Legends of the Blues

Legends of the Blues

by Jimmy Witherspoon
     
 

This slightly odd three-disc set collects work from Jimmy Witherspoon, Champion Jack Dupree, and Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, giving each artist a disc each. Each disc has its merits, and Witherspoon's in particular includes many of his finest recordings. Bill Dahl provides excellent liner notes, but one gets the feeling that Legends of theSee more details below

Overview

This slightly odd three-disc set collects work from Jimmy Witherspoon, Champion Jack Dupree, and Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, giving each artist a disc each. Each disc has its merits, and Witherspoon's in particular includes many of his finest recordings. Bill Dahl provides excellent liner notes, but one gets the feeling that Legends of the Blues isn't the cohesive package it might have been. It's noticeable that Vinson's selection is not the strongest, nor are the very best versions of, say, "In the Evening" and "One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer" chosen on the Dupree volume. JSP are renowned for their sonic fidelity, and each of these discs sounds fantastic, and as a budget option will appeal to many fans of the blues.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/11/2000
Label:
Jsp Records
UPC:
0788065010324
catalogNumber:
103

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. You Got Me Runnin'
  2. Whiskey Drinking Woman
  3. Once There Lived a Fool
  4. Just a Dream
  5. Lotus Blossom
  6. Big Boss Man
  7. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  8. That's the One
  9. Let's Think Awhile
  10. Swing on It
  11. The Point
  12. The Snow Was Falling

Disc 2

  1. In the Evening
  2. I Used to Love You
  3. Sweet Little Baby
  4. Freedom Blues
  5. Wine, Wine, Wine
  6. Lawdy, Lawdy
  7. Junker Blues
  8. One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer
  9. Rock the Boogie Woogie
  10. Give Me Flowers While I'm Livin'
  11. I Keep on Drifting
  12. She's Gone

Disc 3

  1. Old Maid Boogie  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  2. Somebody's Gotta Go  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  3. Travellin'  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  4. Home Boy  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  5. Meat's Too High  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  6. If You Were My Buddy  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  7. Investigation Blues  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  8. That's All  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  9. Racetrack Blues  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  10. Somebody Else Has Taken My Place  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  11. Cleanhead's Thing  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  12. Roxanne  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  13. Fun in London  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  14. High Class Baby  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  15. Straightaway  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Witherspoon   Primary Artist,Vocals
Champion Jack Dupree   Piano,Vocals
Hal Singer   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Stan Grieg   Piano
John Burch   Piano
Lennie Bush   Bass
Davidson   Guitar
Clive Deamer   Drums
Ian Jennings   Bass
Peter King   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jim Mullen   Guitar
Andy Silvester   Guitar
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson   Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Robin Turnbull   Recorder
Mike Carr   Organ,Electric Piano,bass pedals
Harold Smith   Drums

Technical Credits

Big Bill Broonzy   Composer
Champion Jack Dupree   Composer
John Lee Hooker   Composer
Jimmy Reed   Composer
Joe Turner   Composer
Dave Peabody   Cover Photo
John Burns   Engineer
Sticks McGhee   Composer
John Stedman   Producer
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson   Composer
Jimmy Witherspoon   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes
Martin Atkinson   Remastering
Alex Burak   Engineer
Jessie Mae Robinson   Composer

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