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Tampa, Florida's Blues Image breezed into the U.S. Top 10 in 1970 with the infectious AM smash "Ride Captain Ride," a single from the band's best-selling second LP, Open. But Blues Image was a much more diverse unit than the sunny, robust pop of its lone hit suggests, stretching out on deeper cuts to offer tastes of acidic, Hendrix-y hard rock, rootsy fare a la Creedence Clearwater Revival, and even polyrhythmic Latin-rock fusion in the vein of Santana. Guitarist Mike Pinera later joined Iron Butterfly, while percussionist Joe Lala would go on to pound the congas for Manassas.
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Blues Image - Open CD
Price: $10.38
Retail: $12.98
Availability: In Stock
Item #: SC 6196 -

    First-ever domestic CD issue of the group?s in-demand second album, featuring ?Ride Captain Ride? When Blues Image launched into their 1970 chart smash, ?Ride Captain Ride,? the smoking lamp was always lit. But, with their subtle use of Latin Rhythms ? featuring tantalizing fretboard work by Mike Pinera and the addictive conga drums of Joe Lala ? this Tampa, Fla. combo proved themselves anything but a one hit wonder on their out of nowhere classic, Open. ...