Saturday, December 5, 2009
Little WALTER - Confessin' The Blues 1974
Although this reads as a seventies release, these are tracks recorded between 1953 and 1959, with one sixties track.
On vinyl, Chess Vintage series, it sounds big, bold and beautiful.
This is the best blues album of my modest collection of about 40 great blues LPs. The musicians on these tracks are the who's who of blues (incl. Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Buddy Guy, Louis Myers, David Myers, Fred Below).
Not a duff track. And, of course, Little Walter is the harmonica player who, as the liner notes state: "was the most innovative, fluent, inventive and powerful player ever to handle the instrument."
Makes me so ecstatic I'm gonna wrap it and give it to myself for Christmas.
Little Walter- (Harmonica, Vocals)
Otis Spann, Lafayette Leake- (Piano)
Muddy Waters- (Slide Guitar)
Willie Dixon, Jack Myers- (Bass)
Buddy Guy, Robert Lockwood, Jimmy Rogers- (Guitar)
Freddy Robinson, Louis Myers, Dave Myers- (Guitar)
Jarrett Gibson- (Baritone Sax)
Billy Stepney, George Cook, Fred Below- (Drums)
A1. It Ain't Right
A3. I Got to Find My Baby
A4. Lights Out
A5. One More Chance With You
A6. Crazy Legs
B1. I Got to Go
B2. Crazy Mixed-Up World
B3. Quarter to Twelve
B4. Confessin' the Blues
B5. The Toddle