Blues Guitar Killers

Blues Guitar Killers

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Overview

This set from Austria's Wolf Records brings together several old veterans of Chicago blues guitar with some of the younger Windy City guitar slingers to make an intriguing sampler of the city's various blues styles. What is immediately clear is how urgent and immediate older players like Otis Rush (his 1956 version of the brilliantly mordant "I Can't Quit You Baby" is here), Freddie King ("Stormy Monday Blues" from 1974), and Hubert Sumlin (a gritty acoustic take on "I've Been Gone") sound, while the younger players like Vance Kelly, Michael Coleman, and Eddie Taylor, Jr. -- for all their obvious talent -- seem to be doing flashy rehashes of what the older generation already produced some 40 years ago. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, since it preserves the classic feel of electric Chicago blues, but it is a little worrisome, since even a slow-to-change genre like the blues still needs to put on some fresh new clothes every once in a while.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/14/2006
Label: Wolf Records
UPC: 0799582010421
catalogNumber: 120104
Rank: 153492

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billy Branch   Harp
Eddy Clearwater   Guitar,Vocals
Willie Dixon   Bass
Big Walter Horton   Harmonica
Casey Jones   Drums
Freddie King   Guitar,Vocals
Magic Slim   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Red Holloway   Saxophone
Jerry Porter   Drums
Willie Kent   Bass
Phil Guy   Guitar,Vocals
John Primer   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Lurrie Bell   Guitar,Vocals
U.P. Wilson   Guitar,Vocals
Ray Allison   Drums
Kenny Barker   Piano
Allen Batts   Piano
Floyd Bonner   Guitar
Johnny Burgin   Rhythm Guitar
Duncan   Drums
Calep Emphrey   Drums
Alvin Hemphill   Organ
Nick Holt   Bass
Marvin Jackson   Bass
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar
Lafayette Leake   Piano
Johnny B. Moore   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Jimmy Rogers   Guitar,Vocals
Otis Rush   Guitar,Vocals
Benny Turner   Bass
Lewis Stephens   Piano
Tutu Jones   Guitar
Michael Coleman   Guitar
Johnny Reed   Bass
Abb Locke   Saxophone
Donald Coleman   Drums
Herb Abbs   Bass
Jody Young   Drums
Mike Kennedy   Drums
Eddie Taylor   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Willie J. Davis   Guitar
Tyrone Starks   Drums

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