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Smiling Like I'm Happy [Remastered]
  • Artist: Duster Bennett
  • Label: Pure Pleasure
  • UPC: 5060149621462
  • Item #: PZYQ621462
  • Genre: Blues
  • Release Date: 12/13/2011
  • Rank: 246825
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Price: $35.99
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Smiling Like I'm Happy [Remastered] on LP

One of the unsung heroes of British blues, this one-man band was a fine harmonica player and singer, a decent guitarist, and a soulful enough singer to make one overlook his distinctly un-bluesy high voice. The opening "Worried Mind" - just Duster on harp, guitar, voice, high-hat and kick drum - is a marvelously sloppy shuffle romp that holds it's own with the Fabulous Thunderbirds' work ten years hence. On other tracks Bennett is backed by three-fourths of the original Fleetwood Mac, who provide simple, effective support without stealing any limelight; solos are kept to a minimum. Originals "My Lucky Day" (with chromatic harmonica) and "Jumping at Shadows" which Mac would later cover) are absolutely outstanding, and Duster does justice to Magic Sam's "My Love Is Your Love. " 180 gram vinyl with standard sleeve. Re-mastering by: Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London. Recorded at CBS Studios, London 8th, 9th July & 9th September 1968. Produced by Mike Vernon. Recording Engineers: Mike Ross & Mike Fitzhenry. Track listing: Side a : 1. Worried Mind 2. Life is a dirty deal 3. Country jam 4. Trying to paint it in the sky 5. Times like these 6. My lucky day. Side B: 1. Got a tongue in your head 2. Jumping at shadows 3. 40 minutes from town 4. Shame shame shame 5. My love is your love 6. Shady little baby. Personnel: Duster Bennett - vocal, harmonica, guitar, bass-drum & high-hat, cymbal, Stella Sutton - vocal, Peter Green - guitar, John McVie - bass, Mick Fleetwood - drums, Ham Richmond - piano.