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Blues week continues…

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1 Sliced Bread   ~  Jan 27, 2010 2:00 pm

one of my favorite blues records is the Howlin Wolf London sessions with Winwood, Clapton, Watts, and Wyman. They did it back in '71, all the players at the top of their game.
Half Cream, half Stones, all Wolf. Get it if you don't got it.

2 Sliced Bread   ~  Jan 27, 2010 2:22 pm

Blues critics hate it, by the way, and I recall Clapton was down on it as well, but I dunno, I play it all the time.

3 Alex Belth   ~  Jan 27, 2010 2:32 pm

That was the first blues record I ever bought. Still have the vinyl somewhere...

4 krad   ~  Jan 27, 2010 4:07 pm

Eamonn Walker was simply amazing playing Howlin' Wolf in Cadillac Records. His version of "Smokestack Lightnin'" kicked sixteen kinds of booty...

5 krad   ~  Jan 27, 2010 4:07 pm
6 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jan 27, 2010 7:34 pm

Awesome!! Am Loving Blues Week, hows about some Sonny Boy Williamson up next, please?? :)

7 Alex Belth   ~  Jan 27, 2010 10:06 pm

6) Read my mind, bro...got any suggestions?

8 FreddySez   ~  Jan 27, 2010 11:57 pm

If you listen closely to those London sessions with Clapton and the other guys, it sounds a lot like they're patronizing the Wolf. My take on it, anyway, and it always leaves me uncomfortable. Old Chester left plenty of older, better stuff for us to listen to.

9 Toxic   ~  Jan 28, 2010 8:15 am

SBW I - Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

SBW II - Don't Start Me Talkin', Help Me, Nine Below Zero, Keep It To Yourself

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