Buying the albums sampled on “Picnic”; the Last Post.
Track 13 on the CD is “jailhouse”, a 2.49 minute romp of the top class, with Liz Hanns doing a superlative lead vocal, in possibly the most “over the top” way on the record.
Track 14 is “guitar king”, which comes in at 2.47, and is the purest form of 12 bar blues on the album. Not much evidence at all, if any, of Liz Hanns on this one.
The final track on the CD, track 15, is also the last track on the Canadian version of the LP, where it follows immediately after the masterpiece “sundown”. This is the longest track on the record at 5.35 minutes, and is called “railroad”. Liz Hanns provides a fantastic solo to close the record, a much more trad jug band blues thing than “sundown”, but very nearly as good. “Cap’n's gonna kill you..till you’re almost dead.”
This ends the series about buying the albums sampled on “Picnic”, which I think I started about 18 months ago. It has been great fun, and I may well do the same thing with another sampler or two in due course.
Next time, however, something completely different.