Beefsteak Blues

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All Music Guide - Joel Roberts
Down-and-dirty blues don't get any downer or dirtier than James "Son" Thomas. A former sharecropper and grave digger as well as an accomplished sculptor who was shot by an ex-wife, Thomas, to put it mildly, lived the blues life he sang about. Eventually his hard road took him all the way to the White House, where he sang the blues for the Reagans those noted blues lovers in 1982. This Evidence collection of early-'80s performances features Thomas accompanying himself on acoustic and electric guitar on a set of blues standards associated with his Mississippi Delta mentors Elmore James, Arthur Crudup, and Sonny Boy Williamson. Compare the two versions of "Catfish Blues" for ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Joel Roberts
Down-and-dirty blues don't get any downer or dirtier than James "Son" Thomas. A former sharecropper and grave digger as well as an accomplished sculptor who was shot by an ex-wife, Thomas, to put it mildly, lived the blues life he sang about. Eventually his hard road took him all the way to the White House, where he sang the blues for the Reagans those noted blues lovers in 1982. This Evidence collection of early-'80s performances features Thomas accompanying himself on acoustic and electric guitar on a set of blues standards associated with his Mississippi Delta mentors Elmore James, Arthur Crudup, and Sonny Boy Williamson. Compare the two versions of "Catfish Blues" for an example of what "unexpurgated" really means.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/1998
  • Label: Evidence
  • UPC: 730182609523
  • Catalog Number: 26095
  • Sales rank: 101,429

Album Credits

Performance Credits
James "Son" Thomas Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
J.W. Williams Bass
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
James "Son" Thomas Sculpture
Brett J. Bonner Liner Notes
Horst Lippmann Producer
Gerhard Kratz Engineer
Axel Kuestner Producer
Walter Neumann Engineer
Siegfried A. Christmann Producer, Engineer
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