BALDRY CLASSICS ...IT AIN'T EASY n' EVERYTHING STOPS FOR TEA now available...order your copies today ....

IT AIN'T EASY - PRODUCED BY ELTON JOHN & ROD STEWART
1.Conditional Discharge       2. Don't Try to Lay No Boogie Woogie on the King
of Rock n' Roll       3.Black Girl          4.
MP3- It Ain't Easy      5.Morning, Morning
6.I'm Ready       7.Let's Burn Down the Cornfield        8.Mr Rubin      9.Rock Me When
He's Gone        10.Flying     
*11.Going Down Slow        *12.Cornbread, Meat and Molasses
*13.
Black Girl (alt)       *14.It Ain't Easy (alt)       *15.I'm Ready (alt)       *16.Love in Vain
(unreleased)      *17.Midnight Hour Blues (unreleased)       *18.Radio Spot

  *bonus unreleased material
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Jimmy Horowitz:Exe.Producer, Mike Bobak:engineer, Elton John:piano, Rod Stewart:vocals,  Long John Baldry:vocals,
12 string, Maggie Bell:vocals  Roger Pope:drums, Caleb Quaye:guitar, Ray Jackson:mandolin,  Sam Mitchell:guitars,
Ian Armitt
:keyboards, Ian Duck:vocals/harp, Dave Glover:bass, Ron Wood:guitar  Al Skidmore: sax

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JOURNEY HOME/PAUL BURKE 05/17/06 - I remember my older sister’s favorite album with the baby faced Elton John and Rod Stewart on the back cover, and Ron Wood in the credits. "Hey you would like this," she said one day handing it off to me nonchalantly. I took care of my records and she new I was playing the daylights out of the Allman Brothers "Beginnings". “Hey who's this Leadbelly guy?” What do you want from a 14 year old? Well in one listen back in 1974 I have never, ever heard a better rendition or scarcely a better song than Flying. "Since we all know the lyrics can we lower the lights" Ka-Boom – right between the eyes man you have to believe, and then the magic appears. If John did nothing else in his entire life the album "It Ain't Easy" is a gem, a milestone, a scorching rock n’ blues album for all time. You won't see it on Rolling Stone's Top 100 list. That is why I am long over due in posting something about it. Through my decade on the air it was a special show when I cautiously pulled it from its paper sleeve and spun any one of the original ten tracks - including "Conditional Discharge into Don’t Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock n’ Roll” They were all favorites "Let's Burn Down The Cornfield" indeed. How about “let's melt down the mixing board” or “lets scorch up the turn table” or “lets fire up the air ways.” It was my secret weapon my hurricane of musical righteousness when I wanted to jolt the Phil Collins Wham decade out of their pop slumber and serve up something real! This album combines everything I love about music - passion – smart lyrics - story telling - hammering blues - gritty playing - soul and inspiration. - Paul Burke/author/media artist

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