Topic: Love BCC, What JB Solo Work Would I Like?

Hi, I’m a big fan of Joe’s work with BCC, but I’ve never really checked out his extensive solo catalogue which is something I should probably fix!

Can anyone recommend any of Joe’s solo tracks or albums which are in a similar vein to the “rock” sound of BCC rather than traditional blues?

Thanks.

2 (edited by gary 2019-01-08 20:05:28)

Re: Love BCC, What JB Solo Work Would I Like?

Hi White.Welcome!
That’s a good question as you have his older works of A New Day Yesterday (whichbI prefer the live version) and So It’s Like That Which is a rock album and has some great tracks
Then I would say later on Ballad of John Henry and his more recent Blues of Desperation
  Keep in mind many of not most all of his albums have both bluesier and some more rock type tracks.
    Not that his earliest solo works sounded anything like BCC as they are more rock less blues. Maybe Blues of Desperation comes closest on several tracks.
Perhaps the class will expound on this as well

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Re: Love BCC, What JB Solo Work Would I Like?

I find the live stuff especially exciting.  Royal Albert Hall or the Beacon Theater shows are flat out amazing.

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4 (edited by RoadcaseBoy 2019-01-08 21:31:02)

Re: Love BCC, What JB Solo Work Would I Like?

dknight16 wrote:

I find the live stuff especially exciting.  Royal Albert Hall or the Beacon Theater shows are flat out amazing.


+1 ... and although maybe not "BCC Rock" ... Joe's Rockpalast performance from 2005 (available on DVD) ...

Joe Bonamassa - The River - Rockpalast (let the video ride!!) (song is from Joe's 4th album Had To Cry Today)
https://youtu.be/XfVGCrQdw08 (JoeBonamassaTV)

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Re: Love BCC, What JB Solo Work Would I Like?

RoadcaseBoy wrote:

Joe's Rockpalast performance from 2005 (available on DVD) ...


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Re: Love BCC, What JB Solo Work Would I Like?

Ballad of John Henry, definitely.

Re: Love BCC, What JB Solo Work Would I Like?

Rockpalast +6 big_smile

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8 (edited by Jane H. 2019-01-09 22:56:14)

Re: Love BCC, What JB Solo Work Would I Like?

hmmm...which BCC songs do you like best ? big_smile
sorry, first, welcome to the forum, ALWAYS room for BCC fans big_smile
not too much same sound but I'll update later with some choice songs I recommend.
BCC!!!!!

edited to add:
was doing a quick wiki search for easy list of songs...hmmm, anyone game to updating the Joe discography wiki????
they have colabs with Beth Hart listed but not Bloodline or BCC, - or Rock Candy Funk Party. maybe its like grammar rules i don't quite understand, some protocol that if its got a band name its different idk blahblah

anyway my quick recommendations but keeping in mind there isn't anything like BCC IMHO but I think we are on the same page in that i prefer rock. some of Joe's bluesiest songs are the best ones but i can't survive on those alone...

Bloodline self titled disc songs:
ok, yeah the whole album is fairly rocking. its out of print but i believe i have a few spare copies from ebay, i could let one go at my price + shipping approx 20 bux to ship in US, let me know

my faves though are Dixie Peach smile
Stone Cold Hearted
Good luck You're Having
Calling Me Back
Since You're Gone, not so much rock but my fave fave from album


A New Day Yesterday;
I Know Where I Belong
Miss You Hate You
Nothin I Wouldn't Do
Colour and Shape
Headaches to Heartbreaks
Current Situation  smile



So Its Like That:
WHOLE ALBUM but particularly
My Mistake
Lie#1
Mountain Time (fave version is from Live From Nowhere  in Particular....EPIC)
PAIN AND SORROW  https://forum.jbonamassa.com/viewtopic.php?id=945
Takin the Hit
Under the Radar
Sick in Love smile
The Hard Way




Blues Deluxe
:
Burning Hell
Wild About You


Had To Cry Today:
Never make your Move Too Soon
Travellin South
Had to Cry Today !!!
The River
When the Sun Goes Down
Faux Mantini



You and Me
:
Bridge to better Days
Asking Around for You - not rockin but an epic song from Joe
Your Funeral My Trial



Sloe Gin:
One of These Days
Dirt in My Pocket
Sloe Gin - bluesy but epic
Another Kind of Love



The Ballad of John Henry:
The Ballad of John Henry
Last Kiss !
Story of a Quarryman
Lonesome Road Blues



Black Rock:
Steal your Heart Away
I know a Place - bluesy but heavy!
When the Fire hits the Sea
Spanish Boots
Blue and Evil



Dust Bowl
;
Dust Bowl
Heart Breaker!!
The Whale that Swallowed Jonah


Driving Towards the Daylight:
Dislocated Boy
Driving Towards the Daylight
Who's Been Talking
I Got All You Need
A Place in My Heart
Heavenly Soul
Too Much Ain;t Enough Love



Different Shades of Blue:
Love Ain't a Love Song !!!!
Different Shades of Blue
Get Back My Tomorrow



Blues of Desperation:
This Train
Mountain Climbing smile
Drive - mellow but great
Blues of Desperation
Distant Lonesome Train !!
HOW DEEP THIS RIVER RUNS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Redemption:
Evil Mama
Deep in the Blues Again
Self Inflicted Wounds
The Ghost of Macon Jones
Just 'Cos you can Don't Mean you Should
Redemption
Black Roses (on the Target exclusive)

these are mostly my favorites but some of the others are faves but i just skimmed thru to give you some quick recommendations. 
also i am not sure if they still are, but Joe's webstore had digital albums 50% off recently. I prefer the whole cd but just saying...many of these you can check out on youtube to see if you want to buy i guess

Re: Love BCC, What JB Solo Work Would I Like?

Thanks for the recommendations, everyone.

Looking forward to digging deep into the back catalogue!

Re: Love BCC, What JB Solo Work Would I Like?

I forgot to give a mention to this one Joe did with Beth Hart...very heavy
i'd be more into their collaborations if they'd write some rock songs together...but this cover rocks!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8EgDFKk5wA
For My Friend

Re: Love BCC, What JB Solo Work Would I Like?

Jane H. wrote:

I forgot to give a mention to this one Joe did with Beth Hart...very heavy
i'd be more into their collaborations if they'd write some rock songs together...but this cover rocks!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8EgDFKk5wA
For My Friend

Ya wish they did more like this one !!

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Re: Love BCC, What JB Solo Work Would I Like?

+1 big_smile

On the journey of life, I chose the psycho path.
Like a bird on the wire, Like a drunk in a midnight choir I have tried in my way to be free.
Come on the Blades (sorry Idolbone just had to borrow your line)

Re: Love BCC, What JB Solo Work Would I Like?

So i took the plunge and bought both Redemption and Blues of Desperation and am really enjoying both of them (even the more trad. blues tracks!) and in particular Redemption which i think it outstanding (I managed to get the Target version with the bonus tracks, all of which are top quality).

Favourite tracks are Self-Inflicted Wounds, Molly-O and King Bee Shakedown (what a rocker!).

14 (edited by gary 2019-02-04 12:59:49)

Re: Love BCC, What JB Solo Work Would I Like?

White__light wrote:

So i took the plunge and bought both Redemption and Blues of Desperation and am really enjoying both of them (even the more trad. blues tracks!) and in particular Redemption which i think it outstanding (I managed to get the Target version with the bonus tracks, all of which are top quality).

Favourite tracks are Self-Inflicted Wounds, Molly-O and King Bee Shakedown (what a rocker!).

Glad you are enjoying! I would throw in Crazy  Momma to that rockin mix!

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Re: Love BCC, What JB Solo Work Would I Like?

smile cool keep us posted!
gary she is most likely crazy too but i think you mean EVIL Mamma!

16 (edited by gary 2019-02-05 20:23:27)

Re: Love BCC, What JB Solo Work Would I Like?

Jane H. wrote:

smile cool keep us posted!
gary she is most likely crazy too but i think you mean EVIL Mamma!

Oops how did that happen?!!
I think that’s what is called a bona brain freeze !

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Re: Love BCC, What JB Solo Work Would I Like?

The live DVDS are all pretty good!! Live at the Royal Albert Hall is awesome!!!