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Cold Wind Blues by Colwell-Winfield Blues Band

The Colwell-Winfield Blues Band have only two albums to their credit, "Cold Wind Blues (1968)" and "Live Bust (1971)." As this album testifies, regardless of their lean recorded output, they made their mark on blues-rock. Besides being a great band, their other claim to fame is that they opened for blues-rock monsters Led Zeppelin on tour.

The tracks that give you the best birds eye view of this band’s sophistication is the over seven minute long instrumental "Govinda" followed by the beautiful "Wind Is Singing," which is a bonus track. "Govinda" has a Middle-Eastern quintessence, like something you would hear on a Beatles album during their psychedelic period. Another treat for collectors is a bonus 45 with alternate versions of "Cold Wind Blues" and "Whole Lot of Lovin’."

This entire platter just oozes with the feeling and sexual energy of the blues, you can feel it heart and soul in every note, it is one of the best white boy blues workouts I have ever heard. I hope somewhere down the road more of their work is uncovered. This LP is a long lost gem and a treasure trove of great blues-rock tracks that you will covet in your collection. Although 1968 is long ago and you may have missed this music then, the here and now has never been a better time to discover this music.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Colwell-Winfield Blues Band
  • CD Title: Cold Wind Blues
  • Genre: Blues
  • Year Released: 2001
  • Reissue Original Release: 1968
  • Record Label: Akarma Records/Boston Sound
  • Tracks: Free Will Fantasy Got A Mind Dead End Street Whole Lot of Lovin’ Cold Wind Blues Going Down Slow Govinda Wind Is Singing Cold Wind Blues(Version 2) Whole Lot of Lovin’(Version 2)
  • Musicians: Bill Colwell(Guitar), Chuck Purro (Drums), Jack Shroer(Alto, tenor, soprano Saxophone), Moose Sorrento (Vocals), Collin Tilton (Tenor Saxophone, flute), Michael Winfield (Bass);
  • Rating: Four Stars
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