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Birth name  Anthony Bennett
Role  Singer
Name  Duster Bennett

Years active  1960sā€“1976
Also known as  Duster Bennett
Record label  Blue Horizon
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Born  23 September 1946 Welshpool, Powys, Mid Wales, U.K. (1946-09-23)
Occupation(s)  Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments  Vocals, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, percussion, drums, keyboards, bass guitar, mandolin
Labels  Blue Horizon, Toadstool
Died  March 26, 1976, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Albums  Smiling Like I'm Happy, Out in the Blue
Genres  British blues, British rhythm and blues, Country blues, Electric blues, Blue-eyed soul
Similar People  Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall, Peter Green, Top Topham, Chicken Shack

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Anthony "Duster" Bennett (23 September 1946 ā€“ 26 March 1976) was a British blues singer and musician. Based in London, his first album Smiling Like I'm Happy saw him playing as a one-man band, playing a bass drum with his foot and blowing a harmonica on a rack while strumming a 1952 Les Paul Goldtop guitar given to him in 1968 by Peter Green. Backed by his girlfriend Stella Sutton and the original Fleetwood Mac on three tracks, the album was well received. He remained popular on the local blues club scene until his death in a car crash in 1976.


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Early career

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Bennett was born in Welshpool, Powys, Mid Wales. Emerging in the late 1960s from the art school music scene of Kingston-upon-Thames and Guildford, Bennett was a one-man blues band, in the style of bluesmen such as Joe Hill Lewis,with virtuosity and co-ordination on drums, guitar and harmonica. His live sets combined his own compositions with Jimmy Reed-style blues standards often aided by friends Peter Green and Top Topham. He was a session musician in the early 1960s playing harmonica. Between 1968 and 1970 he was played on John Peel's Top Gear, toured and eventually joined John Mayall's Bluesbreakers as band member/solo act on a US tour in 1970. In the 1970s he drifted off into more mainstream material.

Musical style

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Bennett's music was country blues with the occasional gospel music offering, but his last album Fingertips (1975) differs from the earlier records; it was made with influences of soul, R&B and funk. Bennett recorded three albums and a string of singles for Blue Horizon. Bright Lights was recorded live at the Gin Mill Club in Godalming, Surrey. Bennett's "Jumping at Shadows" was subsequently covered by Fleetwood Mac and revived in 1992 by Gary Moore, who covered it in his After Hours album. Attempts to gain wider appeal with Mickie Most were unsuccessful. For decades, a clutch of live and home recordings on Indigo seemed to be all that remained of his work until the 2006 release of the Complete Blue Horizon Sessions.


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After performing with Memphis Slim on 26 March 1976, Bennett was driving home in a Ford Transit van in Warwickshire when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel. The van collided with a truck and Bennett was killed.


  • 1968: Smiling Like I'm Happy (Blue Horizon Records)
  • 1969: Bright Lights (live session) (Blue Horizon Records)
  • 1969: Justa Duster (Blue Horizon Records)
  • 1970: 12dbs (Blue Horizon Records)
  • 1975: Fingertips (Toadstool Records)
  • 1995: Jumpin' at Shadows (Indigo Records)
  • 1996: Blue Inside
  • Compilations
  • 1998: I Choose to Sing the Blues (Rare & Unreleased Recordings 1968-71 Vol 1) (Indigo Records)
  • 1999: Comin' Home (Rare & Unreleased Recordings Vol 2) (Indigo Records)
  • 2000: Shady Little Baby (Rare & Unreleased Recordings Vol 3) (Indigo Records)
  • 2006: Complete Blues Horizon Sessions (a collection of the first three albums plus early singles)
  • Singles
  • 1968: "It's a man down there"/"Things Are Changing" (45rpm single, Blue Horizon 57-3141)
  • January 1969: "Raining In My Heart" / "Jumpin' For Joy" (45rpm single, Blue Horizon 57-3148)
  • July 1969: "I'm gonna wind up ending up or I'm gonna end up winding up with you"/"Rock Of Ages Cleft For Me" (45rpm single, Blue Horizon 57-3164)
  • 1970: "Act Nice & Gentle"/"I Want You To Love Me" (45rpm single, Blue Horizon 57-3179)
  • References

    Duster Bennett Wikipedia

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