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The Wham of That Memphis Man!
Lonnie Mack
The Wham of That Memphis Man!
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B, Rock
 
The perennially brilliant 1963 debut album from the man with the Magnatone amplifier and Flying V, released exactly as originally heard and bought 43 years ago. Features three bona-fide US Hot 100 hits among its 12 voca...  more »

      
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All Artists: Lonnie Mack
Title: The Wham of That Memphis Man!
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ace Records UK
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 11/13/2006
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Electric Blues, Modern Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 029667023627, 014551390312, 014551390343, 029667023627

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Album Description
The perennially brilliant 1963 debut album from the man with the Magnatone amplifier and Flying V, released exactly as originally heard and bought 43 years ago. Features three bona-fide US Hot 100 hits among its 12 vocal and instrumental killers, `Wham', `Baby What's Wrong' and the Hall-Of-Fame classic take on Chuck Berry's `Memphis'. Although he's made many great albums in the intervening decades, his many fans will all agree that Lonnie Mack has never bettered this one. Remastered from original 3 track stereo Fraternity Records tapes. Watch for more great Ace `Hip Pocket' editions of original classic 1950s and 1960s albums in the coming months.
 

CD Reviews

Spectacular Debut For Blues Pioneer Lonnie Mack
Terence Allen | Atlanta, GA USA | 03/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This record, released in 1963, inspired no less than Stevie Ray Vaughan and many other blues giants. On this great album, Lonnie Mack shows off awesome guitar skills, as well as a soulful, gospel-tinged voice that was ahead of its time.

Every cut on this record is choice, but in particular, his famous instrumental "Wham," "Where There's A Will, There's A Way," "I'll Keep You Happy," "Why," and his cover of Chuck Berry's "Memphis" are standouts.

This is a must for blues lovers, guitar music lovers, and classis 60's soul/R&B lovers. Enjoy!"
A remastered masterpiece!
C. Barker | East Texas | 01/02/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a Holy Grail album. A little-known, soul-drenched masterpiece featuring a brilliant young guitarist. Lonnie Mack was so phenomenally good that years later a top pro said he still can't figure out how to play those incredible leads. The stars definitely all came together when this was recorded. Great songs, great arrangements, wailing chick backup singers, sizzling sax, rocking drums - and Mack's mind-boggling guitar playing which set a standard for musicality, fluidity and drive that has rarely ever been matched. He was just a kid, but he played with total confidence and great taste. The solos compliment the songs, rather than dominate them; his playing is awe-inspiring, but not over-the-top or self-indulgent (unlike so many guitarists who would follow). His singing is very good; soulful, but again without the histrionics of so many current singers. Remarkably, almost every song on the CD is good to flat-out great. And as another reviewer mentioned, the exciting news is that this re-mastered release finally does justice to the sound of the original vinyl recording. I about wore the grooves off my old "Wham" album and have been waiting years for good digital versions of these songs. This is some of the best rhythm and blues-influenced, early road-house rock you will ever hear."
Gloroius Mono!
Standard Poodle | 09/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I will not waste time (yours and mine) extolling the virtues of these recordings; see the more comprehensive one on Ace and its reviews. The key here is that it is in remastered mono and has some real punch. I regret that there are no bonus tracks, but it is really good to hear these in mono."