City Hall Records Catalog

Independent Record Distribution since 1973
News Upcoming Releases WaxToWatch OnSale Artists Labels Genres Related Contact  
Cityhall > Catalog >Halfbreed Site Map | Prev ¦ Next
Artist: Hartley, Keef Band
Title: Halfbreed
Format: LP 45 rpm Vinyl
Catalog Number:72
Barcode:889397107727 itemnumber=1000125104
Price: $21.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: ROCK
Release Date: 7/16/2021
Availability: In Stock
Return Eligibility: NON-RETURNABLE
Additional Musical Category Notes:

Show Cart View Cart Or Checkout

Drummer Keith Hartley was of such musical pedigree that he replaced Ringo Starr in the Hurricanes when Starr joined the Beatles; he soon joined John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and holds the distinction of being the only musician to accompany Mayall on solo album The Blues Alone. Mayall then insisted Hartley front his own band, which is how the Keef Hartley Band formed. Debut album Halfbreed is a top-notch British blues album featuring future Uriah Heep bassist Gary Thain, guitarist Split James who worked with Martha Velez and Otis Spann, a horn section with fellow Bluesbreaker Chris Mercer, flautist Lyn Dobson who played with Georgie Fame, and the great Harry Beckett on trumpet, not to mention a guest appearance by Mayall himself. This is hard rockin’ blues with some jazz leanings in places and the care and attention given to spatial placement helps to emphasize the skilled musicianship featured, with stereophonic panning allowing us to absorb Hartley’s rhythmic assault with better clarity. This edition comes with bonus track ‘Leave It ’Til The Morning,’ a rare single with a folk-rock influence.

Track Listing
Side One

Sacked (Introducing)

Confusion Theme

The Halfbreed

Born To Die

Sinnin’ For You

Side Two

Leavin’ Trunk

Just To Cry

Too Much Thinking

Think It Over

Too Much To Take

Leave It ’ Til The Morning (Bonus track)

Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: LP         
Vinyl Speed: 45 rpm
All text and graphics © 2000-2010 City Hall Records,San Rafael,CA - All Rights Reserved
This page was last updated: 06/25/22