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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Alligator continues its Trumpet reissue series with an excellent 15-cut anthology covering early Rice Miller Sonny Boy Williamson II material, some of it also including guitarist Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup and guitarist Bobo "Slim" Thomas. Miller was honing the uncanny technique that made him a harmonica legend, playing long overtones, spitting lines, droning and angular phrases that are now part of blues lore. His voice was gaining strength and stature, and he repeatedly demonstrated the kind of vocal character and instrumental acumen later immortalized on his Chess sessions. Alligator has found a genuine treasure chest with this series.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Alligator continues its Trumpet reissue series with an excellent 15-cut anthology covering early Rice Miller Sonny Boy Williamson II material, some of it also including guitarist Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup and guitarist Bobo "Slim" Thomas. Miller was honing the uncanny technique that made him a harmonica legend, playing long overtones, spitting lines, droning and angular phrases that are now part of blues lore. His voice was gaining strength and stature, and he repeatedly demonstrated the kind of vocal character and instrumental acumen later immortalized on his Chess sessions. Alligator has found a genuine treasure chest with this series.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/25/1999
  • Label: Trumpet
  • UPC: 725543080127
  • Catalog Number: 801
  • Sales rank: 210,289

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sonny Boy Williamson [II] Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Willie Love Piano
James Williams Guitar
Rusty Alfred Drums
Junior Blackman Drums
David Campbell Piano
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Herman Fowlkes Bass
Cliff Givens Bass, Bass (Vocal), Vocals
Buck Henson Bass
Oneal Hudson Drums
Carl Jones Guitar
B.B. King Guitar
Willie Kyles Tenor Saxophone
Richard "Dickie Boy" Lillie Tenor Saxophone
John Morgan Bass
Glen Ricketts Drums
Raz Roseby Bass
Bobo "Slim" Thomas Guitar, Vocals
J.V. Turner Guitar
Leonard Ware Bass
Carlton Wells Tenor Saxophone
Joe Willie Wilkins Guitar
Bernard Williams Tenor Saxophone
Lester Williams Guitar
Sonny Boy Williamson I Vocals
Johnny Morgan Bass
Jimmy Williams Guitar
Willie Wilkins Guitar
James Kimo Williams Guitar
Technical Credits
Willie Love Contributor
Frank Crawford Contributor
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Composer, Contributor
Cliff Givens Sound Effects, Contributor
B.B. King Contributor
Lillian Shedd McMurry Producer
Mark Ryan Producer, Liner Notes
Bobo "Slim" Thomas Contributor
Sonny Boy Williamson I Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II] Composer
Willie Williamson Composer
Lillian McMurry Composer
David Forte Art Direction
Matt Minde Art Direction
Robert Waugh Coloring
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