30 How could one man chase a thousand,
or two put ten thousand to flight, (A)
unless their Rock had sold them, (B)
unless the Lord had given them up? (C)
31 For their rock is not like our Rock, (D)
as even our enemies concede. (E)
32 Their vine comes from the vine of Sodom (F)
and from the fields of Gomorrah.
Their grapes are filled with poison, (G)
and their clusters with bitterness. (H)
33 Their wine is the venom of serpents,
the deadly poison of cobras. (I)

34 “Have I not kept this in reserve
and sealed it in my vaults? (J)
35 It is mine to avenge; (K) I will repay. (L)
In due time their foot will slip; (M)
their day of disaster is near
and their doom rushes upon them. (N) ”

36 The Lord will vindicate his 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 people (O)
and relent (P) concerning his servants (Q)
when he sees their strength is gone
and no one is left, slave (R) or free. [a]
37 He will say: “Now where are their gods,
the rock they took refuge in, (S)
38 the gods who ate the 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 fat of their sacrifices
and drank the wine of their drink offerings? (T)
Let them rise up to help you!
Let them give you shelter!

39 “See now that I myself am he! (U)
There is no god besides me. (V)
I put to death (W) and I bring to life, (X)
I have wounded and I will heal, (Y)
and no one can deliver out of my hand. (Z)
40 I 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 lift my hand (AA) to heaven and solemnly swear:
As surely as I live forever, (AB)
41 when I sharpen my flashing sword (AC)
and my hand grasps it in judgment,
I will take vengeance (AD) on my adversaries
and repay those who hate me. (AE)
42 I will make my arrows drunk with blood, (AF)
while my sword devours flesh: (AG)
the blood of the slain and the captives,
the heads 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 of the enemy leaders.”

43 Rejoice, (AH) you nations, with his people, [b] [c]
for he will avenge the blood of his servants; (AI)
he will take vengeance on his enemies (AJ)
and make atonement for his land and people. (AK)

44 Moses came with Joshua [d] (AL) son of Nun and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people. 45 When Moses finished reciting all these 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 words to all Israel, 46 he said to them, “Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, (AM) so that you may command (AN) your children to obey carefully all the words of this law. 47 They are not just idle words 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 for you—they are your life. (AO) By them you will live long (AP) in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”

Moses 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 to Die on Mount Nebo

48 On that same day the Lord told Moses, (AQ) 49 “Go up into the Abarim (AR) Range to Mount Nebo (AS) in Moab, across from Jericho, (AT) and view Canaan, (AU) the land I am giving the Israelites as their own possession. 50 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 There on the mountain that you have climbed you will die (AV) and be gathered to your people, just as your brother Aaron died (尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 AW) on Mount Hor (AX) and was gathered to his people. 51 This is because both of you broke faith with me in the 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 presence of the Israelites at the waters of Meribah Kadesh (AY) in the Desert of Zin (AZ) and because you did not uphold my holiness among the Israelites. (BA) 52 Therefore, you will see the land only from a distance; (BB) you will not enter (BC) the land 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 I am giving to the people of Israel.”


7 As John’s (A) disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness (B) to see? A reed swayed by the wind? 8 If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings’ palaces. 9 Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? (C) Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 This is the one about whom it 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 is written:

“‘I will send my messenger ahead of you, (D)
who will prepare your way before you.’ [a] (E)

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16 “To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:

17 “‘We played the pipe for you,
and you did not dance;
we sang a dirge,
and you did not mourn.’

18 For John came neither eating (I) nor drinking, (J) and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ (K) But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.”

Woe on Unrepentant Towns (L)

20 Then Jesus began to denounce the towns in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent. 21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! (M) For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, (N) they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. (O) 22 But I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you. (P) 23 And you, Capernaum, (Q) will you be 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades. [c] (R) For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. 24 But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 the day of judgment than for you.” (S)

The Father Revealed in the Son (T)

25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, (U) Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. (V) 26 Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.

27 “All things have been committed to me (W) by my 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 Father. (X) No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 Son chooses to reveal him. (Y)

28 “Come to me, (Z) all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (AA) 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, (AB) for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (AC) 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (AD)


Guitarist/composer Mandel was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1945, and has been an active and creative musician throughout his long, distinguished career—collaborating with the likes of Canned Heat, the 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 Rolling Stones, Don ”Sugarcane” Harris, Charlie Musselwhite, John Mayall, Henry Kaiser, and Steve Kimock. The instrumental LP, The Snake, was released in 1972 on the Janus Label and was co-produced by Mandel and Canned Heat’s Skip Taylor. They did a great job balancing a multitude of instruments into a distilled audio picture, and, considering this record was released in 1972, Mandel attains many otherworldly, incredibly compressed guitar sounds in conjunction with low-down 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 blues tones that still sound early-morning fresh to my ears.

However, not all of the compositions are standard blues fare. Songs like “Pegasus” and “Divining Rod” have great cinematic changes that Mandel rips over melodically. “Bite the Electric Eel” is a great fusion of tribal rhythms with Mandel 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 playing compression-laden, Hendrix-like tones that sound simultaneously controlled and unhinged. Also, it’s extraordinary how much of his playing sounds “backwards.” Great stuff.

What I 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 learned from this record is that guitar instrumentals can be melodic and innovative, and yet keep an eye on the audience. There’s no need to alienate the listener—or the integrity of the song—with self-centered pyrotechnics. Mandel and company combine great chops while grooving hypnotically hard. The Snake has 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 fine playing by a large cast of fine musicians, including Pure Food and Drug Act alumni—Adolfo de la Parra, Randy Resnick , Victor Conte, Paul Lagos, and Don “Sugarcane” Harris—as well as Chuck Domanico, Freddie Roulette, and the great Earl Palmer.

I’ve been listening to this underrated guitar record—which I feel wasn’t reviewed fairly back in the day—for 40 years. It’s in my DNA, and it remains in my Top 10 instrumental records—right up there with Buddy Emmons’ “Black Album,” Jeff Beck’s Blow by Blow, and Jimmy Bryant’s Country Cabin Jazz. Not every track on The Snake hits it out of the park, but when this great group connects, it’s a grand slam.

1. The Divining Rod - 3:04 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户
2. Pegasus (Jim Taylor) - 3:29
3. Linda Love - 2:32
4. Peruvian Flake - 3:30
5. The Snake (Harvey Mantel, Larry Taylor) - 3:06
6. Uno Ino (Harvey Mantel, Jim Carroll, Skip Taylor) - 2:36
7. Ode To The Owl - 2:40
8. Levitation (Charles Lloyd, Harvey Mantel) - 5:15
9. Bite The Electric Ell (Don "Sugarcane" Harris, Harvey Mantel, Paul Lagos, Randy Resnick, Victor Conte) - 4:11
All compositions by Harvey Mantel except where indicated

*Harvey Mandel - Lead Guitar
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*Paul Lagos 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 - Drums
*Randy Resnick - Rhythm Guitar
*Chuck Domanico - Bass
*Earl Palmer - Drums
*Jim Taylor - Piano
*Don "Sugarcane" Harris - Strings
*Antonio de la Barreda - Bass
*Adolfo de la Parra - Drums
*Charles Lloyd - Flute
*Kevin Burton - Organ
*Freddie Roulette - Steel Guitar


Everyone seems to be getting in on the Climax Blues Band reissues these days, and now Major League Productions (MLP) are jumping on board with their re-release of the sizzling 1976 live album titled World Tour 1976. At the time the band had just released their strong selling Gold Plated album that contained the massive hit "Couldn't Get it Right" that really broke the band as rock superstars, showing 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 the could do much more than play the blues. Colin Cooper (vocals, sax, rhythm guitar, harmonica), Peter Haycock (vocals, lead & slide guitar), Derek 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 Holt (bass, vocals), John Cuffley (drums), and Richard Jones (keyboards) toured all over the world that year alongside bands such as ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Bad Company, Johnny Winter, BTO, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, but with the success of Gold Plated headline tours of their own were in their immediate future. This album captures all the excitement of a CBB show in the mid/late '70s as their blues side was giving way to pop, funk, jazz, and high energy rock.

Most fans generally look to their FM Live album from 1972 as the bands definitive live statement, but World Tour 1976 is a very close second, and features some excellent performances. Recorded October 16, 1976 at Nottingham University, the band tear through some strong album tracks, a few lengthy medley's & jams, plus hits "Couldn't Get it Right", "All the Time in the World", "尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 Seventh Son", and other surprises. Near 10 minute opener "Together and Free/Amerita/Sense of DIrection" allows the band to get into some fiery musical interplay, sounding not unlike The Allman Brothers Band or The Grateful Dead, complete with plenty of scorching Haycock guitar licks. Haycock's guitar & Cooper's sax are locked in on the funky blues of "Running Out of TIme/Good Time Blues", and at nearly 13-minutes long the band really 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 stretches out and cooks. Heavy blues rock is all the rage with "Mighty Fire", another vehicle for Haycock's fiery lead guitar work, which leads into his slide solo spotlight "Country Hat". Other examples of their groove laden, funky blues rock include "Chasing Change" and "Using the Power", 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 while "Goin' To New York" is a throwback to their early Chicago blues style. Also, look for a wild rendition of the Beatles "Get 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 Back" which is played at the end of their hit "All the Time in the World".

There's no indication on whether MLP remastered World Tour 1976, but the CD sounds quite good and is presented in a small LP styled sleeve, with a booklet stacked with live photos and an essay each from Haycock & Holt. It's a great live set of a band just hitting their creative peak and 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 delivering stirring concert performances.

1. Together And Free / Amerita / Sense Of Direction - 9:52
2. Running Out Of Time / Good Times Blues - 12:51
3. Mighty Fire - 4:57
4. Country Hat / Come In The Kitchen (Robert Johnson)/ Country Hat (Reprise) (George Newsome, Anton Farmer, Colin Cooper, Pete Haycock, Derek Holt) - 10:05
5. Seventh Son (Willie Dixon) - 6:13
6. Couldn'尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 t Get It Right - 3:20
7. Chasing Change - 4:51
8. Using The Power - 4:15
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10.All The Time In The World (Colin Cooper, Pete Haycock, Derek Holt, John Cuffley) / Get 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户 Back (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 5:09
11.Encore Medley: Drum Intro / Hey Mama (Colin Cooper, Pete Haycock, Derek Holt, George Newsome, Arthur Wood) / Let The Good Times Roll (Leonard Lee) / Who Killed Mcswiggin / Get Into That Rock 'n' Roll - 6:13 尝试一个免费的30天模拟帐户
All songs by Colin Cooper, Pete Haycock, Derek Holt, John Cuffley, Richard Jones except where stated

The Climax Blues Band
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*Pete Haycock - Vocals, Lead Guitar. Slide Guitars
*Richard Jones - Keyboards
*Derek Holt - Vocals, Bass
*John Cuffley - Drums