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Rockin' the Blues and Spankin' the Swang...

by Pat O'Brien and the Priests of Love

Scorching Guitar, Crushing Harp, Way Big Boom & Lotsa Whack.
Genre: Blues: Electric Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. My Thing Is You
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2. Mr. Vee
3:38 $0.99
3. She Don't Need No Diamonds
3:13 $0.99
4. The E Flat Special
3:25 $0.99
5. I Think She's Just Using Me For Sex
3:23 $0.99
6. Like That
3:33 $0.99
7. Judas Star
5:02 $0.99
8. Love Strut
3:52 $0.99
9. The Jimmy Jump
3:14 $0.99
10. The Continental
3:19 $0.99
11. You Ask For A Little
3:45 $0.99
12. Back From This Daydream
4:23 $0.99
13. Cajun Chopsticks
3:12 $0.99
14. That's My Ex-Wife
3:50 $0.99
15. Steel Workin' Man
3:38 $0.99
16. Broken Doll
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Album Notes
"O'Brien's trio is one of the choice blues bands around today." ~ The Scene


Pat O'Brien: Guitar, Harmonica & Vocals
Jimmy Volpe: Drums & Vocals
Fred Hammond: Electric Bass & Upright

Pat O'Brien is a Pittsburgh native who began his musical career at the age of eleven and began immersing himself in the works of Elmore James and Albert King. In his early twenties he was billed with such blues legends as Willie Dixon and Howlin' Wolf. After which, he became a veteran of numerous recording sessions and touring dates throughout the United States and Japan.

One of Pat's more celebrated efforts, "Dog Party" with the noted jazz guitarist, Scott Henderson, won Guitar Player Magazine Readers' Poll Winner for Best Blues Album of the Year (beating out B.B. King's "Blues Summit" and Eric Clapton's "From the Cradle" in the process). Pat's searing harp solo on "Milk Bone" simply MUST be heard to be believed!

While most musicians would be content with half of Pat's ability to lay down scorching runs on the blues harp, his passionate vocals and uncanny ability to interpret the works of Albert Collins and Stevie Ray Vaughan have turned the little nightclub in Arcadia, California where he works his magic into a cash cow for the owners, packing the place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

Throwing his head back, ripping off scalding runs on the blues progressions and sliding the neck of his '66 Strat down the mike stand, Pat is a frantic combination of Keith Richards, Buddy Guy and Jimi Hendrix, with a little Brian Setzer thrown in for good measure.

"These guys are local legends." ~ Real Blues

"Coming from the blues capital of the Universe, I was embarrassed that I had to go to L.A. to see the most incredible bluesy performance I've seen in years. These Priests were HOT!" ~ Mike's Feedback, Austin TX



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Garrett Brockert

Astounding! This is a great Swing/Blues album!
I wasn't sure that this CD would be a good buy until I actually recieved it and listened to it. Now I'm hooked. I expected just a straight blues album, but it is just as much a swing album. Every harmonica player should have a copy of this. Standout songs are "The E Flat Special","That's My Ex-Wife" and my favorite "Cajun Chopsticks". I just keep listening to it. Check it out!