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Just Off Halsted

Just Off Halsted
$19.95

Originally released in 1974, Just Off Halsted was The Bob Riedy Blues Band's second studio effort under their own banner. Packed with carefully crafted interpretations of blues standards as well as soulful originals, Just Off Halsted is a veritable time capsule of the 70's Chicago Blues scene—a time when blues legends Carey Bell, Richard "Hub Cap" Robinson, and Eddy Clearwater performed in a tight Chicago blues club circuit that was, just off Halsted.

Recording Dates Information:
—Recorded 6/6/74, 6/7/74, 6/8/74
—Recorded at Chess Studios in Chicago
—Freddie Breitberg "Eddie Flick" was the engineer
—Produced by Bob Riedy & Bruce Kaplan for Flying Fish Records and released on vinyl as # FF 006 in 1974
—Produced and re-mastered by Bob Riedy for Chicago Sound Recordings, Inc. and released on CD in 2004 as # CSR 2006

Bob Riedy Blues Band Members #10:

Carey Bell (vocal & harmonica where listed), Eddy Clearwater (vocal & guitar where listed), Richard Hub-Cap Robinson (vocal where listed & drums throughout), John Reda (lead guitar throughout), Dan Draher (second guitar throughout), Bob Falvey (fender bass throughout), Mike Willens (baritone & alto saxophones), Mike Cogan (tenor sax), Mark Gaston (trumpet), and Bob Riedy (piano throughout).

Track listing:

Listen to a sample click to listen to sample .mp3

1) CRUZING
(Robert M. Riedy, Flying Fish Music, BMI) 4:00
Instrumental featuring Bob Riedy (piano) & the band

2) I GOT A WOMAN Listen to a sample .mp3
(Ray Charles, Unichappel Music, BMI) 4:49
Vocal by Richard Hub-Cap Robinson

3) HAINT Listen to a sample .mp3
(Music by Riedy Lyrics by Robinson, Flying Fish Music, BMI) 5:06
Vocal by Richard Hub-Cap Robinson and harmonica sound effects by Carey Bell

4) PRETTY BABY Listen to a sample .mp3
(Carey Bell, Bug Music, BMI) 2:09
Vocal by Eddy Clearwater

5) COMIN' HOME BABY
(Bent Tucker & Bob Dorough, Irving Music, Inc. O/B/O Sincere Music, Irving Music, Inc. A/C Benglo Music, BMI) 4:52
Instrumental featuring Bob Riedy (piano) & the band

6) HEART ACHES and PAIN
(Music by Riedy Lyrics by Bell, Flying Fish Music, BMI) 6:19
Vocal & harmonica by Carey Bell
Listed as "Heart Akes and Pain" on the original Flying Fish album # 006 in 1974

7) ROAD DUST Listen to a sample .mp3
(Robert M. Riedy, Flying Fish Music, BMI) 3:13
Instrumental featuring Bob Riedy (piano) & the band

8) CALDONIA
(Fleecie Moore, Cherio Corporation, BMI) 3:32
Vocal & rhythm guitar by Eddy Clearwater

9) HARD TO LEAVE YOU ALONE Listen to a sample .mp3
(Music by Riedy, Lyrics by Bell, Flying Fish Music, BMI) 5:49
Vocal & harmonica by Carey Bell

10) *DRINKIN' WINE
(J.Mayo Williams, Granville 'Stick' McGhee, Universal MCA Music Publishing Div. of Universal Music Corp., BMI) 3:30
Vocal by Richard Hub-Cap Robinson

    *FINALE
    (Robert M. Riedy, Chicago Sound Music Inc., BMI) 5:07

11) *LAST CALL
(Robert M. Riedy, Chicago Sound Music Inc., BMI) 00:30
Instrumental (part 1 of 3)


12) *BLUES FOR THE KANGAROOS
(Robert M. Riedy, Chicago Sound Music Inc., BMI) 2:36
Instrumental with announcements by Richard Hub-Cap Robinson (part 2 of 3)


13) JUST OFF HALSTED Listen to a sample .mp3
(Robert M. Riedy, Chicago Sound Music Inc., BMI) 2:00
Instrumental (part 3 of 3)

*First time release of original session material.