SOUTHERN COMFORT (London SHK 8405 UK 1969) LP M-/Vg+
Genuine original 1st press of this unique album from 1969 with Martin Stone guitar charged long lysergic psych jammer. Has the original inner sleeve. Recorded when legendary Chicago blues harp player Walter ‘Shakey’ Horton visited the UK in 1968, Southern Comfort is a superb showcase for his talent, as well as those of bassist Jerome Arnold (Butterfield Blues Band), drummer Jessie C. Lewis (Otis Rush) and trailblazing guitarist Martin Stone (Savoy Brow and Mighty Baby). The album has part classy blues part zonked out experimental psych blues set, however, the epic closing track goes way further and is one of the most mind-blowing psychedelic workouts ever recorded. The disc is perfect M- except that the label side B has a very light ballpoint pen name tag. The sleeve also looks great and presentable apart from some minor blemishes and a name signature on the back cover having been “whited” out.