Down and Out Blues

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All Music Guide - Bill Dahl
Retaining photographer Don Bronstein's cover shot of a disheveled bum lying on the sidewalk some former Chess artist, perhaps? Sonny Boy Williamson's original 1959 album made it to digital reissue but has now been supplanted by MCA's exhaustive The Essential Sonny Boy Williamson. Still, for a budget price, there are a dozen unforgettable tracks: "Don't Start Me to Talkin'," and his Checker debut; "All My Love in Vain," "Wake Up Baby," "99," "Cross My Heart," "Let Me Explain," and "The Key To Your Door."
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bill Dahl
Retaining photographer Don Bronstein's cover shot of a disheveled bum lying on the sidewalk some former Chess artist, perhaps? Sonny Boy Williamson's original 1959 album made it to digital reissue but has now been supplanted by MCA's exhaustive The Essential Sonny Boy Williamson. Still, for a budget price, there are a dozen unforgettable tracks: "Don't Start Me to Talkin'," and his Checker debut; "All My Love in Vain," "Wake Up Baby," "99," "Cross My Heart," "Let Me Explain," and "The Key To Your Door."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 076731127224
  • Catalog Number: 31272

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sonny Boy Williamson [II] Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Willie Dixon Bass
Robert Lockwood Jr. Guitar
Fred Below Drums
Rice Miller Harmonica, Vocals
McKinley Morganfield Guitar
Muddy Waters Guitar
Jimmy Rogers Guitar
Otis Spann Piano
Luther Tucker Guitar
Technical Credits
Ian Devaney Composer
Andy Morris Composer
Lisa Stansfield Composer
Studs Terkel Contributor
Don Kamerer Liner Notes
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