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Blues Image Blues Image was an American rock Rock most often refers to: * Rock (geology) A rock is any naturally occurring solid mass or aggregate of minerals or mineraloid matter. It is categorized by the minerals included, its Chemical compound, c ...
's second album and most acclaimed album, which featured the No. 4 hit single, " Ride Captain Ride".


Critical reception

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Track listing

All songs composed and arranged by Blues Image; except where noted. #"Love Is the Answer" – 2:35 #"Running the Water" – 2:37 #"Clean Love" – 7:49 #" La Bamba" (Traditional; arranged by Blues Image) – 2:26 #"Consuelate" – 1:15 #" Ride Captain Ride" – 3:46 #"Pay My Dues" – 3:49 #"Fugue U" – 0:50 #"
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Mose Allison Mose John Allison Jr. (November 11, 1927 – November 15, 2016) was an American jazz and blues pianist, singer, and songwriter. He became notable for playing a unique mix of blues and modern jazz, both singing and playing piano. After moving to Ne ...

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) – 2:49 #"Wrath of Daisey" – 1:31 #"Take Me" – 7:35


Personnel

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Mike Pinera Mike Pinera (born September 29, 1948) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer who started professionally in the late 1960s with the group Blues Image, which had a number 4 hit in 1970 with their song "Ride Captain Ride". After th ...
lead guitar Lead guitar, also known as solo guitar, is a musical part for a guitar The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that typically has six string instrument, strings. It is held flat against the player's body and played by strumming or Plucked ...
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Skip Konte Frank "Skip" Konte (born October 2, 1947) is an American keyboardist. He joined The Blues Image in 1967, and stayed with them until they split in 1971. Along with bandmate Mike Pinera, he wrote their one hit single, "Ride Captain Ride." Konte then j ...
keyboards Keyboard may refer to: Text input * Keyboard, part of a typewriter * Computer keyboard ** Keyboard layout, the software control of computer keyboards and their mapping ** Keyboard technology, computer keyboard hardware and firmware Music * Musi ...
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Joe Lala Joseph Anthony Lala (November 3, 1947 – March 18, 2014) was an American musician and actor. In 1966, he co-founded the rock Rock most often refers to: * Rock (geology) In geology, a rock is any naturally occurring solid mass or aggreg ...
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Kent Henry Kent Henry Plischke (April 5, 1948 – March 18, 2009), known as Kent Henry, was an American guitarist and songwriter best known for his contributions to Steppenwolf (band), Steppenwolf and Blues Image.UncreditedKent Henry: Guitarist with Steppenw ...
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External links

* {{Authority control 1970 albums Blues Image albums Albums produced by Richard Podolor Atco Records albums