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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Aristocrat of the Blues..The Best of Aristocrat Records



51 track compilation from the precursor label to Chess Records...includes original and early recordings from Muddy Waters, Sunnyland Slim, Robert Nighthawk, Little Johnny Jones, St Louis Jimmy, Leroy Foster and more....



                                


                                 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Muddy Waters...Folk Singer


Muddy Waters started out playing acoustic blues in the Delta, and it shows on this return to his roots, designed to appeal to the mid-1960s surge of interest in folk music. It's a wonderful acoustic blues album. You've got the king of the electric blues, his wonderful voice and slide guitar, you've got legendary songwriter/bassist Willie Dixon, AND, as if that weren't enough, a very young Buddy Guy on lead guitar!All of the other reasons to hear this one remain--Waters's strong, confident voice, the relaxed smoothness of the material, and the surprisingly clean recording, made even cleaner by the digital remastering.

1. My Home Is In The Delta
2. Long Distance
3. My Captain
4. Good Morning Little School Girl
5. You Gonna Need My Help
6. Cold Weather Blues
7. Big Leg Woman
8. Country Boy
9. Feel Like Going Home
10. The Same Thing
11. You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
12. My John The Conqueror Root
13. Short Dress Woman
14. Put Me In Your Lay Away