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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.
Performance CreditsSugar 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 CreditsSugar Blue Producer
Fred Breitberg Producer,Engineer
Jimi Hendrix Composer
Bill McFarland Arranger
Richard A. Whiting Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.