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Blodwyn Pig — Dear Jill
Album: Ahead Rings Out
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7.2

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Total ratings: 757









Released: 1969
Length: 5:10
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Sorry babe, but I won't be home,
Won't be home tomorrow.
Sorry darlin' but I got to let you
Gotta let you down
Your wasten' my time
Got no love
Love left to give you anymore.

I gotta look for, I gotta find me a brand new
Find me a brand new woman
You know I gotta find, the one that won't
The one that won't run around
You took everything I had, but I got no love,
Love left to give you anymore.
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Dont know why, but hear some EL&P here. Nice song  i like it.
That looks like the mascot from KSHE
 LowPhreak wrote:
If they put lipstick on that pig it would still be...a pig!
 
If they try to put lipstick on that pig they'd get a mouthful of trotter around the chops :o)
 E_A_D_G wrote:
Dylan. It Takes A lot To Laugh ... Well, I ride on a mailtrain, baby, Can't buy a thrill. Well, I've been up all night, baby, Leanin' on the window sill.
 
It's a I - IV -V progression - there must be hundreds of thousands of songs with such a progression.  Given your user name you ought to know that.
Still a 2 ...  plodding and awkward.
If they put lipstick on that pig it would still be...a pig!
 boxofrain wrote:
Haven't thought of the Pig in at least 40 years!

 
Ditttttto! ...well, except I played their LP last month. A cornerstone of my dusty slightly disturbing collection of 5000 or so albums! 
Thanks RP! The Rock-'n-Roll TIme Tunnel
Time Tunnel!
Haven't thought of the Pig in at least 40 years!
Love this tune, the slide says so  much.
We've heard from all of those the Lil Red Rooster influenced. Now, howzabout some Howlin Wolf?!
Excellent, Bill.  Got that album framed and hanging on the wall of my den... a classic.  More is acceptable.
awesome

gonna dig "See My Way" now  
{#Guitarist} so many of these members went on to great bands / the the pig is the bomb
London blues at it's best
I have not heard this in years.  I played this album to death back in the day.  Thanks, Bill
 dubberdan wrote:
Cracking track {#Devil_pimp}

 
a 10 for all the right elements, 3 Michelin stars!  {#Hearteyes}
Not the only album by this group. They release a followup a year later in 1970, "Getting to This". Not as good as the first album but a few good tracks. Ditto the request for "See My Way" from the first LP — one of the great rock guitar solos of all time. 
Cracking track {#Devil_pimp}
Blodwyn Pig!  Great!

My kids think I'm nuts, when I play the other track from this album that I like ... "See My Way" ... which as the album jacket (album jacket?) notes indicated, strikes some folks as having some similarity to Ravel's "Bolero".

Add my thanks to all the thanks below ... and please consider playing "See My Way" sometime ... thanks! 
So great to hear again! Thanks Bill!!
 
main riff is exactly the same as little red rooster
Kudos to RP for playing something so obscure. I have had the album many years-Tull fan here
 jagdriver wrote:

I bought it right when it was released. This tune is still outstanding. There was only one other track on the LP that I really enjoyed, however, try as I may to be engaged as a listener. I might feel differently now, as my taste—broad as it was back then—is even broader today (especially when it comes to blues).

 
I still have this LP somewhere. I need to dig it out and listen to it again.
 Mike.abson wrote:
So good. Bought this in '69. Brilliant. 
 
I bought it right when it was released. This tune is still outstanding. There was only one other track on the LP that I really enjoyed, however, try as I may to be engaged as a listener. I might feel differently now, as my taste—broad as it was back then—is even broader today (especially when it comes to blues).
So good. Bought this in '69. Brilliant. 
Hey what is that pig smoking{#Devil_pimp}
 SoundThinker wrote:
This is why I do not listen to local radio! 

 
Because your local radio plays this, or because it doesn't?
This is why I do not listen to local radio! 
Wow, this has really aged well
{#Hearteyes}

Agreed! Thanks Bill, great set! All outstanding tunes 
I heard this playing in the other room and softly said: "There is a God, and I've lived long enough to hear this again on the radio."
Good Blues never age.
wow.
Pig before Floyd!
Good Blues never age.
wow.
This song is 10^2
Great song another classic winner thank you once again Bill
{#Cheers} .... memories of Sheffield University gigs, thanks Bill - "happy days"
That was a fantastic song!!
BILL, great find. Hadn't heard this for 40+years. Thanks. So many reasons to love RP!
A gem
I don't think I've heard it for 50yrs and I don't think I appreciated how good it was at the time thru a Dansette!
 
  Businessgypsy wrote:
You know how arty US college bands will sometimes affect a British accent in an attempt to sound, um... continental?

My South Louisiana ears are feeling the pain you Brits must feel when that occurs.
Appreciate the wonderful work done by English bands in preserving and expanding Southern Blues, love the vast majority of the genre.
 
WonderLizard wrote:
The last comments deserves to be in much larger type. IMHO if it weren't for the British blues revival of the '60s, I doubt very much if those of us across the pond would have known about our own rich musical heritage, not to mention its descendant genres.
 MHO will differ from YHO on this point. In the South of my youth, we never lost touch with those that went before. The traditions were very much alive and part of the active music scene. I appreciate the appreciation from the UK, but dependence on survival is laying it on way thick.
 run4more wrote:
Album liner group pic

I always got a kick out of the photo of Jack Lancaster playing two saxes at once. Here's a picture book for ya with liner notes which I believe include both US and UK versions. It was a very poorly produced booklet that came with the CD that I bought as a replacement for my original worn-out LP. I did my best to enhance it to legibility—some of Mick Abrahams comments are pretty entertaining and worth the effort. I guess I need to check my rips and see if the quality is worthy of uploading—sure would like to see a few more of their songs here.


   
Thank you run4more, its wowwww cool!   that's it, I'm not getting a haircut again, ever
Loved it from the first, love it still.  And the album cover - !!!!
Oh piggy, why are you so delicious?
This is one of my favorite songs of all times. Thanks, Bill.
Never heard it before. Another rarity heard only on RP. 
 Chumbawamba-1984 wrote:
Excuse my ignorance, first time I hear this beauty.

 

you are excused... this is a rarity for sure.
Excuse my ignorance, first time I hear this beauty.
When I was back there in Engineering School (and this could and maybe should be taken in a Morrisonistic tone) while playing some foosball at a typically wild GDI party at the Tech-Engine Club building, I remember a guy named Paul but nick-named Leo (his hair, beard and mustache defied any other name) had a shirt with that blissed-out pig's head on it, and him saying, "Blodwyn Pig, man, check it out..."
Beauty.
Another forgotten song of my life.

Damn nice to hear this pearl again after all these years !

9 for now.
d. robotbass wrote:
One of my favorite songs on one of my favorite albums. I dug the CD up a few years ago.
Point of interest; Mick Abrahams went on to be the first guitarist for Jethro Tull. Should play some of that too!
Actually, Abrahams left Tull to go and form this band.
 

One of my favorite songs on one of my favorite albums. I dug the CD up a few years ago.
Point of interest; Mick Abrahams went on to be the first guitarist for Jethro Tull. Should play some of that too!
Never heard this before but it was very enjoyable.  Nice to hear an obscure old song.
 SpeckDog wrote:
Sweet Meat!?! Is that you?
 
.....lmao.....
Sweet Meat!?! Is that you?
Just doesn't convince me that he has the blues. 
WOW!!!!!!!!! Haven't thought of this song in 30 years!! You guys are the best!Thank you so much for playing it. Great song!
joe perry mentioned this group as an inspiration when he was 1st honing his craft...
 
Just gets better and better and better over the years
Nice to hear this!
Nice.... Smokey jazz... Good sounds as we head into the weekend... Thank you
Putting me to sleep. G'nite. 
 drcrnp wrote:
A lifelong fave
 
Aye! It takes me back to my college years- how sweet and long the days seemed then- lots of time to listen to music.

I tried uploading their song "Walk on the Water" off this LP to the LRC but it was insta sorried..
 Businessgypsy wrote:
You know how arty US college bands will sometimes affect a British accent in an attempt to sound, um... continental?

My South Louisiana ears are feeling the pain you Brits must feel when that occurs.
Appreciate the wonderful work done by English bands in preserving and expanding Southern Blues
, love the vast majority of the genre.

 
The last comments deserves to be in much larger type. IMHO if it weren't for the British blues revival of the '60s, I doubt very much if those of us across the pond would have known about our own rich musical heritage, not to mention its descendant genres.

Welsh blues? Nice 'n quirky :o)
A lifelong fave
My fav animal is a pig!
That's one hot pig , baby!
love this, nice twist on the blues
 run4more wrote:
I always got a kick out of the photo of Jack Lancaster playing two saxes at once. Here's a picture book for ya with liner notes which I believe include both US and UK versions. It was a very poorly produced booklet that came with the CD that I bought as a replacement for my original worn-out LP. I did my best to enhance it to legibility—some of Mick Abrahams comments are pretty entertaining and worth the effort. I guess I need to check my rips and see if the quality is worthy of uploading—sure would like to see a few more of their songs here.
  
Nice one. Thanks. 

From the notes: Dear Jill is a pleasant contrasting blues, played on a seven-string slide guitar, and has a warm soprano solo from Jack. (Music for young lovers to argue by.)


That guitar lick has stayed with me my whole life...


Album liner group pic

I always got a kick out of the photo of Jack Lancaster playing two saxes at once. Here's a picture book for ya with liner notes which I believe include both US and UK versions. It was a very poorly produced booklet that came with the CD that I bought as a replacement for my original worn-out LP. I did my best to enhance it to legibility—some of Mick Abrahams comments are pretty entertaining and worth the effort. I guess I need to check my rips and see if the quality is worthy of uploading—sure would like to see a few more of their songs here.

Nice!
Agrre with run4more. It was one of my first LP. Mick Abraham was a very creative bluesman.
Excellent! {#Music}
Great then, great now
Very nice. Hearing a lil' John Mayall —— >>  ya'all
Blodwyn, uh... bloody good shift from S&G.
Very nice song! I have to give a 8!!
Nice but not special, extra points for album cover art.
Yes!
That is one smokin' album cover!
I am digging this tune..~..~~..~~..~..~.{#Cowboy}
 George_Tirebiter wrote:
After he left Jethro Tull, Mick Abrams formed Blodwyn Pig.  Somewhere, I have two albums that they produced in the late 60's. Great sax on this number.  I've often wondered what happened to Mick.  Bill?
 
He had a heart attack last November and is recuperating.

Yes the rest of the album incited no passion, but this song always gave me a frisson, and oh that jacket art!
 Businessgypsy wrote:
You know how arty US college bands will sometimes affect a British accent in an attempt to sound, um... continental?

My South Louisiana ears are feeling the pain you Brits must feel when that occurs.


 

I hear ya, just like when they try to fake a Cajun or a Mississippi accent on TV, I'll change channels before the second syllable!
After he left Jethro Tull, Mick Abrams formed Blodwyn Pig.  Somewhere, I have two albums that they produced in the late 60's. Great sax on this number.  I've often wondered what happened to Mick.  Bill?


Just recently played the vinyl of this for the first time in years. Good stuff...
You know how arty US college bands will sometimes affect a British accent in an attempt to sound, um... continental?

My South Louisiana ears are feeling the pain you Brits must feel when that occurs.
Appreciate the wonderful work done by English bands in preserving and expanding Southern Blues
, love the vast majority of the genre.

Great to hear this again, haven't heard it in years!
 martinc wrote:
I'm a little red rooster ... too late to crow the day
 


I'm a little red rooster ... too late to crow the day
My favorite cut from this album - had it for years!
hahaha, the cover reminds me of a certain "lipstick on a pig" comment made some time ago


Sometimes, there's a reason why you never heard a song before.

Not a note on this that hasn't been done a hundred million times.

Blech! 
no thanks
 V12Silly wrote:
This is great! Is the rest of the album this good?
 
Unfortunately, no. I gave it many tries, but in the end there were only two tracks to which I cared to listen. This is one of them; the second escapes me at the moment.



Wow,so long ago,I'v got this one some where,,smokin hot pig !


I'm not much for blues.  But Mick Abrahams is a brilliant guitar master who makes everything enjoyable!  :-)

This is a good song, with great guitar work, but it really doesn't showcase Abrahams's mad skilz.  If this is your first time listening to Blodwyn Pig or Abrahams, go seek out some other works.  He really is impressive.
 
whoa... it sounds brand new.
that is some badass slide guitar
An excellent debut album!  Mick Abrahams definitely wanted to stick with blues/jazz influences.  This is one of those timeless albums that still sound as great today as they did then.
Wow!
Have not heard this in 30+ years. Excellent album!
Maybe that's Mick Abrahams!

 rrmusicguy wrote:
A Brit co-worker just turned me onto Blodwyn Pig. Great stuff. Features the original guitar player from Jethro Tull's first album...blanking out on his name at the moment. Thanks for playing!

 


A Brit co-worker just turned me onto Blodwyn Pig. Great stuff. Features the original guitar player from Jethro Tull's first album...blanking out on his name at the moment. Thanks for playing!

xkolibuul wrote:
Love the headphones on pig. That dates 'em.
Dates who or what? The group? The headphones? Pigs? Hey, no surprise here though, 70s band, and 70s headphones on 70s pig! Great album anyway!
This is great! Is the rest of the album this good?
Woah. Well, there goes the rest of the afternoon. Haven't heard this for 30 years. Now I need to go root around in my old vinyl for awhile and reconnect with the rest of my past. Great stuff. :music:
:whistle: nice tune
Dickieb68 wrote:
Love it! 10 from me.
Me too! Must be 35 years at least since I heard this band! Thanks RP!
Love it! 10 from me.
the cover is way cool.
Geez Louise! Blodwyn Pig! I had absolutely forgotten these guys... but the moment the opening strains slid forth I knwew, and knew what I had been missing for so-o-o long. Thanks Sharky for your upload of 3 1/2 years ago!
Love the headphones on pig. That dates 'em.
mmmm this was just delicious...
ScottFromWyoming wrote:
and your thoughts on the song??