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Blow'n the Blues: Best of the Great Harp Players
     

Blow'n the Blues: Best of the Great Harp Players

 
Subtitled "best of the great harp players," this pulls tracks from various Vanguard releases from the 1960s. Kicking off with five tracks from Junior Wells and five more from James Cotton, the set moves to pick up performances of Big Walter Horton behind

Overview

Subtitled "best of the great harp players," this pulls tracks from various Vanguard releases from the 1960s. Kicking off with five tracks from Junior Wells and five more from James Cotton, the set moves to pick up performances of Big Walter Horton behind Johnny Shines and a duet with a very young Charlie Musselwhite. Musselwhite has four tracks as solo artist, followed by two from the Siegel-Schwall Band. But the true highlight is a live at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival recording of the original Paul Butterfield Blues Band. With Mike Bloomfield on slide guitar, Butterfield tears into a version of Little Walter's "Blues With a Feeling" that would challenge his studio recording of the tune until Sam Lay inadvertently short circuits the tune a chorus too early, leaving Butterfield and the band scrambling for the ending -- a great moment. A classic compilation, especially if you don't already have these tracks on other sets.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2000
Label:
Vanguard Records
UPC:
0015707954921
catalogNumber:
79549
Rank:
101575

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Cotton   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Buddy Guy   Guitar
Big Walter Horton   Harmonica
Floyd Jones   Bass
Charlie Musselwhite   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Junior Wells   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Harvey Mandel   Guitar
Corky Siegel   Harmonica,Piano,Vocals
Wayne Talbert   Organ,Piano
Eddie Adams   Bass
Bob Anderson   Bass
Fred Below   Drums
James Cook   Guitar
Martin Fierro   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Frank Kirkland   Drums
S.P. Leary   Drums
Little Al   Drums
Jack Myers   Bass
Rollo Radford   Bass
Jim Schwall   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Johnny Shines   Guitar,Vocals
Otis Spann   Piano
Leroy Stewart   Bass
James "Pee Wee" Madison   Guitar
Paul Butterfield Blues Band   Track Performer
Memphis Charlie   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Big Walter Horton   Composer
Little Walter   Composer
Junior Wells   Composer
Wayne Talbert   Horn Arrangements
Billy Altman   Liner Notes
Ralph Bass   Composer
Samuel Charters   Producer,Executive Producer
Michael Chechik   Producer
Mel London   Composer
Bill Traut   Producer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Captain Jeff Zaraya   Engineer
Georgette Cartwright   Creative Coordinator
Traditional   Composer
Chester Burnett   Composer

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