Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Jimmy Rogers, Ronnie Earl & Broadcasters|
Jimmy Rogers with Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters
Genres: Blues, Pop
Jimmy Rogers is one of the most important and influential figures in the history of Chicago blues. The last remaining link to such classic figures as Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter and Otis Spann, Jimmy helped pioneer... more »
Jimmy Rogers is one of the most important and influential figures in the history of Chicago blues. The last remaining link to such classic figures as Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter and Otis Spann, Jimmy helped pioneer and develop the archetypal Chicago Blues sound with his bandmate Muddy Waters from 1947 to 1954. Today he's still a leader in a vital and satisfying tradition. "All my career I've wanted to make a Chicago blues album. When I heard the tapes of this concert, I knew I had. . . . I will always be grateful to Jimmy Rogers." --Ronnie Earl
Jimmy and Friends eager to please
Mark E. Tippery | Arlington Heights, IL United States | 03/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the pursuit of my passion for the Blues I sought out this CD due to hearing the cut "Blues in D-Natural". It is a riveting track that stuck in my mind long after I heard it. It was attributed to Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, but fortunately Amazon led me to find the Jimmy Rodgers title and overall disc. This is a live recording in Germany that is a celebration and restrospective of Chicago Blues in both sound and feel. Containing classics like "Got My Mojo Working" and "Shake Your Money Maker", based upon Jimmiy Rodgers time as a bandmate of the great Muddy Waters, this is a living tribute to an influential blues player. Jimmy leads the show but allows the respective players plenty of time in the spotlight to show their expertise. It is apparent that everyone is having a good time and the intimacy of the players comes through. I felt good listening to this offering and return to it often. In addition to Ronnie Earl's strong guitar work, both Sugar Ray Norcia on harmonica and Dave Maxwell on piano provide outstanding contributions. In summary this is a fun and spontaneous effort that is sure to please."
The best blues guitar solo ever recorded!
Mark E. Tippery | 03/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I confess that when I bought this CD I didn't know anything about Ronnie Earl. I bought it because I was (and I still am) a fan of the great Jimmy Rogers. The fist track impressed me lots; whaoo I thought this guy can play! However it was the second song "blues in D natural" that drove me nuts! I still believe that it is the finest blues guitar solo ever recorded! The only one in my collection that could compare it is SRV version of "Texas Flood" from the collection "Blues before sunrise". My music collection includes more than 500 blues CD and about 300 LP, I think you could trust me. Just for that second track alone you should buy this records. The rest of the CD will not disappoint any true Chicago blues fun. A great Chicago blues album, great guitar playing and as always Jimmy's great voice. 5 Stars!"