A 2012 Április 16-i bejegyzés frissítése.
Az 1947-ben Brooklynban született Barry Melton a hatvanas évek közepén a legendás amerikai zenekar, a Country Joe and The Fish egyik alapító tagja volt. Ő volt a Hal. Ez a lemez volt az első szólólemeze, melyen blues és soul hatásokkal dúsított rockzene hallható.
Barry Melton, bár a következő 25 évben mint neves büntetőjogász vált híressé, a zenével sem hagyott fel, s az ezredforduló körül ismét aktívan visszatért.
Jó lemez, ajánlom figyelmetekbe.
Every kid has a dream. This is an album I began recording in January 1969, when I was 21 years old. Half of it is recorded in Chicago, with much of what was then the core of young bluesmen in town at the time: Morris Jennings
on drums, who recorded with Howlin' Wolf that year; Donny Hathaway
on piano, who later became known for his spectacular work with Roberta Flack was then working with the Staples Singers (and, in fact, Pop Staples visited the studio during the sessions); Phil Upchurch
, who was then the Chess House Band guitarist and was recording with Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters, joined the session as a bass player; and Chess regular Gerald Sims
, who was a fixture of the early Chicago soul sound as a member of the Daylighters and whose dozens of recordings included work with Little Milton, Bobby "Blue" Bland and Mary Wells. Gerald Sims later purchased the Chess studios in Chicago and produced records in that location for a number of years. The other half of the album includes sould music covers recorded in New York with members of the Wilson Pickett Band
and the immortal Count Basie trumpet player, Joe Newman
. All-in-all, this record was my 21-year-old fantasy come to life, recording some of my favorite blues and soul tunes of the era. It's recently been re-released by Comet Records, Vanguard Records' Italian affilliate and is likewise available through various Internet album sources. (Barry Melton)
2.Something You Got
3.I Had A Dream
4.How Sweet It Is(To Be Loved By You)
5.Wine Women Whiskey
6.Son Of Hickory Hollers Tramp
7.Youve Got What It Takes
9.Ive Been In The Darkness
10.Its A Mean Old World
11.Youve Really Got A Hold On Me
12.The Sun Is Shining