- Spirit - California Bluesvimeo.com
- SPIRIT - California Blues 1996 - 1.California Bluesyoutube.com
- Spirit- "Song for Clyde" (Live Version)youtube.com
- SPIRIT - Red House LIVE '96youtube.com
Spirit 's final album, California Blues, was released one month before bandleader Randy California 's accidental death. Since then, under the auspices of California 's family, Mick Skidmore has compiled posthumous albums from the singer/guitarist's extensive archive of unreleased live and studio recordings. California Blues Redux is not, as one might expect, simply a "deluxe edition," adding bonus tracks, outtakes, and live recordings in a manner that has become familiar in the music business.
Simply put, if you are a Spirit/Blues lover get this. 28 tracks of the most unbelievable guitar playing anywhere. We lost a great guitarist. The production is top notch. Takes the original and strips it down to raw Blues. The extras are just not thrown in. This is one album Randy would be proud of. Thank you to the producers.
Digitally remastered and repackaged two CD edition of this final album from Randy California and Spirit, originally released in 1996. This set has been overseen by keeper of the flame Mick Skidmore and represents another great set from the archives.
Jun 09, 2015 · California Blues was originally released in 1996, shortly before Randy California's tragic death on January 2, 1997. Randy was surely the guiding light and musical force behind Spirit. This was Spirit's last official release. CALIFORNIA BLUES REDUX combines all the elements that Randy had wanted to include in the original album.
Drums – Bob Nicols (tracks: 1-3), Bruce Gary (tracks: 1-11) Drums, Percussion – Ed Cassidy (tracks: 1-1, 1-2, 1-5 to 1-10, 1-12, 1-13) Guitar – Robby Krieger (tracks: 1-9), Todd Smallwood (tracks: 1-13) Guitar, Lead Vocals – Randy California. Guitar, Vocals – Spencer Davis (tracks: 1-11)
The track burns with the passion and fire of the blues. These are but a few highlights of a set that is packed with great music. In total, you get 28 tracks on the two discs. California Blues Redux is a brilliant celebration of the work and influence of Randy California and the uniqueness of his band Spirit. This one is real keeper so do not miss it!
Randy California (Wolfe, named by Jimi to differentiate him from the bass player Randy in the Flames)lead and rhythm guitar and vocals, Matt Andes (from Jo Jo Gunne)on slide guitar and vocals, Matt's daughter Rachel Andes on vocals, Steve (Liberty) Loria (an old Spirit hand and bassist for jazz and Motown greats) bass and vocals, and the great Ed (Cass)Cassidy on drums, percussion and vocals (before Spirit, he was with Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder, and before that with some jazz greats, rated as ...
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Spirit was an American rock band founded in 1967 and based in Los Angeles, California. Their most commercially successful single in the United States was " I Got a Line on You ". They were also known for their albums, including their self-titled debut album , The Family That Plays Together , Clear , and Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus .