The Walk: Jimmy McCracklin at His Best

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
McCracklin has always been one of those artists whose currency always ran higher in the black blues community than it has in the subsequent years of white historical revision. But decent career retrospectives of McCracklin -- who had sides issued on almost a dozen labels in as many years -- on compact disc are somewhere between few and far between and non-existent. But this 20-track single-disc compilation goes a long way toward rectifying that situation. Containing his biggest hits the title track, the original versions of "The Georgia Slop" and "Get Back" -- later hits for Big Al Downing and Roy Head, respectively along with the best of his Art-Tone and Imperial sides "Just ...
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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
McCracklin has always been one of those artists whose currency always ran higher in the black blues community than it has in the subsequent years of white historical revision. But decent career retrospectives of McCracklin -- who had sides issued on almost a dozen labels in as many years -- on compact disc are somewhere between few and far between and non-existent. But this 20-track single-disc compilation goes a long way toward rectifying that situation. Containing his biggest hits the title track, the original versions of "The Georgia Slop" and "Get Back" -- later hits for Big Al Downing and Roy Head, respectively along with the best of his Art-Tone and Imperial sides "Just Got to Know" and "Every Night, Every Day," now both staples of the Chicago blues repertoire after being covered in the early '60s by Magic Sam, this makes a perfect introduction to his style as well as a powerful testament to his superb songwriting skills.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/18/1997
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • UPC: 793018212427
  • Catalog Number: 82124

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Get Back
  2. 2 The Walk
  3. 3 Later On
  4. 4 The Georgia Slop
  5. 5 The Wobble
  6. 6 I Just Got to Know
  7. 7 Susie & Pat
  8. 8 Shame, Shame, Shame
  9. 9 (Take) Advice
  10. 10 The Bitter and the Sweet
  11. 11 I'll See It Through
  12. 12 Some-One
  13. 13 Looking for a Woman
  14. 14 Every Night, Every Day
  15. 15 Think
  16. 16 My Answer
  17. 17 R.M. Blues
  18. 18 Come on Home (Back Where You Belong)
  19. 19 Pretty Little Sweet Thing
  20. 20 You Ain't Nothing But a Devil
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy McCracklin Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Technical Credits
Colin Escott Liner Notes
Elliott Federman Mastering
Mike Ragogna Producer
Dave Booth Contributor, Annotation
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