Moore ) Gerardo Velez (ex-Jimi Hendrix), Harvey Brooks (ex- Bob Dylan ), Jon Paris ( ex-Johnny Winter), Tim Tindall ( ex-Bill Perry, Richie Havens), Jose Fors & Forseps ( Legendary Mexican Artist/Musician), Alabama Slim and others . Neal Black has performed in 17 countries at major festivals and venues including the MONTREAL International Jazzfest (Canada), WOODSTOCK 20th anniversary (New York), GUADALAJARA Blues (Mexico), NEW MORNING, ANTONE’S (Texas) , MONTREUX Jazz (Switzerland), RIVER BLUES FEST (Philadelphia), BRAGDOYA Blues (Norway), LONESTAR ROADHOUSE (N.Y.C), PUISTOBLUES (Finland), CASTLEBAR Blues ( Ireland), NEW ORLEANS Music Fest (Germany) ,, and many more. In the 1980’s Neal Black was a regular on the Texas blues scene opening shows for Stevie Ray Vaughan , Albert King, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Omar & The Howlers , Johnny Copeland, George Thorogood , Leon Russell, Paul Butterfield. During the same period , Neal Black studied music at The Southwest Guitar Conservatory under jazz greats like Barney Kessel ,Herb Ellis and Jacky King . In the 1990’s Neal Black moved to New York City where he quickly gained a reputation as a top guitarist/ performer / songwriter .. Neal was a regular not only with his own project ” THE HEALERS” but also was seen at many a late night jam session playing with Popa Chubby , Joan Osborne , The Holmes Brothers etc ROLLING STONE Magazine music critics gave 4 star reviews to Neal Black’s first 2 releases and John Swenson ( music journalist for “THE NEW YORK FREE PRESS”) called Neal Black” one of the most important Blues songwriters /performers on the scene today . the artist has recorded 6 cd’s for DIXIEFROG Records (Europe) ; his most recent ” HANDFUL OF RAIN ” was released in March 2007. In the U.S.A his records are available on the Flying Fish/Deluge label, on Allegro and on Harmonia Mund Distribution. Neal Black is featured on Polygram Records compilation ” BLUES STORY” where he appears with such legendary blues artists as Muddy Waters, Freddy King, Roy Buchanan, Chuck Berry and others . In 2000, the artist headed to Mexico, where he spent almost 3 years touring the “HARD ROCK CAFE “circuit and performing at blues festivals there.. During his time in Mexico, Neal recorded the critically acclaimed “DREAMS ARE FOR LOSERS” . He was also a professor of music at Pan American University and collaborated often on stageand in the studio with legendary Mexican artist /musician , JOSE FORS & FORSEPS . Neal Black is currently living in the south of France , touring regularly throughout Europe with his band “Neal Black% THE HEALERS” and working as a producer / songwriter / guitarist for projects with other artists including the BLUES CONSPIRACY, FRED CHAPELLIER, LEADFOOT RIVET, NICO WAYNE TOUSSAINT , NINA VAN HORN and many more. [from http://www.metisse-music.com/en/home]