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Somebody Loan Me a Dime
     

Somebody Loan Me a Dime

 

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Yes, it's another generic blues compilation, but this one from Indigo Records gets high marks for being able to deliver without dragging its feet on well-worn standards. Most of the necessary bases are covered here: Chicago blues, Texas blues, Delta blues, vintage John Lee Hooker ("Helpless Blues," recorded in the late '40s), plus the obligatory nod to more

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Yes, it's another generic blues compilation, but this one from Indigo Records gets high marks for being able to deliver without dragging its feet on well-worn standards. Most of the necessary bases are covered here: Chicago blues, Texas blues, Delta blues, vintage John Lee Hooker ("Helpless Blues," recorded in the late '40s), plus the obligatory nod to more contemporary stylists (Paul DeLay and Charlie Musselwhite). Overall, it's a tasteful mix that includes a generous amount of live material -- six tracks that range from a solo Fred McDowell bantering with a hotel crowd in London to Albert Collins wrestling with guitar feedback at the Fillmore West. There's also a deliberate emphasis on lesser known blues veterans such as Byther Smith, Eddie Clearwater, U.P. Wilson, and Louisiana Red -- all deserving players who, for some unknown reason, usually don't make the cut for compilations of this sort. The album's one standard, Muddy Waters' "I Got My Mojo Working," isn't the "usual" version that Waters performed at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival, but a later rendition recorded live at Rose & Kelly's by Harley Cokliss for his 1972 documentary film Chicago Blues. You don't have to appreciate such subtleties in order to like this album, but it's always nice to find a good, solid blues compilation that isn't steeped in the usual clichés.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/19/1996
Label:
Indigo Uk
UPC:
0780304205423
catalogNumber:
2054

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billy Boy Arnold   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Eddy Clearwater   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Buddy Guy   Guitar
John Lee Hooker   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Magic Slim   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Charlie Musselwhite   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Louis Myers   Guitar
Fenton Robinson   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Byther Smith   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Roosevelt Sykes   Track Performer
Albert Collins   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Bill Dicey   Harmonica
Sam Lay   Piano
Paul Oscher   Harmonica
Mississippi Fred McDowell   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Paul deLay   Harmonica,Vocals
Louisiana Red   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
U.P. Wilson   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Aron Burton   Bass
Odell Campbell   Bass
Douglas Holt   Drums
Nick Holt   Bass
Lightnin' Hopkins   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Ike Turner   Guitar,Track Performer
Sammy Lawhorn   Guitar
Muddy Waters   Vocals,Track Performer
Elmore Nixon   Piano
Coleman "Daddy Rabbit" Pettis   Guitar
Lee Ivory Semien   Drums
Johnny "Big Moose" Walker   Piano
Thomas Eckert   Guitar
Paul deLay Band   Track Performer

Technical Credits

John Lee Hooker   Composer
Lightnin' Hopkins   Composer
Neil Slaven   Liner Notes
Jewels Taub   Composer

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