Robert Cray Strong Persuader on 200g LP from Analogue Productions
Mastered from the Original Analog Tape by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
#42 on Rolling Stone's '100 Best Albums of the Eighties'
With a Blues Hall of Fame induction, 5 Grammy Awards, millions of record sales, and thousands of sold out performances around the world, blues icon Robert Cray is befitting of his reputation as “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.” Rolling Stone credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his “distinct razor sharp guitar playing” that “introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues” with the release of 1986's Strong Persuader.
Serving as Cray's fourth full-length solo effort overall and commercial breakthrough, the sensual 10-song set climbed to #13 on the Billboard 200 which was the highest-charting blues album since Bobby 'Blue' Bland's 1963 release Call On Me/That's the Way Love Is. Featuring the slow burning classics "Smoking Gun," "Right Next Door" and "Nothing But A Woman" with the Memphis Horns, Strong Persuader also made Cray one of the Blues' first sex symbols in decades.
Analogue Productions is pleased to offer Robert Cray's landmark blues album Strong Persuader on 200g vinyl remastered from the original analog tape by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound and pressed at Quality Record Pressings.
- Robert Cray (vocals, guitar)
- Richard Cousins (bass)
- David Olson (drums)
- Peter Boe (Keyboards)
- Lee Spath (percussion
- Andrew Love (tenor saxophone)
- Wayne Jackson (trumpet, trombone)
Robert Cray Strong Persuader Track Listing:
1. Smoking Gun
2. I Guess I Showed Her
3. Right Next Door (Because Of Me)
4. Nothin' But A Woman
5. Still Around
6. More Than I Can Stand
7. Foul Play
8. I Wonder
10. New Blood