Peter Green — Blues Don´t Change (2012)

Peter Green — Blues Don´t Change (2012)

Birth name: Peter Allen Greenbaum
Born: 29 October 1946, Bethnal Green, London
Genres: Blues rock, blues, rock
Occupations: Musician, songwriter
Instruments: Guitar, vocals, harmonica, banjo, cello
Notable instruments: Gibson Les Paul, Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion
Years active: 1966–present
Labels: Epic, Reprise, PVK, Creole
Location: London, England
Album release: July 24, 2012
Record Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Duration:     46:36
Track Listings:
01. I Believe My Time Ain't Long (Jeremy Spencer)     3:38 
02. Take Out Some Insurance     3:42 
03. When It All Comes Down     4:20 
04. Honey Bee     4:09 
05. Little Red Rooster     3:54 
06. Don't Start Me Talking     3:04 
07. Nobody Knows When You're Down And Out     4:25 
08. Help Me Through The Day     5:15 
09. Honest I Do     3:29 
10. Blues Don't Change     4:56 
11. Crawlin King Snake (John Lee Hooker)     5:44 
Roger Cotton  Keyboards
Peter Green  Guitar, Primary Artist, Vocals
Peter Green Splinter Group  Liner Notes, Primary Artist, Producer
John Lee Hooker  Composer
Matt Olivier  Engineer
Jeremy Spencer  Composer
Pete Stroud  Bass
Larry Tolfree  Drums
Nigel Watson  Guitar, Vocals      / Line-up: Peter Green Guitar, Vocals
Nigel Watson Guitar, Vocals
Larry Tolfree Drums
Roger Cotton Keyboards
Pete Stroud Bass
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Peter Green was discovered by John Mayall and was lead guitarist in the late 60 s Bluesbreakers before leaving to form Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac with Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. After well documented health problems, Green reappeared in the mid 90's, much changed but with his talent and love of the blues still intact, as an integral part of Peter Green Splinter Group. Blues Don't Change is an album of tracks that inspired Peter Green and the other Splinter Group members to start playing the blues in the first place. These are songs originally made famous by such blues greats as B.B. King, Willie Dixon, Albert King, John Lee Hooker and Freddie King among others. This album, recorded in 2001, was originally made available at only via the band's website and at concerts but is now being generally released for the first time.
Peter Green - lead vocals/lead guitar/harp,
Mike Dodd - vocals/rhythm guitar,
Geraint Watkins - keyboard/organ/vocals,
Matt Radford - double bass,
Andrew Flude - drums/vocals
 Martin Winning - tenor sax


©  Mike Dodd & Peter at Beethoven Studios, 2008

 © Peter Green & Andrew Flude at Dingwall, July 2009

Notes: The Blues Don't Change is a Blues album by Albert King released in 1974. Note, also released by Stax in 1977 as The Pinch.
The founder of the band Fleetwood Mac. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 for his work with the group, Green's songs have been recorded by artists such as Santana, Aerosmith, Midge Ure, Tom Petty, and Judas Priest.
A major figure and bandleader in the "second great epoch" of the British blues movement, Green inspired B. B. King to say, "He has the sweetest tone I ever heard; he was the only one who gave me the cold sweats." Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page have both lauded his guitar playing. Green's playing was marked with idiomatic string bending and vibrato and economy of style. Though he played other guitars, he is best known for deriving a unique tone from his 1959 Gibson Les Paul.
He was ranked 38th in Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". His tone on the Bluesbreakers instrumental "The Super-Natural" was rated as one of the fifty greatest of all time by Guitar Player. In June 1996 Green was voted the third-best guitarist of all time in Mojo magazine.
Playing style and song writing:
Green has been praised for his swinging shuffle grooves and soulful phrases and favoured the minor mode and its darker blues implications. His distinct tone can be heard on "The Super-Natural", an instrumental written by Green for John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers' 1967 album A Hard Road. This song demonstrates Green's control of harmonic feedback. The sound is characterized by a shivering vibrato, clean cutting tones and a series of ten second sustained notes. These tones were achieved by Green controlling feedback on a Les Paul guitar.
Green remains ambivalent about his songwriting success and more recently stated to Guitar Player magazine:
  “ Oh, I was never really a songwriter. I was very lucky to get those hits. I shouldn't have been distracted from my fascination with the blues... I have been known to come up with the odd bit, but I'm not all that wild about the big composer credit.“
Personal life:
Green was born into a Jewish family, the youngest of Joe and Ann Greenbaum's four children. His brother Michael taught him his first guitar chords and by age of eleven, Peter was teaching himself and began playing professionally by age fifteen.
Enduring periods of mental illness and destitution throughout the 1970s and 1980s he moved in with his eldest brother Len and his wife Gloria, and his mother in their house in Great Yarmouth, where a process of recovery began.
He married Jane Samuels in January 1978; the couple divorced in 1979. They have a daughter, Rosebud Samuels-Greenbaum (born 1978).

Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac fame playing harp and guitar at the Robin 2 in Bilston. Author: Tony Hisgett (December 17, 2009)

© Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac fame playing harp and guitar at the Robin 2 in Bilston. Author: Tony Hisgett (December 17, 2009)

File:Fleetwood mac peter green 2.jpg © Peter Green. March 18, 1970 Niedersachsenhalle, Hannover, Germany The Touring Band: Mick Fleetwood - Percussion, Peter Green - Lead Vocals/Guitar/Harmonica (left band in May), John McVie - Bass Guitar, Jeremy Spencer - Vocals/Guitar, Danny Kirwan - Vocals/Guitar / Author W.W.Thaler - H. Weber, Hildesheim

© Peter at Secret Garden Party, July 2009

Peter Green — Blues Don´t Change (2012)