Blues To Die For
Leslie West returns to the Blues Bureau label with "Blues To Die For", a collection of blues standards done in the inimitable West style. Leslie West's rich history in the recording industry includes Mountain's classic rock hit "Mississippi Queen," a plethora of solo and Mountain record releases, Mountain's legendary performance at Woodstock, and recordings with The Who for the "Who's Next" sessions. In addition when Cream broke up vocalist/bassist Jack Bruce joined Leslie and drummer Corky Laing from "Mountain" and formed West, Bruce and Laing with whom he recorded two records. Leslie's many appearances on Howard Stern's radio shows and his many solo tours and current tours with Mountain have kept Leslie in front of the public eye. "Blues To Die For" 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 and delivers the kind of high level performance which West fans have been waiting for.
|03:59||Talk To Your Daughter||Vocal|
|05:48||Don't Start Me Talkin'||Vocal|
|04:03||Hellhound On My Trail||Vocal|
|03:39||Born Under A Bad Sign||Vocal|
|04:16||Down By The River||Vocal|
|04:35||I Got The Blues||Vocal|
|08:36||Why I Sing The Blues||Vocal|
|Leslie West||Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals, Production|
|Kevin Curry||Rhythm Guitar|
|Bruce Rickerd||Additional Rhythm Guitar on Song #7|
|Brian Mitchell||B-3 Organ on Song #5, Piano on Song #6|
|Gene Ludwig||B-3 Organ on Songs #4 and #11|
|Ben Elliott||Engineering, Mixing|
|Dave Stephens||Album Design, Graphics|
|Basic tracks and overdubs recorded at Field Of Dreams Studios, Las Vegas.
Leslie West's guitar and vocals recorded at Showplace Studios, Dover, New Jersey.
Mixed at Showplace Studios.
Mastered at AMOR Productions.