Live '82

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The fact that Billy Branch's backing band for this live date from 1982 is called the SOBs gives listeners hope that this will be a nasty, biting concert. For the most part, that's incorrect, since this wasn't a performance that reached a rolling boil -- it was one that kept to a low simmer. Nearly all of the songs are taken at slow tempos, and the band lays back greatly; even when they get a little bit of steam, as on "Eyesight to the Blind," they're relaxed. This isn't a bad thing, and the group -- including not just Branch, but Lurrie Bell, Eli Murray, J.W. Williams, and Carey Bell, all held in place by drummer Mose Rutues -- works well together, creating some...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The fact that Billy Branch's backing band for this live date from 1982 is called the SOBs gives listeners hope that this will be a nasty, biting concert. For the most part, that's incorrect, since this wasn't a performance that reached a rolling boil -- it was one that kept to a low simmer. Nearly all of the songs are taken at slow tempos, and the band lays back greatly; even when they get a little bit of steam, as on "Eyesight to the Blind," they're relaxed. This isn't a bad thing, and the group -- including not just Branch, but Lurrie Bell, Eli Murray, J.W. Williams, and Carey Bell, all held in place by drummer Mose Rutues -- works well together, creating some nice off-hand moments in nearly every track. Still, nothing here is particularly compelling, even with the addition of two bonus tracks on the CD reissue, and it's primarily only of interest to completists.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/1994
  • Label: Evidence
  • UPC: 730182604924
  • Catalog Number: 26049
  • Sales rank: 121,475

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Never Make Your Move Too Soon - Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues (5:49)
  2. 2 Did You Ever Love a Woman - Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues (7:37)
  3. 3 Eyesight to the Blind - Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues (6:10)
  4. 4 Sweet Little Angel - Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues (4:40)
  5. 5 My Kind of Woman - Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues (5:10)
  6. 6 Reconsider Baby - Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues (10:42)
  7. 7 Detroit, Michigan - Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues (7:18)
  8. 8 Goin' on Main Street - Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues (5:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billy Branch Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Harmonica, Vocals
Lurrie Bell Guitar, Vocals
Carey Bell Harmonica, Vocals
Eli Murray Guitar
Mose Rutues Drums
J.W. Williams Electric Bass, Vocals
Technical Credits
Lurrie Bell Arranger
Jerry Gordon Reissue Producer
Deadric Malone Composer
Horst Lippmann Producer
George Hansen Liner Notes
Gerhard Kratz Engineer
Walter Neumann Engineer
Jules Taub Composer
Joseph Scott Composer
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