Cherry-picked selection from original Mac man who had the blues word perfect
Before the demons got the better of him, the esteemed Peter Greenbaum was Bethnal Green’s answer to the hard Delta blues masters. His version of the Mac were as influential in their day as any crossover rock band. Singles hits like “Albatross” (the original and a Chris Coco remix both figure here) and the autobiographical “The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)” turned Green into a transatlantic superstar who could write his own material and do justice to Little Willie John or Elmore James. Chuck in the ineffable “Oh Well?Parts 1 & 2”, add some “Rattlesnake Shake”, and you could be back in the Roundhouse circa 1969.