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As volatile and temperamental was Lurrie Bell was at the time, Mercurial Son was his jumping off point into a series of award winning albums, and a life-long career as an acknowledged Chicago blues master.
This edition focuses on the album ‘The Come Back’ by Memphis Slim and His House Rockers featuring Matt “Guitar” Murphy.
The song “I Need Some Easy Money,” won the award for Blues Single at the very first Blues Music Awards in 1980.
Released in 1994, ‘Goin’ Back in the Times’ was Homesick James’ only release on the Earwig label.
Robinson’s style of playing transcends standard 12-bar blues, going beyond its simple formula, traversing numerous musical genres.
This album was recorded at Sound Studios, Chicago, Illinois on July 5th and September 3rd, 1973 and April 16th, 1975.
“‘Back To The Delta’ is a tribute to the delta region Mississippi where Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker and so many other greats came from.” Jimmy Burns
Born in Chicago on January 30, 1958, Carroll started singing in church at the age of six. In her first appearance on stage, she played guitar with her mother’s band at age 14.
‘Jump In’ has a full Chicago blues sound with an all-star band.
‘Southside Blues Jam’ includes the final studio recordings of Chicago piano great Otis Spann!