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Harvey Mandel

Harvey Mandel
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Bio / info
A pioneer of modern electric blues from Chicago, Harvey Mandel (born March 11, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan) developed and mastered sustained and controlled feedback, displaying both extroversion and musical virtuosity. He has performed with many blues legends including Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Albert King, and Buddy Guy. He was the original guitarist with Charlie Musselwhite (circa 1966) and was also a member of the Barry Goldberg Reunion. After relocating to San Francisco, met up with renowned producer Abe "Voco" Kesh, releasing his first solo album for Phillips/Mercury Records in 1968. Mandel replaced Henry Vestine as lead guitarist of the Canned Heat; his third gig with the band was the Woodstock Festival in 1969. After three albums with Canned Heat, he was recruited by British blues man John Mayall to be a member of the Bluesbreakers, appearing on several of their albums including USA Union. Around 1972 he teamed up with Sugarcane Harris, forming the band Pure Food and Drug Act, all the while continuing his solo career. One of Mandel's most significant session credits was his participation on Black and Blue, the 1976 LP from The Rolling Stones.
Website
http://www.harveymandel.com
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Releases on file (21)
Harvey Mandel — Snake Attack Harvey Mandel — Snake Attack
(Rockbeat ROC-3377, 2017, CD)
Harvey Mandel — Snake Pit Harvey Mandel — Snake Pit
(Tompkins Square TSQ 5296, 2016, CD)
Harvey Mandel — Live at Broadway Studios, San Francisco 2001 Harvey Mandel — Live at Broadway Studios, San Francisco 2001
(RockBeat ROC 3366, 2001/2018, CD)
Harvey Mandel — Lick This Harvey Mandel — Lick This
(Electric Snake (no cat #) , 1999, CD)
Harvey Mandel — Emerald Triangle Harvey Mandel — Emerald Triangle
(Electric Snake ESP-9701, 1998, CD)
Harvey Mandel — Planetary Warrior Harvey Mandel — Planetary Warrior
(Viceroy 54215-2, 1997, CD)
Harvey Mandel — Snakes and Stripes Harvey Mandel — Snakes and Stripes
(Clarity CCD-1013, 1995, CD)
Henry Kaiser / Steve Kimock / Harvey Mandel / Freddie Roulette — The Psychedelic Guitar Circus Henry Kaiser / Steve Kimock / Harvey Mandel / Freddie Roulette — The Psychedelic Guitar Circus
(Rykodisc RCD 10347, 1994, CD)
Harvey Mandel — Twist City Harvey Mandel — Twist City
(Western Front WFE 10022, 1993, CD)
Harvey Mandel — Feel the Sound of Harvey Mandel Harvey Mandel — Feel the Sound of Harvey Mandel
(Repertoire REP 4715-WG, 1974/1998, CD)
Love — Reel to Real Love — Reel to Real
(High Moon HMRCD-03, 1974/2016, CD)
Harvey Mandel — Shangrenade Harvey Mandel — Shangrenade
(BGO BGOCD410, 1973/1998, CD)
Pure Food and Drug Act — Choice Cuts Pure Food and Drug Act — Choice Cuts
(Acadia ACA 8033, 1972/2002, CD)
Harvey Mandel — The Snake Harvey Mandel — The Snake
(BGO BGOCD398, 1972/1998, CD)
Harvey Mandel — Get off in Chicago Harvey Mandel — Get off in Chicago
(Ovation OV/1415, 1971, LP)
Harvey Mandel — Baby Batter Harvey Mandel — Baby Batter
(BGO BGOCD252, 1970/1995, CD)
Canned Heat — Canned Heat '70 - Concert Canned Heat — Canned Heat '70 - Concert
(Liberty LYC 1171, 1970, LP)
Canned Heat — Future Blues Canned Heat — Future Blues
(Repertoire REP 4889, 1970/2000, CD)
Harvey Mandel — Games Guitars Play Harvey Mandel — Games Guitars Play
(Philips PHS 600-325, 1969, LP)
Harvey Mandel — Righteous Harvey Mandel — Righteous
(Philips PHS 600-306, 1969, LP)
Harvey Mandel — Cristo Redentor Harvey Mandel — Cristo Redentor
(E.G. Records EEGCD 62, 1968/1989, CD)
 

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