The Blues Image

American rock band

The Blues Image was a late 1960s rock band formed in Tampa, Florida in 1966, and their only hit was the song "Ride, Captain, Ride". Members are singer and guitarist Michael Pinera, drummer Manuel Bertematti, and drummer Joe Lala. They were later joined by bassist Malcolm Jones and keyboardist Frank "Skip" Konte.

Blues Image
Blues Image in 1970
Blues Image in 1970
Background information
OriginTampa, Florida
Years active1966-early 1970s
LabelsAtco Records
Past member(s)Mike Pinera
Manuel Bertematti
Joe Lala
Emilio Garcia
Malcolm Jones
Frank Konte
Denny Correll
Kent Henry

Discography change

Albums change

  • Blues Image (1969)
  • Open (1970)
  • Red White & Blues Image (1970)

Compilations change

  • Rhino Hi-Five : Blues Image (2005)

Singles change

  • "Lay Your Sweet Love on Me" (1969
  • "Ride Captain Ride" (1970)
  • "Gas Lamps and Clay" (1970)
  • "Rise Up" (1971)