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I'm a Mad Man
Byther Smith
I'm a Mad Man
Genre: Blues
 
Ex-boxer Byther Smith says, "The blues is just like fighting. You gots to have that killin' instinct." Which he does. He's J.B. Lenoir's first cousin, he's been in Chicago for years, and there aren't too many contemporary ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Byther Smith
Title: I'm a Mad Man
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder Records
Original Release Date: 3/2/1993
Re-Release Date: 2/2/2009
Genre: Blues
Styles: Chicago Blues, Contemporary Blues, Electric Blues, Modern Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011661952720, 011661952744, 4015698534528, 011661952720

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Ex-boxer Byther Smith says, "The blues is just like fighting. You gots to have that killin' instinct." Which he does. He's J.B. Lenoir's first cousin, he's been in Chicago for years, and there aren't too many contemporary bluesmen who would want to get in the ring with Byther. He's got a lot of shifty moves--who else have you heard that can imitate Elmore James's sound, but without using a slide, the way Byther does here on "Get Outta My Way?" Smith came to Memphis in July of '92 to record his second Bulllseye Blues album with a hot, tight band and the Memphis Horns.
 

CD Reviews

Blues at its most basic and most compelling
William | cincinnati ohio | 04/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you like blues with the basic, raw-edged and unadorned power of the Chicago electric sound, this is the disc for you. Great blues voice and awesome guitar work."