LESLIE WEST: Blue Me PROMO CD Absolutely amazing Blues covers album [Montrose, Free, John Fogerty, etc.] by the Mountain guitarist! Check audio (all songs)


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Release Date May 23, 2006
Duration 51:51
Recording Location:   Kevinth Heaven Studios, Las Vegas, NV,  Showplace Studios, Dover, NJ, The Tone Factory, Las Vegas, NV

Leslie West  – Blue Me
Label: Provogue PROMO
Format: PROMO CD, Album. This is a special PROMO CD and it mentions so on the disc with big bold letters!
Country: Netherlands
Released: 2006
Genre: Blues Rock, Classic Rock
1. Blues Before Sunrise  4:33 Leroy Carr
2. I Woke Up This Morning 4:35 Graham Barnes
3. Four Day Creep 3:18 Ida Cox
4. Hit The Road Jack 3:44 Percy Mayfield
5. Standin’ Around Crying 6:38 McKinley Morganfield
6. One Thing On My Mind 3:52 Sammy Hagar / Ronnie Montrose
7. Green River 3:54 John Fogerty
8. Sinners Prayer 6:31 Leslie West
9. Woman 4:07 Andy Fraser / Paul Rodgers
10. Tore Down 3:30 Leslie West
11. Summertime 4:00 Ira Gershwin / DuBose Heyward

Here sharing a moment with Keith Moon (The Who drummer)

Gig of the century:

Leslie West returns to the Blues Bureau label with “Blue Me,” a collection of rock blues rock covers done in the inimitable West style. “Blue Me” contains the kind of guttural vocals and soulful bluesy guitar playing that have established Leslie as one of the greatest talents in the history of rock and roll
5.0 out of 5 stars
For all casual listeners – don’t hesitate to check this set of covers. All songs have Leslies’ signature on them plus some excellent backing from the other musicians, including some beautiful piano playing.
Blues rock guitar at its best, innovative and modern. Good work Leslie!
5.0 out of 5 stars Another 5 Stars for Leslie,
It is just my kind of blues; slow and deep. Blue Me follows Leslies last few entries; all covers. This is fine with me. No need to re-invent the wheel. Just do the greats as only the greatest can do them. Keep’em coming Leslie, keep’em coming. The samples do not do this CD justice.
5.0 out of 5 stars
If you really like Leslie West you like every note he plays. Not because hes good but because of how his sound makes you feel. These are some pretty nice covers. Green River in particular. If you do like Leslie this is another one you should have…but then again if you really like Leslie you have probably already decided to get it. You won’t be disappointed.
5.0 out of 5 stars
These blues classics make the sadness disappear,
Yes, this the Leslie West of Mountain (Mississippi Queen et al)and West, Bruce and Lang. He never stopped playing but blues tends to be cyclical in its audience appeal and the latest resurgence is well established right now (2010). “Blue Me” is a collection of the classics we older musicians grew up listening and playing to. The opening track, “Blues Before Sunrise” is masterfully done and as good as when Clapton did it on his album “From the Cradle”, his best album in my opinion. #2, a Graham Barnes tune called “I woke up this morning”, is an up-dressed version of this long-loved classic which was covered by 10 Years After. Of course Mr. West administers his own signature treatment of the song, like tasteful bends and vibrato at the low end of the neck and works upward. Most players Dive immediately into the “box” as high up the neck (where the pickups dwell) as possible and do incredibly long and often repetitive solos there and there’s little difference among players. Not so with Les. He commands the entire neck like very few others. Les also treats the listener to Muddy Waters’ “Standing ’round Crying”, Sonny Thompsons’ “Tore Down”, and Lowell Fulsons great “Sinners Prayer, all three of which were also covered on Erics “From the Cradle” but the guitar work is truly unforgettable. Throw in John Forgery’s “Green River” and Gershwin’s “all-time classic” “Summertime” and you’ve got your hands on the best blues record to come down that long dirt road in a long, long time. By the way, the great Ainsley Dunbar counts him in on the drums while a relative newcomer with tons of guitar talent, Todd Wolfe, backs Les up. Tim Fahey, Kevin Curry, Art Groom and Brian Mitchell are contributors to the magic in a big way. So, if you like blues and blues guitar, I recommend Americas best ’60s and ’70s Guitarist/Singer, Leslie West. One listen and you won’t be blue any more! Promise. Dan “Maggie” McGuiness, Bluze News Mag.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Once in a blue moon an album comes around that’s what I call a “total play”. Ever cut is a gem. This is one of those albums. Oh yes Leslie has been leading up to this with his last 4 or 5 releases, in which he’s gone back to his roots, the blues. This is how I dream it would be for Leslie, as he & I grew older. I remember Leslie so well as he was part of my very first concert ever when his first group the Vagrants opened for the Yardbirds 1967 at the Commack arena. Through the years I always thought of Leslie as the tastiest guitarist on the planet. For me one of his best cuts was his live version of Dreams of Milk & Honey on the Flowers of Evil album. Matter of fact that whole live side is just the best, that is until, Blue Me. The production, his guitar work,& most of all the unmistaken voice of Leslie himself, he just in fine form. I would pay a kings ransom to see him do BLUE ME Live, with the musicians on this album. He is never sounded better. This should go down as a classic, and its a must have for any Mountain or Leslie West fan. Leslie should have a spot in the Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame. Hes a legend.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nobody plays the guitar like Leslie West. Blues to Die For, great. Got Blooze, great. Blue Me, over the top. There is not a bad song on this album. Finally Leslies great talent is show cased to the T.
5.0 out of 5 stars
West has a gritty, rocky, blues edge…from a former rocker, now blues enthusiast -he hit all the right notes…
5.0 out of 5 stars
Just buy it, all the songs are great, but Summertime is one of the best Leslie has ever done.


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