Blue Blazes

Blue Blazes

by Sugar Blue


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Harmonica player and vocalist Sugar Blue isn't a singer who doubles on harp; he's an extraordinary instrumentalist who's also a quality vocalist. Blue covers tunes by Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, James Cotton and Sonny Boy Williamson (II) classics, presents a decent, if disposable version of The Rolling Stones' "Miss You," and adds the good-natured original "Country Blues," co-written with his guitarist Motaoaki Makino. But it's those harmonica lines and phrases that make the CD. One of Alligator's best contemporary albums in a long time.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/08/1994
Label: Alligator Records
UPC: 0014551481928
catalogNumber: 4819
Rank: 49457

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sugar Blue   Primary Artist,Harmonica,Vocals
Lurrie Bell   Acoustic Guitar,Track Performer
Kenny Anderson   Trumpet
Henri Ford   Tenor Saxophone
Charles Hosch   Bass
James Knowles   Drums
Bill McFarland   Trombone
Rico McFarland   Guitar
Motaoaki Mokino   Guitar
Roosevelt Purifoy   Keyboards
Chicago Horns   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Sugar Blue   Producer
Fred Breitberg   Producer,Engineer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Bill McFarland   Arranger
Richard A. Whiting   Composer

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Blue Blazes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Jay11 More than 1 year ago
I was blown away by Sugar Blue's virtuosity. Sugar Blue just kicks it out, tune after tune. In my mind, Sugar Blue could easilly be mentioned along with the likes of Little Walter, Paul Butterfield, and Charlie Musselwhite, not to mention James Cotton and the Sonny Boy Williamsons (Rice Miller and John Lee), He has the talent and energy of a blues superstar.