Still Got the Blues

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Still Got the Blues
Studio album by Gary Moore
Released 26 March 1990
Recorded 1989
Genre Blues-rock, blues
Length 52:56
Label Virgin
Producer Gary Moore, Ian Taylor
Gary Moore chronology
After the War
(1989)
Still Got the Blues
(1990)
After Hours
(1992)
Singles from Still Got the Blues
  1. "Oh Pretty Woman"
    Released: March 1990
  2. "Still Got the Blues (For You)"
    Released: April 1990
  3. "Too Tired"
    Released: November 1990
  4. "Moving On"
    Released: 1990 (Spanish release only)
  5. "Midnight Blues"
    Released: 1990 (German release only)

Still Got the Blues is a 1990 album by guitarist Gary Moore. Prior to this album Moore's work had consisted of predominantly jazz-fusion with Colosseum II and rock and hard rock styles, including his work with Skid Row, Thin Lizzy, G-Force, as well as a large repertoire of solo work. This album, as evidenced by its title, was a departure from hard rock to an electric blues style.

Still Got the Blues was assisted by contributions from Albert King, Albert Collins and George Harrison. Moore chose to record his lead vocal in the control room with the then, just released Shure Beta 58 supercardiod microphone, rather than the studio typical big phantom powered condenser microphone in a sound booth.

The title track was released on the single format and reached No. 97 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 16 February 1991.[1] It was the only single of Moore's to chart in the Billboard Hot 100.

The album reached No. 83 on the Billboard 200 on 16 February 1991, then was certified gold by the RIAA on November 1995. This was the most successful album both in sales and chart positions from Gary Moore in the US.

Plagiarism case[edit]

On December 3, 2008, a Munich, Germany court ruled that the guitar solo on the title track was plagiarized from a 1974 instrumental recording called "Nordrach" (named after Nordrach, a small river in the central Black Forest) by the German progressive rock band Jud's Gallery from Offenburg.[2] Moore denied knowing of the song, due to its unavailability on record or CD at the time of studio work on his album; the court stated that the song could have been heard on the radio or in a live performance during that time. The court also stated that there was no evidence that the guitar solo was lifted from "Nordrach", but copyright infringement does not depend on outright theft. Moore was ordered to pay Jürgen Winter, leader of Jud's Gallery, an undisclosed amount in damages.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Moving On"   Moore 2:39
2. "Oh Pretty Woman"   A.C. Williams 4:25
3. "Walking by Myself"   Jimmy Rogers 2:56
4. "Still Got the Blues (For You)"   Moore 6:12
5. "Texas Strut"   Moore 4:51
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Too Tired"   Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Maxwell Davies, Saul Bihari 2:51
2. "King of the Blues"   Moore 4:36
3. "As the Years Go Passing By"   Deadric Malone 7:46
4. "Midnight Blues"   Moore 4:58
CD release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Moving On"   Moore 2:39
2. "Oh Pretty Woman"   Williams 4:25
3. "Walking by Myself"   Rogers 2:56
4. "Still Got the Blues (For You)"   Moore 6:12
5. "Texas Strut"   Moore 4:51
6. "Too Tired"   Watson, Davies, Bihari 2:51
7. "King of the Blues"   Moore 4:36
8. "As the Years Go Passing By"   Malone 7:46
9. "Midnight Blues"   Moore 4:58
10. "That Kind of Woman"   George Harrison 4:32
11. "All Your Love"   Otis Rush 3:32
12. "Stop Messin' Around"   Clifford Davis, Peter Green 4:00
2002 remastered CD bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "The Stumble" (Instrumental) Freddy King, Sonny Thompson 3:01
14. "Left Me with the Blues"   Moore 3:05
15. "Further On Up the Road"   Don Robey, Joe Medwick 4:08
16. "Mean Cruel Woman"   Moore 2:48
17. "The Sky Is Crying"   Elmore James 4:54

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gary Moore - Chart History". Crapfromthepast.com. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  2. ^ "Gerichtsurteil: Gary Moores Welthit "Still got the Blues" war geklaut - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Kultur". Spiegel.de. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  3. ^ Dave Graham (3 December 2008). "Ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist loses German plagiarism case". Berlin. Reuters. 
  4. ^ Jehnzen, Daevid. Still Got the Blues at AllMusic