Mighty Joe Young [Compilation]

Mighty Joe Young [Compilation]

by Mighty Joe Young

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Mighty Joe Young [Compilation]

If you didn’t know singer/songwriter/guitarist Mighty Joe Young passed away in 1998 and that Mighty Joe Young is a compilation of material recorded in the ‘70s, you might jump on the Internet, after hearing the CD, to find out when he was coming to town for a gig. That's how vital and contemporary his sound is. “Chicken Heads” and “Green Light” feature Young’s rowdy but clean funk guitar work, with only a touch of strings letting you know it’s the ‘70s. “Take Over Chicago” and “Big Talk” are fast and slow takes on electric Chicago blues, with Young’s mighty voice crooning and howling on the latter number. Young’s take on “As the Years Go Passing By,” which was featured in the film Ali, is a touch more uptown than Albert King’s version, while “Something on Your Mind,” a Young original, is also in the King vein. Mighty Joe Young was one of those underrecorded artists who has only a slender legacy in the blues recording catalogue. But this stunning collection stands as proof that it’s not just the superstars who shine eternally.

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Release Date: 04/16/2002
Label: Blind Pig
UPC: 0019148507326
catalogNumber: 5073
Rank: 92278

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