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The Blues Image was a one-hit wonder Latin-tinged pop/rock band, that one hit being "Ride Captain Ride," which made the Top Ten and sold a million copies in 1970. The group was formed in Tampa, FL, in 1966 by Michael Pinera (b. September 29, 1948, Tampa, FL) (guitar, vocals), Manuel Bertematti (b. 1946, Tampa, FL) (percussion), and Joe Lala (b. Tampa, FL) (drums). Malcolm Jones (b. Cardiff, Wales) (bass) joined in 1966, followed in 1968 by Frank "Skip" Konte (b. Canyon City, OK) (keyboards). The band moved to New York City in 1968 and managed a club called the Image. Then they moved to Los Angeles, where they signed to Atlantic Records' Atco division in February 1969, and released their self-titled debut album. This was followed by Open (1970), which featured "Ride Captain Ride." But the Blues Image never followed their hit. Pinera left, replaced by Kent Henry (guitar) and Dennis Correll (vocals). Then the Blues Image broke up. A third album, Red White & Blues Image, was compiled from outtakes. Skip Konte joined Three Dog Night, while some other band members reformed as Manna. Pinera later was a member of Iron Butterfly, then Ramatam, and, with Bertematti, the New Cactus Band. He also formed a band called Thee Image and worked as a solo artist. Lala became a Los Angeles session player and worked with Joe Walsh and the various manifestations of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, among others. ~ William Ruhlmann
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Albums by
Blues Image

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    11 songs

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    Open

    8 songs

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    Something To Say

    40 songs

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    Anthology Box 1975-1979

    5 songs

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    Rhino Hi-Five: Blues Image

    1 song

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    Ride Captain Ride

    2 songs

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    Ride Captain Ride/Pay My Dues

    18 songs

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    Ride Captain Ride: Anthology of Classics

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    Red White & Blues Image


Top Songs by
Blues Image

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    Popularity
  2.   Ride Captain Ride
  3.   Outside Was Night
  4.   I Can See Clearly Now
  5.   Running the Water
  6.   Paint It Black
  7.   Free Ride
  8.   Hold Your Head Up
  9.   Parchman Farm
  10.   Prelude Full Moon Blues
  11.   Time Has Come Today
  12.   Incense and Peppermints
  13.   Fire
  14.   Wrath of Daisey
  15.   Consuelate
  16.   Take a Letter Maria
  17.   I Got a Line on You
  18.   Clean Love
  19.   New York City Blackout
  20.   Spinning Wheel
  21.   American Woman
  22.   Lazy Day Blues
  23.   Something To Say
  24.   In Front Behind You
  25.   Leaving My Troubles Behind
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