Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Chicago Blues Masters, Vol .2: Complete Shelter
Genres: Blues, Pop
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"THE" Chicago Blues CD
JD Rusk | Dahlonega, GA USA | 01/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like to listen to the blues, if you like Chicago blues, buy this CD now. This is classic foot-tappin', head-noddin', body-rockin' blues that you can put on random play and listen to all day long... As a bonus to go along with these 18 great recordings from 1972 and 1973 is 20+ pages of liner notes that include over 9 pages of background and history of Jiimy Rogers, his crew and his songs. A must buy for anyone who loves the blues."
Buy this SOONER rather than later!
Illya Szwec | Australia | 01/07/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Here's the technical stuff:
This is a reissue of 'Chicago's Jimmy Rogers Sings the Blues', a 1990 CD release from DCC, under license from Shelter Records, which in turn was a CD issue of 'Gold Tailed Bird' (first issued on LP in 1973 and already out of print by 1974), with 6 bonus tracks. The recordings were made in January & February of 1972 (with JJ Cale producing some of the tracks) and December 1973.Here's the important stuff:
The band has a BALL playing some of Jimmy Rogers' classic blues tunes ('You're Sweet', 'Sloppy Drunk', etc) - and it's a killer line-up: Freddie King and Louis Myers on guitars (how often do you get to hear Freddie backing others: it's worth having this disc for this fact alone!), Dave Myers on bass, Fred Below on drums, Bob Reed on piano, and of course Jimmy Rogers on vocals (who is also listed as supplying harmonica, but it could also be Louis Myers)No dazzling technical solos or fancy arrangements here: just good grooves, classic songs, great playing (solos and accompaniments) and good fun all 'round.Buy it before THIS becomes out of print!"