Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Blue Lightnin'=True Lightnin'!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If I had only heard the one song on this album, Lightnins' rendition of Jimmy Reeds'; "Caress Me Baby", that song alone would have made me buy this album!He is playing on stage in London, in the early '70s, and is backed up by one oustanding band! The harp player, is nothing short of excellent, with a capital E, and Lightnins' little asides between the songs, make you feel like you know the guy. This is not one of these "sessions", where the blues singer goes overseas and is playing with a bunch of rock musicians, but rather a live performance, in a theatre in London, UK.I can't get enough of the harp on "Caress Me Baby", words like stratospheric, and astral, come to mind!You owe it to yourself to try this one. Flawless recording of an ultra-rare Lightnin' Slim live performance! You can't beat it with a stick!!!"
Lightning Does Strike Twice
The Bluze Brother | Sweet Home Shy Town | 03/31/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember vividly hearing Lightning Slim on a black station in St. Louis, Mo. in 1958. In those days, the dee-jays would talk more and tell you about the artist. Well Dave Dixon introduced me to Lightning Slim. It was instant karma. His raw delta Blues style was so different than what I was listening to on the white stations. Lighting's music got me started going to the black clubs where you could hear guys like Albert King and some of the better known artists. As time passed, I couldn't find anything by Lightning Slim, everybody thought I meant "Lightning Hopkins." So exasperating. Anyway this compilation takes me back to those days in the early 60s in those smokey blues clubs. Fantastic. In particular, I loved his "talk" to the Brits. They probably didn't know what was going on. He really talks to me on "Mama....," "G. I. Slim," and especially his rendition of "The Sky is Crying"...so different than most versions. He mixes harmonica, slide guitar, with guitar and drums and has a real blues band backing him. If you want to experience a rare club performance like it was in the 60s...jump on this one...Lightning Slim doesn't get the noterity of some of the bigger names...but this cat is pure Mississippi mud oozing through your toes...let it squish around will you listen to a rare talent and a rare live recording. What you waitin on...buy it now! Joliet Jayke The Bluze Brother gives this one a 5 Star Rating!!!! Nuff said."