Blues Don't Change
The Peter Green Splinter Group
Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Release: July 24, 2012
Reviewed: July 29, 2012
It’s hard to believe that it’s been forty-five years since Peter Green formed Fleetwood Mac after leaving John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers where he served as Eric Clapton’s replacement in 1966. During and since that time, Green has made a reputation for himself as a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and is considered by many to be “the best white blues guitarist ever”.
In 1996, Green formed The Peter Green Splinter Group and has 10 albums to its credit. In 2001, Peter and the band recorded Blues Don’t Change and, until now, it was only sold at their shows and through their website. Eagle Rock Entertainment is now offering this great album of classics commercially. The 11-track album coversgreat blues tunes by Willie Dixon; John Lee Hooker; Albert, BB and Freddie King;and Jimmy Reed, among others.
Green is joined by Nigel Watson on guitar and vocals, Pete Stroud on bass, Roger Cotton on keyboards, and Larry Tolfree on drums. Together, the punch out eleven great blues classics that are worth multiple slaps of the repeat button for each and every tune. Boomerocity especially loved I Believe My Time Ain’t Long, Little Red Rooster, Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out and Help Me Through the Day.
If you love great blues – and great blues classics – then you’ll definitely want The Peter Green Splinter Group’s Blues Don’t Change. You’ll learn very quickly that they don’t.
Written by Randy Patterson