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|Billy Boy Arnold|
Genres: Blues, Pop
Billy Boy Arnold's 1993 album, Back Where I Belong, was a true event, for it not only marked the reemergence of a major figure from the first generation of Chicago blues artists but it also revealed that his talent hadn't ... more »
Billy Boy Arnold's 1993 album, Back Where I Belong, was a true event, for it not only marked the reemergence of a major figure from the first generation of Chicago blues artists but it also revealed that his talent hadn't diminished with the years; if anything, it had deepened and darkened with age. Now Arnold has built upon that comeback with Eldorado Cadillac, an even better release. Arnold, a singer and harmonica soloist who still reflects the influence of his original mentor, Sonny Boy Williamson, leads an all-star band that includes D.C. guitarist Bob Margolin, Chicago guitarist James Wheeler and New Orleans pianist Sonny Leyland. Together they forego the stomp rhythms of Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon for a bluesy, greasy swing that's pure pleasure. --Geoffrey Himes
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deepbluereview | SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA USA | 04/13/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Billy Boy Arnold can certainly be counted among the legends of Chicago blues. The former Bo Diddley sideman, can blow his harp with the best of them and his soulful vocals represent blues at it's finest. On this CD, Billy Boy is joined by former Muddy Water's guitarist Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin and the result is a delightful, upbeat, sometimes comical and always fun, blues CD. Check out "Loving Mother For You" a classic if there ever was one. The tune starts out with a beat similar to Muddy's "Mannish Boy" but then breaks into some clever and comical lyrics supported by pianist Carl "Sonny" Leyland and the guitars of Margolin and James Wheeler. Great stuff. If you haven't heard Billy Boy, this is a good place to start."