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Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa - Had to Cry Today - 2004 - Provogue

Blues-rock guitar wizard Joe Bonamassa can make a set of electric six-strings burn and wail, but like many such guitarists, he still requires focus for it to be truly special. Such intense focus is a hallmark of Had to Cry Today. While some guitarists squander notes, Bonamassa makes each one count whether he's engaging in country-flavored picking (the late, great Danny Gatton was clearly an influence), blistering rock-edged blues, or turbulent, inspired jamming. Had to Cry Today delivers on Bonamassa's previous promise in a big way. © 2013 Rovi Corp | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/album/release/had-to-cry-today-mr0002779119

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1. Never Make Your Move Too Soon (B.B. King cover) - Stix Hooper, Will Jennings 4:06
2. Travellin' South (Albert Collins cover) - Gwendolyn Collins 3:50
3. Junction 61 - Joe Bonamassa 0:48
4. Reconsider Baby (Lowell Fulson cover) - Lowell Fulson 6:51
5. Around the Bend - Bonamassa, Jennings 5:11
6. Revenge of the 10 Gallon Hat - Bonamassa 2:54
7. When She Dances - Bonamassa, Jennings 4:53
8. Had to Cry Today (Blind Faith cover) - Steve Winwood 6:49
9. The River - Bonamassa, Bob Held 5:30
10. When the Sun Goes Down - Bonamassa, Jennings 2:44
11. Faux Mantini - Bonamassa 2:26


Joe Bonamassa - Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
Eric Czar - Bass, Fretless Bass
Benny Harrison - Hammond Organ
Kenny Kramme - Drums, Percussion
Jon Paris - Harmonica


Guitar mastermind Joe Bonamassa, a young player with the childhood dream of playing music similar to legends like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, and Jimi Hendrix, was 22 when he inked a deal with Epic. Hailing from Utica, New York, Bonamassa could play the blues before he could drive a car. He first heard Stevie Ray Vaughan at age four and was instantly taken by Vaughan's high-powered playing. At the age eight, he opened for B.B. King, and at age 12, he was playing regularly around upstate New York. It was soon thereafter that Bonamassa hooked up with the band Bloodline, which featured other musicians' sons: Waylon Krieger (Robby Krieger's son), Erin Davis (Miles Davis' drummer kid), and Berry Oakley, Jr. (son of the Allman Brothers bassist). Bloodline released a self-titled album, but Bonamassa wanted to move on. In summer 2000 he guested for Roger McGuinn on Jethro Tull's summer tour, later releasing his debut solo album, A New Day Yesterday. Produced by longtime fan Tom Dowd, the album marked a move toward a more organic and rock-sounding direction. He put together a power trio with drummer Kenny Kramme and bassist Eric Czar and hit the road to support the album. Upon returning from the road, he hooked up with Dowd to record the muscular and sweeping studio disc So, It's Like That and released a document of the tour, A New Day Yesterday Live. The following year, Bonamassa put out Blues Deluxe, featuring nine cover versions of blues classics alongside three originals. The muscular You & Me appeared in 2006, followed by the more acoustic-tinged Sloe Gin in 2007. A year later, Bonamassa released the two-disc live album Live from Nowhere in Particular, followed in 2009 by The Ballad of John Henry. Late in 2009 he released the DVD Live from the Royal Albert Hall with guest spots from Eric Clapton and Paul Jones. In 2010, the guitarist released his first disc for the Premier Artists label, Black Rock, featuring a guest appearance by B.B. King. It was followed by the debut album from Black Country Communion, a blues-rock supergroup which put him in the company of bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, drummer Jason Bonham, and keyboardist Derek Sherinian. Bonamassa, ever the overachiever, released his earthy Dust Bowl in March of 2011, followed by Black Country Communion's 2 in June and by his unique collaboration with vocalist Beth Hart on a searing collection of soul covers entitled Don't Explain in September. In May of 2012, Bonamassa released Driving Towards the Daylight. The album reunited the guitarist with producer Kevin Shirley, who brought in Aerosmith's Brad Whitford to play rhythm guitar on the 11 tracks. © MacKenzie Wilson © 2013 Rovi Corp | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/artist/joe-bonamassa-mn0000118243

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