Atlantic Blockbusters (587 180) (1969)


I bought this Rock ‘n’ Soul gem today for a pound but had little hope that its absolute filthiness could be tidied. Happily, it cleaned up a treat and is a thoroughly fine listen. Nearly every song is a five-star job and, remarkably, only 3 of the 12 sides do I already own.

The pinnacle among so many highlights must be Wilson Picket’s astonishing cover of “Hey Jude” which features a goose-pimple inducing guitar solo from Duane Allman. It vies with the original, and that’s saying something.SAM_0436

Published in: on June 22, 2014 at 4:15 pm  Comments (6)  

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  1. i love the space-age font on the cover, but probably wouldn’t like the music inside. i remember there was an amusement arcade in oxford st in the west end in the 70’s and early 80’s that used the same kind of font for their shop front – whenever i visited the smoke i just had to go in the place, almost for that reason alone…!

    • More “Emperor’s New Clothes” music? [shakes head sadly]

  2. no one here is in the patti smith category when it comes to ENCM, but unlike sam & dave i’m not a soul man so it’s not for me…

    • Soul music not for you? You wot?

      • if earth wind & fire count as soul music then yes, but otherwise it’s much more a case of funk and disco for me…

  3. […] worth of AB highlights, An Anthology also includes songs which feature Duane as sideman, such as Wilson Picket’s “Hey Jude” and Boz Scaggs’ “Lend Me a […]

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