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Bleecker-bowery

by Michael Packer Blues Band

Original songs about New York City experiences. BLUES,JAZZ,ROCK AND COUNTRY-FOLK.
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1. I'm in Love
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4:47 album only
2. Gotta Go (Chicago, New Orleans)
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6:03 album only
3. Christmas On the Bowery
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5:06 album only
4. The Deuce
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5. I Got a Mind to Give Up Living
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6. Born in New York City
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4:55 album only
7. Going Away
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8. All Along the Watchtower
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9. Don't Need You No More
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10. No. 6 Train
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11. Bleecker Street
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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A veteran New York City blues guitarist and bandleader, Michael Packer did his first gig at the Bitter End at the age of 15 in 1965.Teaming up with jazz saxophonist Bob Mintzer in 1969,he formed Papa Nebo and recorded an album for Atlantic records.He later recorded 3 more albums for Buddah and RCA Records with the 70's progressive country band Free Beer.He toured with Johnny Rivers,Clifton Chanier and Dr.Hook among others in the 1970's.He also sang in the Matt Murphy Band.On Bleecker-Bowery you can hear a distinctly New York kind of blues sound.Working with reed player (Ric Frank) and percussionist (Ed Jackson) as well as harmonica,bass,drums,guitars,piano and back-up singers.The band has a fuller more jazz influenced blues sound than other styles of blues.The CD's 11 tracks include original songs by Packer as well as covers of Utah Phillips (Going Away) and Bob Dylan's (All Along The Watchtower).....Rick Congress-Random Chance Records distributed by City Hall Records.


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George Makris - ELMORE MAGAZINE

Bottom line: You will love the sound coming out of this CD.
Anything can happen in New York City. That's what The Michael Packer Blues Band is all about: life in New York City. On their CD "Bleecker - Bowery", Michael Packer sings about it in songs like "Christmas On The Bowery", "#6 Train" and "Bleecker Street". He has paid his dues on these streets and, it is our gain.The basic groove of these songs is seamlessly produced. Their sound is blues with pathos, but not the rasp.This CD is full of suprising streams of music that will jump out and startle you. Bottom line, you will love the sound coming out of this CD. From the funky bass and rhythm of "The Duece" to the bass, bongo and flute combination on "I've Got A Mind To Give Up Living", the musicianship is exciting.

Richard Ludmerer

This New Yorker's soul is exposed and it is beautiful.
Bleecker Street is a classic.This song along with Christmas on the Bowery, Mind to give up Living and Born in NYC,now become identifiable as Michael Packer Blues.This New Yorkers soul is exposed and it is beautiful.

BLUE ICEWATER RADIO

BLUE ICEWATER RADIO -BLEECKER-BOWERY
The CD BLEECKER-BOWERY by The Michael Packer Blues Band has been picked as one of the best CD's by independent artists.

AUSTIN CHRONICLE

BLEECKER - BOWERY
Delta riddums tinged with country sensibilities and citified roots.Soulful and poignant.

VILLAGE VOICE

PAUL BUTTERFIELD TRADITION
New York City area blues perennials, Packer and gang, apply jazz-inflected aesthetics derived from the Paul Butterfield tradition to such city-specific experiences as Christmas on the Bowery.

WGCR - FM THE BLUESBANK - CHICAGO

MONEY IN THE BLUES BANK!
This CD is airplay material.I especially liked, Gotta Go(Chicago,New Orleans)and Born in New York City.It is however not just a blues album. It has some jazz pieces which were very cool.Bleecker-Bowery is definitely money in the Blues Bank!

BLUES REVUE (Nov.-Dec-2004)

RED,HOT,BLUES
Sixteen tunes of varied quality from the United Jersey Blues Network compilation CD.This stylistically varied,above-average collection contains, I'm in Love, from The Michael Packer Blues Band's, Bleecker-Bowery CD.Worth checking out!

RADIOWAVE AIRPLAY MONITOR

BORN IN NEW YORK CITY - WATCHTOWER - CLIMBING CHARTS!
Born in New York City and All Along The Watchtower from the Bleecker-Bowery CD have been on the contemporary blues charts for three weeks.Born in NYC is at #14 on the published charts and #2 in Paris, France (Midnight Special). All Along The Watchtower has climbed to #16 on the published blues charts and is currently #12 in Paris,France.

RADIOINDY.COM

FEATURED FEBRUARY 2007 BLUES ARTIST
Michael Packer's, 'I'm in Love' from the highly acclaimed Bleecker-Bowery album was featured on the Rhapsody Playlist Central (Radioindy Blues)for the month of February 2007 with other artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughn,BB King,Keb Mo,Robert Cray and Koko Taylor.

WSAI-FM COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND

BLUES CHARTS TOP 35
The excellent Bleecker-Bowery CD by The Michael Packer Blues Band is NO.28 on the WSAI Blues charts!
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