Artist: Mick Pini
Title: Happy With The Blues
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: Self Released
Genre: Blues Rock
Quality: 320 kbps
Total Time: 49:20
Total Size: 117 MB
1. Blues Is Cheap (5:20)
2. Catfish Mama (7:31)
3. Jumping Blues (3:46)
4. Let Go (3:42)
5. Going Down (4:10)
6. Happy With The Blues (3:51)
7. You Know I Can (3:52)
8. I've Been A Fool (4:22)
9. She Was Born That Way (4:56)
10. Fishes In The Sea (4:44)
11. Just Pushin' (3:01)
The Mick Pini Band are: Mick Pini, guitar, harmonica and vocals, Uwe Jesdinsky, bass and Markus Klopfer, drums.
Additional Musicians: Alan Sansome, guitar and slide, Volker ‘Wolfman’ Kunschner, Hammond, Gregg Witner, piano, Steve Clayton, acoustic piano, Obe Pflüger, saxophone.
“Great man, I like it” (B.B.King)
“You're the first white blues player with a black feel” (Sherman Robertson)
“Real great player” (Mick Avery, Kinks)
“A great player” (Roger Chapman, Family)
“I haven't heard anything like this since I did the Clapton Beano 1966 John Mayall Album” (Dick Heckstall Smith)
“One of the top acts on the Continent” (Joachim Kirsten, Blues News Germany)
“A great British Blues player” (Dirk Fohrs, Blues News Germany)
“Best live Blues player I've ever seen and been influenced by” (Ian Parker, Blues Matters)
I started playing guitar as a young boy back in 1960. Since then I’ve paid my dues in pubs, clubs, festivals, concert halls – hell, even busking on the streets. Over a lifetime, I've worked with many musicians: Doctor Ross, Professor Longhair, Rich Grech (Blind Faith, Traffic), Mojo Buford, Louisana Red, Dick Heckstall-Smith (John Mayall's Bluesbreakers), Chris Farlowe, Paul Jones (Manfred Mann), BB King, Luther Allison, Roy Estrada (Mothers of Invention, Little Feat), Jimmy Carl Black ((Mothers of Invention) – and more than a few others. Click on the links below if you'd like to know a bit more about my musical background.
Here's part of a review written about me to get you interested in my music:
“With a life time in music you’ll hear echoes and influences from the whole tradition of the blues in Mick’s playing. His uncompromising adherence to a genuine belief in his music has never been deflected. Those distinctive raw, attacking riffs and phrases, often reminiscent of such legendary names as Freddie King, Albert Collins or T-Bone Walker hit you with aggression not unlike a ton of bricks, then in a moment, he’ll melt your heart with a sweeping phrase of pure beauty. These are the hallmarks of Mick Pini: to encounter him live is a joy not to be missed – it’s a blues master class! Live, the winner of the “Talking Blues Award” is simply brilliant – but why take my word for it; Eric Clapton called him the “legitimate successor to Peter Green”, while Mick Vernon described him as “ having the energy and attack that made Freddie King one of the greats. There are too few great guitarists working the European scene. Sure there are many good ones, but only a few have the potential to make a mark in the way Freddie King did many years ago.” A recent gig produced the newspaper headline: “An honour to see blues legend in action.” Perhaps the most telling tribute is the fact that when Mick is in town, Mick Double, Eric Clapton’s manager can regularly be found at the back of the room, quietly enjoying the music.” (Paul McAree)
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