Monday, March 1, 2010

Eddie BURNS Blues Band - Detroit 1993

Eddie BURNS Blues Band - Detroit 1993


Eddie Burns plaintive voice, wailing harmonica, and sure-handed guitar hearken back to the hey-day of Detroit Blues a half century ago. Burns grew up in Mississippi and is now the last of the post-war Blues legends that still play in the Motor City. Back then, Burns was a Hastings Street regular, cutting storefront singles and making the rounds of the black-owned clubs and taverns where John Lee Hooker was also making a name playing lean electric Blues and boogies. Eddie Burns and John Lee Hooker became fast friends when they met in 1948, and remained so until Hooker passed away recently. Burns backed Hooker at Chess Records in 1965 playing on Hook's classic The Real Folk Blues
Throughout his long recording career, Burns discography includes recordings with legendary labels such as Deluxe in 1952, Checker in 1954, and Chess in 1957. His 1993 record, Detroit on the Evidence label, was cut showing his versatility on two instruments, guitar and harmonica. In June of 2002, Eddie released Snake Eyes on Delmark and in 2005 2nd Degree Burns on Blues Suit, both with brother Jimmy on 2nd guitar. Burns' recent performances display the same soul and musicianship that made him a Motor City legend.
Impressive contemporary outing that captures Burns's traditional leanings very effectively. Backed by a mean little combo that includes ex-Motown staff pianist Joe Hunter, Burns revives his classic "Orange Driver" and offers a few fresh compositions as well. Originally issued on Toledo, OH-based Blue Suit Records.
By Bill Dahl. AMG.
Eddie "Guitar" Burns- (Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica);
Ivy Hunter- (Piano);
Bob Smith- (Drums).
01.Orange Driver 4:26
02.When I Get Drunk 4:03
03.Kidman 3:45
04.Bottle Up And Go 2:32
05.Inflation Blues 5:06
06.Detroit 4:21
07.Butterfly 7:02
08.Boom Boom 3:23
09.Time Out 4:34
10.New Highway 61 3:32
11.Blue Jay 4:24


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