Tom Dowd

Neil Lahaie neil@lahaie.net
Thu Oct 31 14:16:11 EST 2002


Looks like that disc is available for purchase on CD Now. Here's some info
from allmusic.com. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=Ajckpu3q5an8k

At 11:13 PM 10/30/2002 +0100, Bluesquest wrote:
>Hello Donnie,
>
>I do have a French reissue of this album  (Atlantic 40240 - 1975) called
>"Buddy Guy & Junior Wells play the blues". It was part of a serie called
>Blues Power, this album was #9 in that collection.
>
>The sleeve notes say : Recording originally released in 1972 on ATCO 33 364
>
>Hope this helps,
>
>JJ
>http://www.ibelgique.com/bluesquest
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Donnie MorTone" <mortone@socal.rr.com>
>To: <BLUES-L@LISTS.NETSPACE.ORG>
>Sent: 29-oct.-02 23:42
>Subject: Re: Tom Dowd
>
>
> > Do you remember the title of this record Dick?
> > Or Son Lewis, perhaps?
> >
> > I'm a big fan of Junior & Buddy's sound...
> > but I don't think I ever heard about this LP.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > ~Donnie~
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Dick Waterman" <Jinxblues@aol.com>
> > To: <BLUES-L@LISTS.NETSPACE.ORG>
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 12:15 PM
> > Subject: Re: Tom Dowd
> >
> >
> > > He was a terrific guy to work with and we made an album together that
> > turned
> > > out to be a mishmash of unrealized potential.
> > >
> > > Eric Clapton said that he would produce a Buddy Guy and Junior Wells
>album
> > > after jamming with them onstage in Paris when they were opening for The
> > > Rolling Stones in 1970.
> > >
> > > So we gathered at Criterion Studio in North Miami Beach. In the booth
> > were -
> > > ahem - Mister Clapton himself, Atlantic founder/president Ahmet
>Erturgen.
> > > Atlantic cofounder and resident genius Jerry Wexler, the incredibly
> > respected
> > > Tom Dowd and also Ron Alpert as engineer. Lots of chiefs, not too many
> > braves.
> > >
> > > Buddy and Junior noodled around for several days until I said, "No
> > disrespect
> > > meant but you guys are spending a ton of money to make what Delmark
> > Records
> > > would do for $1500.00."
> > >
> > > So they looked at Eric and said "YOU go in there and kick a little butt
>to
> > > get this thing energized. After all, it was YOUR idea to do this."
> > >
> > > Eric was not about to be stern and bring discipline with his idols so he
> > > ended up playing a little rhythm guitar here and there.
> > >
> > > The tapes went back to England with Eric (then deep into his druggie
>days)
> > > for a while and then traveled in Ahmet's briefcase for another year or
> > more.
> > > I finally brought them to Boston and took them into a studio where Peter
> > Wolf
> > > (of the J. Geils Band) produced the final songs needed to get it
> > completed.
> > >
> > > It finally limped out onto the market about 1974, long after the buzz
>was
> > > gone.
> > >
> > > Dick Waterman
> > >
> > >
> > >
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