Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This
Meggie | Fairhaven, MA USA | 08/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"J.B. Hutto's south side of Chicago's Blues Style is so very rare and should be cherished. His slide guitar stands out from all the rest and it is what makes JB Hutto so incredible. Just listen to it in cuts like "J.B.'s Crawl" and "Combination Boogie", how can you possibly sit still. If you are true fan of the blues, you could not possibly go wrong with this CD. As J.B. puts it...and "That's the Truth!"
One of Hutto's best
Docendo Discimus | Vita scholae | 09/27/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Slide guitarist Joseph Benjamin Hutto and his New Hawks recorded this album on April Fools' Day in 1982, just 14 months before Hutto's death from cancer.
But his illness, if such had indeed been diagnosed, doesn't affect his playing at all...J.B. Hutto's loud, agressive slide work and huge voice sounds as powerful as ever. Much of this material is re-recordings of Hutto's 60s singles, but everything gels perfectly, making "Slideslinger" one of Hutto's best records.
There is barely a weak track on this fine album, and not too much musical variation either (most of the songs are basic three-chord blues played in the same key), but that doesn't really matter...J.B. Hutto's fiery renditions of Big Bill Broonzy's "I Feel So Good", Little Walter's "Tell Me Mama", and Elmore James' "Look On Yonder Wall" are superb, and his orginals "Lulubelle's Here", "That's The Truth" and the slow "My Heart Is Achin' To Love You" rank among his best self-penned songs.
This is powerful, hard-rocking electric blues a la Elmore James and Howlin' Wolf, and it rarely gets any better.