It Ain't Over: Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Jazz enthusiasts frequently refer to Bob Koester's Delmark Records as a "Chicago jazz label," but it is better to describe Delmark as a "jazz/blues label" because the blues have also been a big chunk of Delmark's business. Indeed, the impressive list of blues greats who have recorded for Delmark over the years includes, among many others, Sleepy John Estes, Magic Sam, Jimmy Dawkins, Big Joe Williams, J.B. Hutto, Junior Wells, and Roosevelt Sykes. Most of those artists had long since passed away when, on March 7, 2008, Delmark celebrated its contributions to the blues with an event/concert at Buddy Guy's Legends (one of Chicago's top blues clubs). But as It Ain't Over: ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Jazz enthusiasts frequently refer to Bob Koester's Delmark Records as a "Chicago jazz label," but it is better to describe Delmark as a "jazz/blues label" because the blues have also been a big chunk of Delmark's business. Indeed, the impressive list of blues greats who have recorded for Delmark over the years includes, among many others, Sleepy John Estes, Magic Sam, Jimmy Dawkins, Big Joe Williams, J.B. Hutto, Junior Wells, and Roosevelt Sykes. Most of those artists had long since passed away when, on March 7, 2008, Delmark celebrated its contributions to the blues with an event/concert at Buddy Guy's Legends (one of Chicago's top blues clubs). But as It Ain't Over: Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues demonstrates, the company continued to have a healthy blues roster in the late 2000s. That event/concert of March 7, 2008 (which Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley officially declared "Delmark Records Day in Chicago") is documented on It Ain't Over, which Delmark released in both CD and DVD versions; the DVD contains some performances that aren't on the 63-minute CD. Much of Delmark's late-2000s roster was present at the Legends event, and a mood of enthusiasm and excitement prevails on performances by Lurrie Bell ("Don't You Lie to Me"), Zora Young ("Til the Fat Lady Sings"), Jimmy Johnson ("Cold, Cold Feeling," "You Don't Know What Love Is"), Shirley Johnson ("As the Years Go Passing By"), and others. It isn't hard to understand why there was so much enthusiasm on Legends' stage that night; Delmark has a fine reputation in Chicago's blues community, and the fact that Koester's company had lasted 55 years was indeed cause for celebration. It Ain't Over is a rewarding document of Delmark's 55th anniversary event.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/5/2009
  • Label: Delmark
  • UPC: 038153080020
  • Catalog Number: 800
  • Sales rank: 381,428

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Til the Fat Lady Sings (7:38)
  2. 2 Cold, Cold, Feeling - Jimmy Johnson (5:37)
  3. 3 You Don't Know What Love Is - Jimmy Johnson (6:49)
  4. 4 Wading in Deep Water - Aaron Moore (3:42)
  5. 5 Pretty Girls Everywhere (5:38)
  6. 6 Don't You Lie to Me (5:17)
  7. 7 As the Years Go Passing By - Shirley Johnson (5:45)
  8. 8 For You My Love - Eddie Shaw (5:00)
  9. 9 Sun Is Shining - Eddie Shaw (5:43)
  10. 10 Tend to Your Business - Tail Dragger (5:29)
  11. 11 My Woman Is Gone - Tail Dragger (7:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billy Branch Harmonica
Eddie Shaw Saxophone, Vocals
Dave Specter Guitar
Lurrie Bell Guitar, Vocals
Zora Young Vocals
Marty Binder Drums
Jimmy Johnson Guitar, Vocals
Shirley Johnson Vocals
Aaron Moore Piano, Vocals
Roosevelt Purifoy Keyboards
Little Arthur Duncan Harmonica, Vocals
Kenny Smith Drums
Big D Harmonica
Brother John Kattke Keyboards
Tail Dragger Vocals
Technical Credits
Paul Gayten Composer
Jimmy Reed Composer
Fenton Robinson Composer
The Church Composer
Zora Young Composer
Robert G. Koester Audio Production
Don Robey Composer
Hudson Whittaker Composer
Aaron Moore Composer
Jessie Mae Robinson Composer
Steve Wagner Audio Production
Williams Composer
James Y. Jones Composer
Certer Composer
E. Abner Composer
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