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Acclaimed guitarist Joe Bonamassa will release his most ambitious CD to date, Had to Cry Today, on August 24, 2004. Following the success of his 2003 release, Blues Deluxe, a tribute album to the blues greats who influenced him most, Bonamassa's latest CD further defines the guitarist/vocalist/songwriter as a force to be reckoned with - from his heartfelt & inspiring vocals to his seamless fusion of blues, rock & country. Incorporating influences of Chicago, Delta & British blues into original material, the influences of Had to Cry Today read like a Who's Who of blues. From the 40s & 50s music of B.B. King, Muddy Waters & Buddy Guy to the English invasion of the Yardbirds, Clapton & Cream, Had to Cry Today deftly elaborates on the many faces of modern music's most influential genre.
Acclaimed guitarist Joe Bonamassa will release his most ambitious CD to date, Had to Cry Today, on August 24, 2004. Following the success of his 2003 release, Blues Deluxe, a tribute album to the blues greats who influenced him most, Bonamassa's latest CD further defines the guitarist/vocalist/songwriter as a force to be reckoned with - from his heartfelt & inspiring vocals to his seamless fusion of blues, rock & country. Incorporating influences of Chicago, Delta & British blues into original material, the influences of Had to Cry Today read like a Who's Who of blues. From the 40s & 50s music of B.B. King, Muddy Waters & Buddy Guy to the English invasion of the Yardbirds, Clapton & Cream, Had to Cry Today deftly elaborates on the many faces of modern music's most influential genre.
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Joe Bonamassa - Had to Cry Today

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Format: CD
Label: PRAR
Catalog: 60280
Rel. Date: 08/24/2004
UPC: 805386028026

Had to Cry Today
Artist: Joe Bonamassa
Format: CD
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Acclaimed guitarist Joe Bonamassa will release his most ambitious CD to date, Had to Cry Today, on August 24, 2004. Following the success of his 2003 release, Blues Deluxe, a tribute album to the blues greats who influenced him most, Bonamassa's latest CD further defines the guitarist/vocalist/songwriter as a force to be reckoned with - from his heartfelt & inspiring vocals to his seamless fusion of blues, rock & country. Incorporating influences of Chicago, Delta & British blues into original material, the influences of Had to Cry Today read like a Who's Who of blues. From the 40s & 50s music of B.B. King, Muddy Waters & Buddy Guy to the English invasion of the Yardbirds, Clapton & Cream, Had to Cry Today deftly elaborates on the many faces of modern music's most influential genre.

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''Blind Faith'' is the self-titled album by the British supergroup Blind Faith, which consisted of Eric Clapton (The Yardbirds, Cream), Ginger Baker (Graham Bond Organisation, Cream), Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis Group, Traffic) and Ric Grech (Family).

There was an intense buzz about the band and its debut album ''Blind Faith'', which on release topped ''Billboards Pop Albums chart in America (as it did the UK and Canadian charts) and peaked at #40 on the Black Albums chart, an impressive feat for a British rock quartet. In addition, ''Rolling Stone'' published three reviews of the album in their September 6, 1969 issue, which were written by Ed Leimbacher, Lester Bangs, and John Morthland.

They began to work out songs early in 1969, and in February and March the group was in London at Morgan Studios, preparing for the beginnings of basic tracks for their album, although the first few almost finished songs didn't show up until they were at Olympic Studios in April and May under the direction of producer Jimmy Miller. The music community was already aware of the linkup, despite Clapton's claim that he was cutting an album of his own on which Winwood would play. The rock press wasn't buying any of it, knowing that Baker was involved as well, and then the promoters and record companies got involved, pushing those concerned for an album and a tour.

The recording of their album was interrupted by such a tour of Scandinavia, then a U.S. tour from July 11 (Newport) to August 24 (Hawaii), supported by Free, Taste and Delaney & Bonnie and Friends. Although a chart topper the LP was recorded hurriedly and side two consisted of just two songs, one of them a 15-minute jam entitled "Do What You Like." Nevertheless the band was able to produce two classic hits, Winwood's "Can't Find My Way Home" and Clapton's "Presence of the Lord".

An expanded, deluxe edition of the album was released in 2001, with previously unreleased tracks and 'jams' included. Two live tracks from the Hyde Park concert, ''Sleeping In The Ground'' by Sam Myers and the Rolling Stones song "Under My Thumb" are also available on Winwood's 4-CD retrospective ''The Finer Things''. - Wikipedia

        
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