L.A. Blues Authority "Cream Of The Crop"

L.A. Blues Authority "Cream Of The Crop"

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L.A. Blues Authority
Cream Of The Crop
The Story
On "Cream Of The Crop", some of rock's premier guitar players and singers pay tribute to one of the greatest blues/rock guitar bands of all time - the Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker trio known as Cream. Performers include Pat Travers, Michael Lee Firkins, Richie Kotzen, Jeff Watson, Rick Derringer, Glenn Hughes, Eric Gales, Neal Schon, Tim Bogert, Leslie West, Joe Lynn Turner, Glenn Hughes and more! Firkins is in command of the lone instrumental, a scorching version of "Cat's Squirrel, with Little John Chrisley on harmonica.
The Music
04:32 Pat Travers/Mike Onesko "Sunshine Of Your Love" Vocal
04:39 Richie Kotzen "Strange Brew" Vocal
04:57 Neal Schon/Joe Lynn Turne "Sittin' On Top Of The World" Vocal
04:57 Jeff Watson/Glenn Hughes "Born Under A Bad Sign" Vocal
03:55 Leslie West "Crossroads" Vocal
04:20 Michael Lee Firkins "Cat's Squirrel" Instrumental
04:55 Mike Onesko "Politician" Vocal
04:50 Eric Gales "Sleepy Time Time" Vocal
04:05 Rick Derringer "Outside Woman Blues" Vocal
03:33 Alan Mirikitani "Take It Back" Vocal
The Artists
Pat Travers Guitar, Lead Vocal
Mike Onesko Guitar, Lead Vocal, Rhythm Guitar, Production
Richie Kotzen Guitar, Vocals
Neal Schon Guitar
Jeff Watson Guitar
Leslie West Guitar, Lead Vocal
Michael Lee Firkins Guitar
Eric Gales Guitar, Lead Vocals
Rick Derringer Guitar, Lead Vocals
Alan Mirikitani Guitar, Lead Vocals
John Moore Bass
Joe Lynn Turner Lead Vocal
Glenn Hughes Lead Vocal
Little John Chrisley Vocal Riff, Harmonica
Tim Bogert Bass
Jeff Martin Drums
Mike Varney Production
Mark Rennick Basic Track Engineering, Mixing, Overdub Engineering
Arjan McNamera Engineering Assistance
Shawn Morris Engineering Assistance, Overdub Engineering
John Acoca Mastering
Annie Calef Cover Photography, Art Direction, Graphic Design
Dave Stephens Art Direction, Graphic Design
Jim Medlin Overdub Engineering
Tom Size Overdub Engineering
Rudy Guess Overdub Engineering
Gary Corbett Overdub Engineering
Arjan McNamera Overdub Engineering
Wes Sharon Overdub Engineering
Basic tracks recorded at Prairie Sun Studios, Cotati, CA.

Overdubs recorded at Prairie Sun Studios (Cotati, CA), Studio Midtown Recording (Memphis, TN), Fukengruven Studios (S.F., CA), Guess Recording (N. Hollywood, CA) and Infinity Studios (Brooklyn, NY).

Additional overdub engineering by Bobby D.

Mixed at Prairie Sun Studios, Cotati, CA.

Mastered at Eugene Productions.