Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
More today from Chris Welch’s 2008 notes in the CD insert:
“The next track called simply “Grunt” was inspired by an instrumental by harmonica player Little Walter that Micky had heard on the Chess label. The original was called “You Need Love”. Recalls Moody: “He sang the vocal and there was a marvellous slide guitar solo by a guy called Earl Hooker. Mick Taylor was a big fan of Earl Hooker as well. I found out later that the tune was recorded as an instrumental and Muddy Waters overdubbed a vocal onto it. I took the main riff and made it into an instrumental.”
“Ron Aspery came into the session with another sax player and beefed up a number done “live” in one take without any overdubs.
“Moody: “It was a real rave up. About a year later, Jimmy Page did a similar thing called “Whole Lotta Love” with Led Zeppelin. We had a great fun and this was Tramline at its best. I had improved as a player since the previous album and having Colin in the studio was such an inspiration. His bass playing really pushed it along and made a big difference.”
More next time.