Barry Goldberg ‎– Street Man

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A1 I Got A Woman
Written-By – Ray Charles
2:45
A2 Games People Play
Written-By – Joe South
2:45
A3 Bo Diddley
Written-By – Bo Diddley
2:31
A4 Sittin' In Circles
Written-By – Barry Goldberg
3:25
A5 Soul Man
Written-By – D. Porter*, I. Hayes*
2:58
B1 Tell Mama
Written-By – Carter*
2:35
B2 Hey Jude
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
3:00
B3 Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
Written-By – O. Redding*, S. Cropper*
3:08
B4 Turn On Your Love Light
Written-By – D. Malone*, J. Scott*
2:31
B5 Honky Tonk
Written-By – Doggitt*, Butler*
3:00

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LP housed in fan club dust sleeve.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): BDS 5051 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): BDS 5051 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A): BDS-5051 A 28-4 8-69
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B): BDS-5051-B 28-4 8-69
  • Rights Society: BMI

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streetmouse

streetmouse

December 7, 2018
edited 2 months ago

I’m not sure how many more years Barry Goldberg has left (as of 2018), where he provided keyboards for some of the best of the best, Howlin’ Wolf, Stephen Stills and Muddy Waters. What most people don’t know, or have overlooked, is that while Goldberg was the co-founder of the blues band Electric Flag, he then went on to help define the sound of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and it was he who was responsible for the keyboards the night Bob Dylan went electric at the Newport Jazz Festival, with the world of rock n’ roll being forever changed.

His solo outings are no less impressive, though that penchant for his particular style has waxed and wained over the years, with Goldberg falling in and out of favor. On must remember that Barry was a product of a different time, when the presentation was a bit different, more physical, more resounding, more of a single instrument, rather than a keyboard sound that created atmosphere, sustaining notes to tie guitar work together, with the keyboard often being showcased. Street Man is just such an album, bold, ballsy, white-hot and all encompassing.

The recording is very much that of its time, sounding a bit outdated today. Nevertheless, it’s a record I pull out once a year or so, both to remind me that summer in 1970 and in conjunction with Goldberg’s other recordings, where his change in style and tenor, when matched up against this outing, shows a progression few artist can lay claim to. There are those, and truth be told, I’m probably on of them, who think that the drums and keyboards (organ) should be a background experience within a band, that these instruments should not define a song, when the actual truth is, they often do. Barry Goldberg is a keyboard virtuoso extraordinaire, who was in his early teens when he began jamming the with Bloomfield and Butterfield. Goldberg’s weapon of choice is the Hammond B, in all of its incarnations, and here, as on his other outings, he does take it all to the streets.

*** The Fun Facts: Goldberg's first professional recording was with Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, and the recording of "Devil With A Blue Dress On”.

Review by Jenell Kesler