Barry Joseph Goldberg (born December 25, 1942, Chicago, Illinois) is a blues and rock keyboardist, songwriter and record producer. As a teenager in Chicago, Goldberg sat in with Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, and Howlin' Wolf. He played keyboards in the band supporting Bob Dylan during his 1965 newly 'electrified' appearance at the Newport Folk Festival. He formed The Electric Flag with Mike Bloomfield in 1967, and later formed the Barry Goldberg Reunion in 1968.
Goldberg's songs (some of which co-written with Gerry Goffin) have been recorded by many musicians including Rod Stewart, Gladys Knight, Joe Cocker, Steve Miller, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Gram Parsons and B. J. Thomas.
This is not the original Barry Goldberg & Friends but a re-release of the "Two Jews Blues & There's No Hole In My Soul"
CD (with the exception of the replacement of 'Spirit of Trane' with 'The Answers in Your Head'). It is still a brilliant recording for fans of Goldberg and especially Michael Bloomfield (his tribute to Hendrix on 'Jimi the Fox' kicks). Harvey Mandel, Charlie Musselwhite, Duane Allman and Eddie Hinton all guest on various tracks. The CD has its excellent moments as well as a few tunes that sound dated and weak, but still it is essential for fans. Tracks:
1. That's Allright Mama 2:47
2. Maxwell Street Shuffle 2:28
3. Hole In My Pocket 2:52
4. It Hurts Me Too 4:15
5. You're Still My Baby 3:21
6. On The Road Again 1:59
7. Sittin' In The Circles 3:43
8. Capricorn Blues 1:56
9. A Lighter Blue 2:41
10. Twice A Man 4:30
11. Fool On A Hill 3:21
12. Sugar Coated Love 2:38
13. Strung And Young 3:18
14. The Answers In Your Head 3:27
15. I Think I'm Gonna Cry 3:22
16. Jimi The Fox (Dedicated To Jimi Hendrix) 2:30
17. Another Day 3:29
18. Blues For Barry And (Dedicated To Big John's) 10:14 Tracks 1,2,5,6,9,10,16,18 from the LP "Two Jews Blues 1969"
Bass – Art Stavro (tracks: 6), David Hood (tracks: 1 to 5, 8), Don MacCallister (tracks: 7, 9)
Drums – Eddie Hoh
Guitar – Duane Allman (tracks: 8), Eddie Hinton (tracks: 1), Harvey Mandel (tracks: 6, 9), Mike Bloomfield (tracks: 2 to 5)
Harmonica – Charles Musselwhite
Horns – Soulville Horns (tracks: 2, 3, 6)
Organ, Piano, Vocals – Barry Goldberg Tracks 3,4,7,8,11-15,17 from the LP "The Barry Goldberg Reunion - There's No Hole In My Soul 1968"
Bass – Don MacCallister
Drums – Eddy Hoh
Guitar – Harvey Mandel
Harmonica – Charlie Musselwhite
Organ, Rhythm Guitar, Piano, Vocals – Barry Goldberg
Percussion – Ron Woods (2), Ronald Minsky
Piano (Barrelhouse) – Nettie Goldberg