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Michael Hill’s Blues Mob – Bloodlines
{1994 | Alligator Records}

Michael Hill’s Blues Mob – BloodlinesBloodlines is the debut album for MHBM. Guitar Player claims that Michael Hill is the missing link between Howlin’ Wolf and Living Colour. This CD has 13 tracks (I like that – it really bums me out to buy a CD with only nine or ten songs on it) has masses of shredding guitar.

This Bronx born Blues Mob pays (or should I say plays) homage to blues music's soulful past yet is able to move it forward to the electric, hard core playing of today with a Hendrix level of intensity. MHBM gives us over 55 minutes of good electric blues, with R&B'esque vocals.

The Blues Mob are:
Michael Hill, Guitars and Vocals
Kevin Hill, Bass (Michaels Brother) – I am sure their mother is proud of her boys!
Tony Lewis, Drums
Fred McFarlane, Keyboards

These guys have played together for sometime, you can hear how they mesh together and play as a tight band versus a mob.

Songs I liked: Can't Recall A Time is mighty tasty, I liked the guitar and piano accompaniment. Why We Plays The Blues is a quick paced tune, the organ solo was cool. Promises You Can't Keep starts with a great electric guitar solo, followed by that rhythmatic vocals that are present throughout the whole CD. OK, that's the just the first three songs – all the songs continue with same vengeance.

Rating 3.8725 out of 5

Ciao' for now, peace.

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