Duster Bennett's 1968 Debut Album Features Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!
British blues singer/musician Anthony "Duster" Bennett performed as a one-man
band for his debut album "Smiling Like I'm Happy". He played the bass drum with
his foot, blew a harmonica on a rack, while strumming a 1952 Less Paul Goldtop
guitar which was given to him by Peter Green. Backed by his girlfriend Stella
Sutton and the original Fleetwood Mac on three tracks, the album was
well-received among blues fans. The popular blues club player met his early
demise at the age of 30 from a car crash in 1976.
"One of the unsung heroes of British blues, this one-man band was a fine
harmonica player and singer, a decent guitarist, and a soulful enough singer to
make one overlook his distinctly unbluesy high voice. The opening 'Worried Mind"
- just Duster on harp, guitar, voice, high-hat and kick drum - is a marvelously
sloppy shuffle romp that holds its own with the Fabulous Thunderbird's work ten
years hence. On other tracks Bennett is backed by three-fourths of the original
Fleetwood Mac, who provide simple, effective support without stealing any
limelight; solos are kept to a minimum. Originals "My Lucky Day" (with chromatic
harmonica) and "Jumping At Shadows" (which Mac would later cover) are absolutely
outstanding, and Duster does justice to Magic Sam's "My Love Is Your Love"." - Dan Forte, allmusic.com
• Limited Edition 180g Vinyl
• Audiophile Remastering
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
Duster Bennett, vocals, harmonica, guitar, bass-drum, high-hat cymbol
Stella Sutton, vocals
Peter Green, guitar
John McVie, bass
Mick Fleetwood, drums
Ham Richmond, piano
1. Worried Mind
2. Life Is a Dirty Deal
3. Country Jam
4. Trying to Paint It In the Sky
5. Times Like These
6. My Lucky Day
1. Got a Tongue In Your Head!
2. Jumping At Shadows
3. 40 Minutes From Town
4. Shame, Shame, Shame
5. My Love Is Your Love
6. Shady Little Baby
Recorded July 8 - September 9, 1968.