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Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues – Nothin’ To ProveMac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues – Nothin’ To Prove
{April 2005 | Plantation #1 Productions}

Mac has played with James Brown, Eric Clapton, Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Big Mama Thornton, John Lee Hooker, Otis Spann and Tyrone Davis. He’s played on Soul Train and was part of Muddy’s band in the sixties. Sheesh is that a resume or what?

I first got a taste of Mac on the CD sampler from Blues Revue, I thought his song was the best on the sampler. Mac sings lead vocal on all songs, he plays some bass, guitar and even has credit writing.


1. Blues For You – for me? Thanks. Great bass shuffle, mouth waterin’ guitar playin’ and good vocals.

2. Nothin To Prove – killer harmonica fills.

3. Call Mac Arnold – electric blues, great song musically, easily could be a radio favorite.

4. I Don’t Know – mighty fine piano blues.

5. (Get On) Back To The Country – piano and harmonica on this slow back to the Delta blues.

6. Ghetto Blue – an R&B Chicago blues journey with crisp guitar and a taste of Hammond B-3. Three thumbs up – I really dig this track.

7. Going Back Home – piano, harmonica and electric guitar snipits, could ya ask for more?

8. The Truth – prominent vocals with tons of mojo, very cool, right on, yea man.

9. She’s So Mean To Me – Mac on bass, sweeeet guitar with harmonica chasers.

10. (Get On) Back To The Country (Part 2 “Live”) – this time with some slide guitar.

Nothin’ To Prove is consistent “good blues” through and through, one of the best CD’s I’ve had the privilege of reviewing and previewing. Cornbread says go and get this CD y’all, you won’t be disappointed. Visit Mac on the web at www.macarnold.com. Rating 4.835 – wow!

Ciao' for now, peace.
Peter 'Cornbread' Cohen, CBP
~ Cornbread@STLBlues.net ~

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