Saturday, May 17, 2008

Southern Comfort - Southern Comfort (1970 Blues-Rock US)

There are a bunch of different bands known as Southern Comfort. This particular band is composed of Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites related sessionmen. Nick produced the album too. They got a very west-coasty blues rock sound kinda like Pacific Gas & Electric. However, they are sorta faceless and generic...but professional.

That album is for me great Blues-Rock with mostly cover version but very good covers on some songs Nick Gravenites and Mike Bloomfield plays, another small printed album

All Day Long

Big thanks to Antony


Anonymous said...

My name is Bob Jones. I was co-leader ( with Fred Burton ) of Southern Comfort. We were Memphis Soul freaks. ( Booker T, Otis, etc. )

I'm not sure I agree with the "covers" evaluation as many songs were original. Wild Western Cheeta, Mountain Girl, Come and Sit, etc. ). Although Mike contributed writing and Nick produced, they did not play.

"Faceless"? I'm on five other Bloomfield albums. I started with We Five as lead guitar player but was playing drums by Southern Comfort time. Janice wanted Fred and I to join her soul band but we wanted her to use all of the group so it never happened.

One of our bass players ( Karl Severied ) now plays with Robert Cray.

Ron Stallings ( the other singer besides me ) plays with Huey Lewis.

I played with Mike on the road for ten years after SC and eventually returned to my home state of Hawaii where I continue to play.

Thanks for recognizing us and our work. We were popular with the players at the time ( like Tower of Power ) and in the bay area but couldn't get help from CBS to break out nationally.

For more info see

Anonymous said...

Also, I have a radio show every wednesday from 2-5pm HST on Also I am finishing up a blues album that sounds pretty good. It will revisit and reprise some of the work I did with Mike B. Tune in for a preview.


Belan Richárd said...

oh Bob, i meant totally different things when i wrote faceless (slovakia here) and about the covers, i didnt know the near relationship between musicians around and inside band. mike bloomfield takes a big role on my blues rock pleasure, as i mentioned its a great band, and i am very happy to have your message here.
i wont miss your next program in :)

and really thanks for all the infos

All the best Richard

Anonymous said...

I just bought a original vinyl copy of that magnificent work..
really my congratulation to bob and all that contibuted to that
from the land of Nick the greek..

Unknown said...

Beautiful Gem of an Album. I was 20 years old (57 now) (1972) when I acquired this LP.
Blues feeling, specially on the overall play, arrangements and the way Jones Sings.

Anonymous said...

RS link dead. Found another link for same album:

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long live MU,MF,DF,HF,and Zippy !!!

isabelbc said...

new link

zoranjat said...

Dear Friend ! The link has died , can you make it live again , A BIG thanks zoranjat

WINCH said...

I'm just a listener, but I--like Bob--find some of the comments...I mean I think I disagree. For one thing, this is clearly not Gravenites' album (and clearly not Bloomfield's since he's nowhere to be found on this album)...this is Southern Comfort's album (not to be confused with all the other bands with that name.) No offense to Gravenites, Bloomfield or those other bands, but this is so much better. Quite frankly, it's not a great album but it's clearly a really good one. It's real, soulful, much better than all the overblown "southern" albums from this era made by superstars and such.

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