Barry Goldberg Reunion - There's No Hole In My Soul (1968)

Barry Goldberg is an American blues and rock keyboardist, songwriter and producer.

In the mid 60s Barry Goldberg served as keyboardist for blues singer/harmonica player Charlie Musslewhite. He then formed The Electric Flag with guitarist Mike Bloomfield and singer Nick Gravenites, and subsequently left before their first album had been released. By the time of his second solo album in 1968 it was clear he was moving away from pure blues. Released at the height of the psychedelic rock craze, There's No Hole In My Soul was an eclectic fusion of rock, psychedelia, R&B and soul. The album cover credited it to The Barry Goldberg Reunion, i.e. the lineup of Goldberg (vocals/piano/organ/rhythm guitar), Harvey Mandel (lead guitar), Charlie Musselwhite (harmonica), Don McCallister (bass), Eddy Hoh (drums) and Ron Woods (percussion). It had a rough garage-rock sound, with plenty of tasty wah-wah guitar and hammond organ. It was a brilliant album, and it would have been great if this lineup had recorded more in this vein.
Most of the songs were originals (one of them, "Sittin' In Circles", also appeared on The Electric Flag's album the same year), but it also included covers of The Beatles' "Fool On The Hill", the blues standard "It Hurts Me Too", and Danny Whitten's "Hole In My Pocket" (which was originally recorded by Whitten's group The Rockets, before they later became Crazy Horse).

Blowing My Mind (1966) <|> Two Jew Blues (1969)
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