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Big Mike Griffin - All My Runnin' (2008) Lossless

2-10-2016, 17:54
Blues | Rock | FLAC / APE

Title: All My Runnin'
Year Of Release: 2008
Label: Chrome Link Records
Genre: Blues, Modern Electric Blues
Quality: Flac (tracks, log, .cue)
Total Time: 45:14
Total Size: 336 Mb


01. Iron City (03:32)
02. I'm Gonna Take My Troubles (04:45)
03. Broken Strings (05:32)
04. Buried Alive In The Blues (04:03)
05. Use Me (05:41)
06. Shade Tree Mechanic (04:16)
07. Somebody's Got To Go (03:06)
08. You Wouldn't Understand (05:10)
09. Shoal Creek (04:11)
10. All My Runnin' (04:57)

Big Mike Griffin - Guitars and vocals
Johnny Bird - Drums and percussion
James "Fish" Michie - Keyboards and Hammond B3
Steve Vines - Bass
Mike Johnson - Steel guitar on "All my Runnin'"
Emilie Shantz - Vocals
Miranda Louise - Vocals

All My Runnin' (2008) features the title cut written by Big Mike's childhood friend, the late Byrd Taulbee. The lyrics were passed on to Mike after Byrd's death by a mutual friend and Big Mike recorded the song in his memory. Additional tracks include "Iron City Blues" and "Shoal Creek", which are from, and inspired by, the award-winning documentary "Iron City Blues". A "must have" for Big Mike fans!!

When I was asked to write some liner notes for Big Mike Griffin's new album, "All My Runnin'", I was tickled to death. I've been friends with Big Mike for years and here was my chance to talk about the man I call the best Biker Blues guitar player in the world. Believe me, I know the blues. As a young musician, I played drums for the great, Jimmy Reed.
You know, there's a reason we call Big Mike, "Big" Mike. Now, I am not a little guy but Mike Griffin dwarfs me. At nearly 7 feet tall, he makes his Fender Telecaster look like a ukulele.
Now pay attention to what I am about to tell you. As a fan of Big Mike, I knew I would love his new album but it surpassed all my expectations. Right off the bat you are treated to Iron City, a song that Mike wrote for a documentary film called Iron City Blues. This song is the true story of Iron City, TN. You don't want to go there alone.
I'm Gonna Take My Troubles, Buried Alive In The Blues and You Wouldn'tUnderstand are exactly what I expect from Big Mike Griffin, BIKER BLUES. While truckin' down the highway, these songs make my head bob forward and backward to that drivin' beat. I don't even realize I'm speeding.
I loved Use Me. Because of my being a drummer, I like that percussive funky feel. Too dang cool. Shade Tree Mechanic gave me that classic blues shuffle. Somebody's GotTo Go transported me to the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta and back to a time that would have been the birth of the blues. I am a sucker for a good slide guitar and that makes me a sucker for Big Mike Griffin.
Shoal Creek sounds dangerous to me. It took me back to Iron City, a dangerous place and All My Runnin' showed me a side of Big Mike that I had never seen before. There is a strong Bob Dylan influence from the 60's. I should know because I was the original drummer with Bob on his very first electric world tour in 1966. We were known as The Band.

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