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This November 14, 1968, session was recorded in Chicago, co-produced by Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records and Willie Dixon. It's decent, though journeyman, '60s electric Chicago blues augmented by a couple of tenor saxes. Littlejohn has a pleasant voice and is a skilled guitarist, but does not have the fire or individuality that leaps from some of the musicians to whom one might compare him. Those might include figures like Buddy Guy, say, or Elmore James' more fully produced sides, or on something like "Catfish Blues," the Muddy Waters approach. Littlejohn did write most of the dozen tunes, interspersed with covers of songs by James, Dixon, Brook Benton (a refreshingly unusual choice for a mainstream '60s Chicago bluesman), and J.B. Lenoir.
Performance CreditsJohn Littlejohn Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Monroe Jones Rhythm Guitar
Alvin Nichols Bass
Robert Pulliam Tenor Saxophone
Booker Sidgrave Drums
Willie Young Tenor Saxophone
Technical CreditsWillie Dixon Producer
Chris Youlden Composer
Chris Strachwitz Producer,Liner Notes
Dix Bruce Notes Editing