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MASON RUFFNER <br> Gypsy Blood <br> 1987 (CBS Records - Out of Print)

Details: CBS Records BFZ-40601, stereo, 1987

Condition: Vinyl and jacket VG++

Out of Print and Not Available as CD

NOTE: Includes original inner sleeve with photos and lyrics. Also, the original shrinkwrap is still on the jacket (though unsealed), and has a promotional sticker with a quote from Rolling Stone Magazine:

Mason Ruffner, the guitarist and singer, has bcome a cult favorite of late, with the likes of salt-of-the-earth types such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robbie Robertson, Carlos Santana, Billy Gibbons, Boz Scaggs, and even the Boss himself dropping by the Old Absinthe House bar in New Orleans to catch his show. - Rolling Stone

From the All Music Guide:
This LP, in places, just cranks it up and spits out a wall of undiluted rock and roll. Straight ahead full speed ahead and tell everything to get out of our way. "Gypsy Blood," and "Dancin' on Top of the World," are two cuts that really stand out in this vein. A couple of the tracks just seem to be languishing in a daze as if they've suffered a concussion, and can't decide which way to go. This CD is produced by Dave Edmunds, and I like a lot of his work because when it hits, it hits hard. However, when it misses it leaves you scratching your head wondering. The band is tight, just sometimes lacking that guiding hand. The hard-charging "Courage" alone makes this a worthwhile disc, and there is more than just that track to pick the listener up.

The tracks are:
1. Gypsy Blood (Ruffner) - 4:32
2. Fightin' Back (Ruffner) - 4:12
3. Dancin' on Top of the World (Ruffner) - 3:39
4. Distant Thunder (Ruffner) - 4:42
5. Courage (Ruffner) - 3:44
6. Runnin' (Ruffner) - 4:19
7. Under Your Spell (Ruffner) - 3:54
8. Red Hot Lover (Ruffner) - 3:28
9. Baby, I Don't Care No More (Ruffner) - 3:31
10. Ain't Gonna Get It (Ruffner) - 4:34

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