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Late Night Blues: Live at the New Penelope Cafe
Genres: Blues, Pop
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Robert N. from CHICAGO, IL
Reviewed on 6/27/2008...
A veteran of Muddy Waters' band, James Cotton shows the influences of his legendary mentors such as Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Jimmy Rogers on this disc recorded live in Montreal in 1967.
Tunes include the first rocknroll hit "Rocket 88", along with "Mean Old World", a Little Walter signature tune, "That's Alright", "Feelin' Good", "Rock Me, Baby", others
Blowing like crazy
Elmore Jaimz | Burnsville, Minnesota United States | 08/08/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"James is called a young man on this CD, but he'd already played with Muddy Waters for a time. Recorded in 1967, it showcases his vocals and harp well. The recording, done at Montreal's Penelope Cafe, is a pretty accurate depiction of James Cotton's raw power and force. The sound quality is OK for the time and really captures the feel of a live performance. Cotton has long been one of the greatest of the Chicago blues harp stylists, and his energy, enthusiasm and sincere love for the blues jumps right out at you from start to finish. The idea of a blues musician doing a recording in a static and heavily controlled atmosphere like a studio seems odd; amplified electric Chicago blues really should be both played AND heard in a loud, raucous, dark, smoky bar-type environment. You can smell the smoke and feel the beer being spilled on you while listening to this CD. I'd heartily recommend it to anyone who loves Chicago blues."