Blues Masters, Vol. 4: Harmonica Classics

Blues Masters, Vol. 4: Harmonica Classics


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Vol. 4: Harmonica Classics is a typically ace installment of the Blues Masters series has examples par excellence from most of the major electric blues harmonica geniuses, including Little Walter, Junior Wells, Sonny Boy Williamson, James Cotton, Paul Butterfield, Billy Boy Arnold, Lazy Lester, and Jimmy Reed. And while there are a few expected classics here (Little Walter's "Juke," Sonny Boy Williamson's "Help Me," Junior Wells' "Messin' with the Kid," Slim Harpo's "I Got Love if You Want It"), there are numerous delightful obscurities, like Jerry "Boogie" McCain's "Steady," Walter Horton's "Easy" (credited to Jimmy & Walter), and Snooky Pryor's "Boogie Twist." Charlie Musselwhite's 11-minute adaptation of the jazz tune "Christo Redemptor" is superb and challenges conventional ideas of what should and shouldn't be done with blues harmonica.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/1992
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227112424
catalogNumber: 71124
Rank: 68326

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billy Boy Arnold   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Michael Bloomfield   Guitar
Paul Butterfield   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
James Cotton   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Willie Dixon   Bass
Henry Gray   Piano
Buddy Guy   Guitar
Slim Harpo   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Big Walter Horton   Harmonica
Lazy Lester   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Little Walter   Harmonica,Track Performer
Jerry "Boogie" McCain   Harmonica,Track Performer
Matt "Guitar" Murphy   Guitar
Charlie Musselwhite   Harmonica,Track Performer
Jimmy Reed   Harmonica,Track Performer
Hubert Sumlin   Guitar
Eddie Taylor   Guitar
Junior Wells   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Elvin Bishop   Guitar
Fabulous Thunderbirds   Track Performer
Harvey Mandel   Guitar
Joe Carter   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Barry Goldberg   Drums
Sam Lay   Drums
Warren Storm   Drums
Jody Williams   Guitar
Big John Wrencher   Harmonica,Track Performer
Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson   Guitar
Bill Emerson   Organ
Snooky Pryor   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Mose Vinson   Piano
Kim Wilson   Harmonica
Bob Anderson   Bass
Jerome Arnold   Bass
Kenneth Banks   Bass
Fred Below   Drums
Bo Diddley   Guitar
Howlin' Wolf   Vocals,Track Performer
Fran Christina   Drums
Leonard Davis   Drums
Jimmy DeBerry   Guitar
Duncan   Drums
Elgin Edmonds   Drums
Keith Ferguson   Bass
Foreman   Guitar
Guitar Gable   Guitar
Pat Hare   Guitar
Johnny Junious   Drums
Lafayette Leake   Organ
S.P. Leary   Drums
Levinsky   Violin
Bobby McBride   Guitar
Muddy Waters   Guitar
Jack Myers   Bass
Mark Naftalin   Piano
Willie Nix   Drums
Fats Perrodin   Bass
Earl Phillips   Drums
Milton Rector   Bass
Jimmy Rogers   Guitar
George "Harmonica" Smith   Harmonica,Vocals
Otis Spann   Piano
Houston Stokes   Drums
James Vaughn   Guitar
Ivory Williams   Bass
Sonny Boy Williamson   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Track Performer
Lawrence Little Sonny Wimberly   Bass
James "Pee Wee" Madison   Guitar
Robert McCoy   Piano
James Cotton Blues Band   Track Performer
Paul Butterfield Blues Band   Track Performer
Chicago Blues Band   Track Performer
Coy "Hot Shot" Love   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Jimmy & Walter   Track Performer
Clarence "Jockey" Etinne   Drums
Little Walter & His Night Cats   Track Performer
Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band   Track Performer
Walter "Kid" Smith   Guitar

Technical Credits

Slim Harpo   Composer
Cub Koda   Liner Notes
Denny Bruce   Producer
Cam Charters   Producer
Chester Burnett   Composer

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