Sunday, December 27, 2009

Bob MARGOLIN - Chicago Blues 1991

Bob MARGOLIN - Chicago Blues 1991


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I have always liked Bob, I have been a fan of his since his day's with the great Muddy Waters. This is his second solo album, It has an all-star line up of old members of Muddy's band's. Including : Jimmy Rogers, Kim Wilson, Pinetop Perkins, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith & Calvin "Fuzz" Jones, all that is missing is Muddy himself. That is where Bob picks up he plays slide like a mad man, they say his seven years with Muddy he learned more than any one else about Muddy's style. This is Chicago blues at it's best, Bob's vocals fit right in. The songs and players are superb, this is very hard to find on cd. It came out in 1990 on cd, so it was an excellent find for me. It also is a long player, I have all of Bob's cd's this is the best so far, I also think (Up & In) is great, both worth a listen.
By Ronnie Cowlishaw Sr.
Best known for his association with Muddy Waters in the 1970s, Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin is reunited with three other former Waters sidemen on this inspired solo effort: pianist Pinetop Perkins, bassist Calvin "Fuzzy" Jones, and drummer Willie "Big Eyes" Smith. The title sums it up -- the album may have been recorded in various parts of the South, but the style is pure, unadulterated Chicago blues. A number of gutsy originals are included (most notably, "She and the Devil" and "Born in the Wrong Time") along with such time-honored Muddy Waters classics as "Mean Disposition," "She's So Pretty," and "Rollin' and Tumblin." As enjoyable as the band recordings are, the most inspired offering is the unaccompanied solo number "Born in the Wrong Time." On this under-produced, demo-quality recording, Margolin rants and raves about life in the early '90s and says some gut-level things that desperately needed to be said.
By Alex Henderson, All Music Guide*
Pinetop Perkins- Piano
Jimmy Rogers- Guitar
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith- Drums
Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff- Harmonica, Saxophone
Bob Margolin- Guitar, Vocals, Main Performer
Kim Wilson- Harmonica
Peter Bonta- Piano
Tom "Mookie" Brill- Bass
Calvin "Fuzz" Jones- Bass
01. She's So Pretty 
02. She and the Devil 
03. Steady Rollin' Man 
04. Sugar Sweet 
05. Something Inside of Me 
06. Dust My Broom 
07. Wee Wee Baby 
08. Rollin' and Tumblin' 
09. Mean Disposition 
10. Tribute to Howlin' Wolf 
11. Not What You Said Last Night 
12. Welcome Home 
13. Telephone Answering Machine 
14. Born in the Wrong 

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