Peter Green Splinter Group – “Hot Foot Powder”
Release Date: May 2, 2000
Intro: ‘Hot Foot Powder’ is an album by the British blues band the Peter Green Splinter Group, led by Peter Green. Released in 2000, this was their fifth album. Green was the founder of Fleetwood Mac and a member of that group from 1967–70, before a sporadic solo career during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Like one of the group’s previous albums, The Robert Johnson Songbook, Hot Foot Powder consisted of songs written by Robert Johnson, and included contributions by a number of notable blues musicians, including Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, Otis Rush, David Honeyboy Edwards, Joe Louis Walker and Dr. John. It was re-released in 2004 by Snapper Music with bonus tracks.
Hot Foot Powder is Peter Green’s second album made up entirely
of covers of the music by the legendary Delta bluesman Robert Johnson. In fact, with this album and its predecessor, The Robert Johnson Songbook, Green has recorded every song that Robert Johnson is known to have composed and recorded. Where Johnson often played and sang like a man whose life depended on it, Green plays and sings like a man whose next beer depends on it, surprisingly with very nice results.
His performance on the title track is marvelously lazy and laid-back throughout this bluesy album, which also features Green’s band, the Splinter Group, including Nigel Watson. Dr. John, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Hubert Sumlin, and Joe Louis Walker all make guest appearances on the album, along with Honey Boy Edwards, who knew and performed with Robert Johnson.
The only slight drawback to this album are the few vocal performances of Nigel Watson, who is, perhaps, technically a better vocalist than Peter Green; however, his voice lacks Green’s soulful weariness. Hot Foot Powder’s packaging, designed by 9th Planet, is both a creative and fun complement to the music within.
01 – I’m A Steady Rollin’ Man 03:35
02 – From Four Until Late 03:03
03 – Dead Shrimp Blues 02:49
04 – Little Queen Of Spades 03:02
05 – They’re Red Hot 03:51
06 – Preachin’ Blues 02:45
07 – Hell Hound On My Trail 03:31
08 – Travelling Riverside Blues 04:09
09 – Malted Milk 03:13
10 – Milkcow’s Calf Blues 03:33
11 – Drunken Hearted Man 03:23
12 – Cross Road Blues 02:57
13 – Come On In My Kitchen 03:09
I need to get this.