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Rare & Unissued
Genres: Blues, Pop
The reissue of this 1984 release puts some rare gems on CD for the first time. Some of the seminal bluesman's earliest sessions are here, including two tracks from 1947-48 with the legendary Sunnyland Slim, as well as some... more »
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The reissue of this 1984 release puts some rare gems on CD for the first time. Some of the seminal bluesman's earliest sessions are here, including two tracks from 1947-48 with the legendary Sunnyland Slim, as well as some early sessions with Jimmy Rogers and Little Walter. There are also some later 1950s sessions, including James Cotton's first recording--that's him playing harmonica on "Let Me Hang Around." This album is far more than a historical curiosity, however; it contains Muddy sessions that can be found nowhere else (except on bootleg, and the sound quality of the legit recording is far, far better), performed with his usual exquisite and unique style, and is thus essential listening. --Genevieve Williams
Muddy be smokin'
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a culmination of rarely heard Muddy sides spanning from the late forties to the mid fifties. Muddy puts his own spin on The Wolf's "Smokestack Lighting," and unleashes some of the best tunes (in my opinion)ever recorded. "Little Anna Mae," "Stuff You Gotta Watch," and "Lonesome Day" are some of my favorite tunes of all time. Little Walter adds a whole new level of eloquent intensity to the cuts on which he appears. If you like Muddy, you will love this. Essential."
Rare and Unissued
William H. Lea | Milwaukee, WI | 11/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD should be in print, in quantity. It's clearly one of his best. His "My Home is in the Delta" showcases his mastery of the Telecaster, and is far superior to the same cut on Folk Singer. "Little Anna May" rocks, and his tight band with Otis and Jimmy is incredible. A MUST in the collection of Muddy aficianados."