40 Blue Fingers Freshly Packedand Ready to Serve
1 x LP
(1968)2018 EU reissue on 180g audiophile coloured vinyl = Featuring Christine Perfect (better known as the future Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac) the British ensemble Chicken Shack offers up a solid set of b...
Release date: 24-06-2010(originally released in 1968)
2010 EU reissue vinyl LP edition, pressing on 180g audiophile vinyl = Featuring Christine Perfect (better known as the future Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac) the British ensemble Chicken Shack offers up a solid set of blues-influenced rock on their 1968 LP, fully titled 40 Blue Fingers Freshly Packed And Ready To Serve.
This LP was a promising debut, especially noteworthy for Stan Webb's Freddie King-inspired guitar playing and Christine Perfect's vocals. Webb does justice to his mentor with two instrumentals, King's "San-Ho-Zay" and his own "Webbed Feet," and Christine proves the ideal counterpart: one of the few pianists paying homage to King's longtime collaborator Sonny Thompson.
It remains their finest work; Perfect left the band in 1969 when she married John McVie of Fleetwood Mac. Pianist Paul Raymond, bassist Andy Silvester, and drummer Dave Bidwell all left in 1971 to join Savoy Brown.
The album - with a nice spare sound, typical of Mike Vernon's Blue Horizon label- will be enjoyed again, this time on audiophile vinyl.
A1. The Letter
A2. Lonesome Whistle Blues
A3. When The Train Comes Back
A5. King Of The World
B1. See See Baby
B2. First Time I Met The Blues
B3. Webbed Feet
B4. You Ain't No Good
B5. What You Did Last Night
Extra info: coloured vinyl
Label: Music On Vinyl
Originally released: 1968
This release: 2010/2018