Bloomfield, Hammond, Dr.John – Triumvirate [Japan Remastered] (1973/2008)

Posted by Green on July 2, 2019as , ,

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These guys may or may not have gotten together in a cynical attempt to create a roots music supergroup, but their sole album is in fact a lot better than its lack of commercial success might suggest. Each member has a signature specialty–Hammond’s in country blues, Bloomfield’s at the more modern Chicago variety, with Dr. John the epitome of New Orleans second-line R&B piano–and the material is split accordingly.
Hammond, however, is the designated frontman and he’s up to the task, although Dr. John’s evocatively gruff vocals are missed. Among the highpoints are a sensitive reading of the blues classic “It Hurts Me Too,” with terrific horn charts and strong soloing by Bloomfield, and a spooky version of John Lee Hooker’s “Groundhog Blues,” which has the distinction of being the one song here where all three styles are convincingly meshed.

John Hammond – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Mike Bloomfield – Lead Guitar
Dr. John (Mac Rebennack) – Piano, Organ, Guitar, Banjo, Percussion
Fred Staehle – Drums
Chris Ethridge – Bass
Thomas Jefferson Kaye – Guitar, Background Vocals
John Bourdreaux – Percussion
Bennie Parks – Percussion
Richard “Blue” Mitchell – Trumpet
George Bohanon – Trombone
Baritone Saxophone – James Gordon
Jerome Jumonville – Tenor & Alto Sax
Robbie Montgomery – Background Vocals
Jessie Smith – Background Vocals
Lorraine Rebennack – Background Vocals

Tracklist:

1. Cha-Dooky-Doo (M. Vince) – 3:45
2. Last Night (W.Jacobs) – 2:56
3. I Yi Yi (L. Rebennack) – 3:50
4. Just To Be With You (B. Roth) – 4:14
5. Baby Let Me Kiss You (K. Floyd) – 3:03
6. Sho Bout To Drive Me Wild (M. Rebennack, J. Hill, A. Robinson, K. Floyd) – 3:31
7. It Hurts Me Too (M. London) – 3:48
8. Rock Me Baby (J. Josea, B. B. King) – 3:40
9. Ground Hog Blues (J. L. Hooker) – 3:31
10. Pretty Thing (W. Dixon) – 4:46

Bonus Tracks:
11. I Yi Yi (Bonus Track, Single Version) (L. Rebennack) – 2:32
12. The Trip (Bonus Track) (M. Rebennack) – 4:00

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