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  • Keep It To Ourselves Keep It To Ourselves Quick View

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    Keep It To Ourselves

    Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio


    An American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, from Mississippi. One of the greatest bluesmen ever. His harp, vocals, and songwriting have never been surpassed. All his records are classics, but this one is truly unique - it's the cream of two rare, acoustic albums cut in Denmark in 1963. Gentle, personal blues with brilliant harmonica, accompanied by only Matt Guitar Murphy and Memphis Slim on piano. Original LP listed on Stereophile's Record 2 Die 4 list.

    1. The Sky Is Crying
    2. Don't Let Your Right Hand Know
    3. Coming Home To You Baby
    4. The Story of Sonny Boy Williamson
    5. Gettin' Together
    6. Little Girl
    7. I Can't Understand
    8. Slowly Walk Close To Me
    9. I Wonder Do I Have A Friend
    Sonny Boy Williamson
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  • Down And Out Blues Down And Out Blues Quick View

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    Down And Out Blues

    Import


    2 LP Gatefold

    LP 1


    1. All My Love In Vain
    2. The Key (To Your Door)
    3. Keep It To Yourself
    4. Dissatisfied
    5. Fattening Frogs And Snakes
    6. Wake Up Baby
    7. Your Funeral And My Trail
    8. Ninety Nine
    9. Cross My Heart
    10. Let Me Explain
    11. Don't Start Me Talkin'
    12. I Don't Know
    13. Your Imagination
    14. Born Blind
    15. Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
    16. Unseeing Eye


    LP 2


    1. Crazy 'Bout You Baby
    2. Eyesight To The Blind
    3. Cool, Cool Blues
    4. Do It If You Wanta
    5. Come On Back Home
    6. Stop Crying
    7. West Memphis Blues

    8. Pontaic Blues
    9. Sonny Boys' Christmas Blues
    10. Mighty Long Time
    11. Nine Below Zero
    12. Mr Down Child
    13. Stop Now Baby
    14. Too Close Together

    Sonny Boy Williamson
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  • American Folk Blues Festival 1964 (Pure Pleasure) American Folk Blues Festival 1964 (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    American Folk Blues Festival 1964 (Pure Pleasure)

    German jazz publicist Joachim-Ernst Berendt first had the idea of bringing original African-American blues performers to Europe. Jazz had become very popular, and rock and roll was just gaining a foothold, and both genres drew influences directly back to the blues. Berendt thought that European audiences would flock to concert halls to see them in person.



    Promoters Horst Lippmann and Fritz Rau brought this idea to reality. By contacting Willie Dixon, an influential blues composer and bassist from Chicago, they were given access to the blues culture of the southern United States. The first festival was held in 1962, and they continued almost annually until 1972, after an eight-year hiatus reviving the festival in 1980 until its final performance in 1985.
    The concerts featured some of the leading blues artists of the 1960s, such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker and Sonny Boy Williamson along with blues legends from an earlier period such as Sleepy John Estes, John Henry Barbee & Lightnin' Hopkins.



    Attendees at Manchester in 1962, the first ever venue for the festival in Britain, included Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Jimmy Page. Subsequent attendees at the first London festivals are believed to have also included such influential musicians as Eric Burdon, Eric Clapton, and Steve Winwood. Collectively these were the primary movers in the blues explosion that would lead to the British Invasion.



    Musicians:



    • Sonny Boy Williamson (vocal, harpsichord)

    • Hubert Sumlin (guitar)

    • Willie Dixon (bass)

    • Clifton James (drums)

    • Sunnyland Slim (vocal, piano)

    • Sam Lightnin' Hopkins, Howlin' Wolf (guitar, vocal)

    • Hammie Nixon (harpsichord, jug)




    Recording: October 1964 live at Musikhalle Hamburg, Germany, by Peter Kramper

    Production: Siegfried E. Loch



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. I'm Trying To Make London My Home
    2. Dissatisfied
    3. Everytime I Get To Drinkin'
    4. Ain't It A Pity
    5. Baby Please Don't Go
    6. I'm A Tearing Little Daddy
    7. Cotton Pickin' Blues
    8. No Title Boogie
    9. Slip In Mules
    10. Dust My Broom
    Various Artists
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  • Grateful Dead Grateful Dead Quick View

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    Grateful Dead

    Originally released in March of 1967 on Warner Bros. Records, The Grateful Dead's self-titled debut album features seven folk/blues standards from the likes of Sonny Boy Williamson and Jessie Fuller along with a pair of originals in The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) and Cream Puff War. The set unabashedly flaunts the Dead's musical roots and influences while simultaneously showcasing the promising songwriting that would subsequently help define an entire genre.
    1. The Golden Road
    2. Beat It On Down the Line
    3. Good Mornin' Little School Girl
    4. Cold Rain and Snow
    5. Sittin' On Top Of the World
    6. Cream Puff War
    7. Morning Dew
    8. New, New Minglewood Blues
    9. Viola Lee Blues
    Grateful Dead
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    The Genius Of Earl Hooker

    Earl Hooker was an incredible slide guitarist residing in Chicago during the 1950s and '60s. Hooker split his time between his birth place on the Mississippi Delta and his adopted home of Chicago were he played with the likes of Ike Turner and Sonny Boy Williamson. The Genius of Earl Hooker, his exceedingly rare Cuca Records release, circa '67 finds him laying down instrumental blues at its best!

    1. Two Bugs in a Rug
    2. Hold On, I'm Comin'

    3. Off the Hook
    4. Dust My Broom
    5. Hot and Heavy
    6. The Screwdriver

    7. Bertha
    8. The Foxtrot
    9. End of the Blues
    10. Walking the Floor Over You
    11. Hooker Special
    12. Something You Ate
    Earl Hooker
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  • Hoodoo Man Blues Hoodoo Man Blues Quick View

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    Hoodoo Man Blues

    Hoodoo Man Blues is not only Junior Wells' initial appearance on record, it is damn near the first LP by a Chicago blues band. Chess and a few other labels had reissued 45's by Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howling Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James, etc. but virtually no one had tried to capture the Chicago blues sound free of limitations of juke-box/airplay promotion as Delmark does here. Hoodoo Man Blues is the real Chicago blues from a true blues legend.
    1. Snatch It Back and Hold It
    2. Ships on the Ocean
    3. Good Morning Schoolgirl
    4. Hound Dog
    5. In the Wee Hours
    6. Hey Lawdy Mama
    7. Hoodoo Man Blues
    8. Early in the Morning
    9. We're Ready
    10. You Don't Love Me Baby
    11. Chitlin con Carne
    12. Yonder Wall
    Junior Wells
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    Dark Matter

    Dark Matter, Randy Newman's first album of new material in nine years, is the follow-up to 2008's acclaimed Harps and Angels, which the Guardian called the work of a true master of popular song. Produced by long-time Newman collaborators Mitchell Froom, Lenny Waronker, and David Boucher, the album includes songs about Vladimir Putin, the Kennedy brothers, Sonny Boy Williamson, science vs. religion, love and loss, and more.
    1. The Great Debate
    2. Brothers
    3. Putin
    4. Lost Without You
    5. Sonny Boy
    6. It's a Jungle out There (V2)
    7. She Chose Me
    8. On the Beach
    9. Wandering Boy
    Randy Newman
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    Hey Boss Man!

    Includes Bonus Track


    Legendary Sun Records producer Sam Phillips knew talent when he saw it, and when he started up his new Phillips label in the early 1960s, one of the first acts he signed was Frank Frost and his electric Delta blues trio. Now known as one of the greatest harp players of his generation, Frost learned his trade playing with none other than Sonny Boy Williamson and his influence can be heard whenever he blows. Originally released in 1962, Hey, Boss Man! is one of the last great electric blues albums.

    1. Everythings Alright
    2. Lucky To Be Living
    3. Jelly Roll King
    4. Baby Youre So Kind
    5. Gonna Make You Mine
    6. Now Twist
    7. Big Boss Man
    8. Jack's Jump
    9. So Tired Living By Myself
    10. Now What You Gonna Do
    11. Pocket Full Of Shells
    12. Just Come On Home
    13. Crawlback*


    *Bonus Track

    Frank Frost
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  • It's Too Late To Stop Now It's Too Late To Stop Now Quick View

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    It's Too Late To Stop Now

    Though he's released several fine live recordings over the course of his career, It's Too Late To Stop Now is the definitive live Van Morrison album. Van is backed here by a loose-but-funky, horn-driven band and the generous set list reaches as far back as his days with Them and continues up through his 1973 release Hard Nose Highway. Featured here are Van's wonderful re-interpretations of Muddy Waters (I Just Want To Make Love To You), Sonny Boy Williamson (Help Me) and Sam Cooke (Bring It On Home To Me) along with stunning versions of his classics Domino and Into The Mystic among others. An exceptional live document!
    LP 1
    1. Ain't Nothin' You Can Do (Live)
    2. Warm Love (Live)
    3. Into the Mystic (Live)
    4. These Dreams of You (Live)
    5. I Believe to My Soul (Live)
    6. I've Been Working (Live)
    7. Help Me (Live)
    8. Wild Children (Live)
    9. Domino (Live)
    10. I Just Want to Make Love to You (Live)


    LP 2
    1. Bring It on Home to Me (Live)
    2. Saint Dominic's Preview (Live)
    3. Take Your Hand Out of My Pocket (Live)
    4. Listen to the Lion (Live)
    5. Here Comes the Night (Live)
    6. Gloria (Live)
    7. Caravan (Live)
    8. Cyrpess Avenue (Live)

    Van Morrison
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  • Hoodoo Man Blues Hoodoo Man Blues Quick View

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    Hoodoo Man Blues

    One of the all-time great urban blues records and the best-seller in the famed Delmark catalog. Hoodoo Man Blues is so full of bravado and snap it'll make you feel tough just listening to it. Not all of the Delmark titles were recorded very well, but this one certainly was. And at 45 RPM, this now stands as the undisputed definitive version. Hoodoo Man Blues, which features Buddy Guy on guitar, is not only Junior Wells' first LP appearance, it's damn near the first LP by a Chicago blues band. Chess and a few other labels had reissued 45s by Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James, etc., but virtually no one had tried to capture the Chicago blues sound free of the limitations of juke box/airplay promotion. Hoodoo Man Blues went a long way in the popularization of real Chicago blues and of Junior Wells.
    1. Snatch It Back and Hold It
    2. Ships On the Ocean
    3. Good Morning Little School Girl
    4. Hound Dog
    5. In The Wee Hours of the Morning
    6. Hay Lawdy Mama
    7. Hooddoo Man Blues
    8. Early in the Morning
    9. We're Ready
    10. Do You Love Me, Baby
    11. Chiltin Con Carne
    12. Yonders Wall
    Junior Wells
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    2120 South Michigan Ave

    On their 17th studio album, George Thorogood and The Destroyers pay tribute to their Chess Records label heroes, including many of Thorogood's legendary mentors who helped to launch his career in rock & roll. Titled 2120 South Michigan Avenue named for the the address of Chess Records' Chicago headquarters the 13-track album features Thorogood's raw, rocking turn on classics by a who's-who of the blues, including Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter and other Chess greats, as well as new original songs written by Thorogood, the album's producer, Tom Hambridge, and Richard Fleming.The album is produced by musician, songwriter and producer Tom Hambridge, a four-time Grammy Award nominee and 2010 Grammy winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album (Hambridge produced Buddy Guy's Living Proof) and ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award winner. The album's featured guests include 2010 Grammy Award winners Buddy Guy and Charlie Musselwhite.
    1. Going Back

    2. Hi-Heel Sneakers - Featuring Buddy Guy

    3. Seventh Son
    4. Spoonful
    5. Let It Rock
    6. Two Trains Running (Still A Fool)

    7. Bo Diddley
    8. Mama Talk To Your Daughter
    9. Help Me
    10. My Babe - Featuring Charlie Musselwhite

    11. Sweet Little Rock and Roller
    12. Willie Dixon's Gone
    13. Chicago Bound
    14. 2120 South Michigan Ave. - Featuring Charlie Musselwhite

    George Thorogood
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    Crusade

    Mono Edition



    1967s Crusade finds John Mayall welcoming another soon-to-be-famous young guitarist18-year-old fretboard phenom Mick Taylor, who would soon become a key member of the Rolling Stonesto the Bluesbreakers fold. With John McVie on bass and Hughie Flint and Keef Hartley sharing drumming duties, Mayall tackles an adventurous 12-song set that encompasses several Mayall originals and Taylors instrumental showcase Snowy Wood, as well as numbers by such notables as Willie Dixon, Eddie Kirkland and Sonny Boy Williamson. Regarded by many fans as the final third of the influential electric-blues trilogy that began with Blues Breakers and A Hard Road, Crusade followed its predecessors into the British Top Ten, while continuing to open young American ears to the timeless power of the blues.


    From the pristine U.K. mono masters, with complete original artwork and photos.

    1. Oh Pretty Woman
    2. Stand Back Baby
    3. My Time After A While
    4. Snowy Wood
    5. Man Of Stone
    6. Tears In My Eyes
    7. Driving Sideways
    8. The Death Of J.B. Lenoir
    9. I Can't Quit You Baby
    10. Streamline
    11. Me And My Woman
    12. Checkin' Up On My Baby
    John Mayall
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Eat A Peach Eat A Peach Quick View

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    Eat A Peach


    Remastered From Original Analog Tapes


    Cut On Copper Plates Using Abbey Road Mastering's Direct DMM Lathe


    Faithfully Restored Artwork


    Eat A Peach is the third studio album from the Allman Brothers and was originally released in February of 1972. It
    has been remastered from original analog tapes by Keven Reeves (Brothers And Sisters, The 1971 Fillmore East
    Recordings) to 192kHz 24-bit audio and then cut on copper plates using Abbey Road Mastering's Direct Metal
    Mastering (DMM) lathe. This title is being issued on 180g, heavy weight vinyl. The original artwork has been
    faithfully reproduced as well.


    Having firmly established themselves as The Grateful Dead of the South via their enormously successful 1971 Live at the Fillmore East double album, the Allman Brothers had just begun work on a new studio collection when slide guitarist Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident. Undaunted, the group rallied together and completed Eat a Peach, which, via inclusion of the 34-minute-plus Mountain Jam, blossomed into a double LP. While keyboardist-singer Gregg Allman shone on tracks like Sonny Boy Williamson's One Way Out and his own Melissa, it was second guitarist Dickey Betts who came out from under the departed Allman's shadow with his lead vocal on Blue Sky and his incendiary playing throughout. -Billy Altman


    1. Ain't Wastin' Time No More
    2. Les Brers in A Minor
    3. Melissa
    4. Mountain Jam
    5. One Way Out
    6. Trouble No More
    7. Stand Back
    8. Blue Sky
    9. Little Martha
    10. Mountain Jam, Cont'd.
    The Allman Brothers Band
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  • Canned Heat (MONO) Canned Heat (MONO) Quick View

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    Canned Heat (MONO)

    Of all the American rock bands that embraced the blues in the 1960s, none took their musical mission more seriously than Canned Heat. The California quintet, led by vocalists Alan Blind Owl Wilson and Bob The Bear Hite and featuring the brilliant guitarist Henry Vestine, combined fiery instrumental chops with a vast knowledge of blues history. Canned Heat quickly carved out a unique niche in that heady era, making high-profile appearances at Woodstock and other notable rock festivals, and managing to break into the pop singles charts without diluting their sound.



    Canned Heat's eponymous 1967 debut LP, released shortly after their attention-getting performance at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, introduced the band's audacious synthesis of blues tradition and electrified boogie. The 11-song album features raw, fiercely soulful interpretations of material by such blues masters as Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Sonny Boy Williamson, powered by Wilson and Hite's contrasting vocal styles and Vestine's explosive fretwork. The result is one of the most distinctive and dynamic blues-rock recordings of the '60s, and the album that launched Canned Heat's five-decade musical journey.



    This new vinyl edition of this landmark debut effort has been sourced from the original mono masters and pressed on 180-gram vinyl, and features a meticulous reproduction of the LP's original cover art.

    1. Rollin' and Tumblin'
    2. Bullfrog Blues
    3. Evil Is Going On
    4. Goin' Down Slow
    5. Catfish Blues
    6. Dust My Broom
    7. Help Me
    8. Big Road Blues
    9. The Story of My Life
    10. The Road Song
    11. Rich Woman
    Canned Heat
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  • Vintage Vintage Quick View

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    Vintage

    Of all the American rock bands that embraced the blues in the 1960s, none took their musical mission more seriously than Canned Heat. The California quintet, led by vocalists Alan Blind Owl Wilson and Bob The Bear Hite and featuring the brilliant guitarist Henry Vestine, combined fiery instrumental chops with a vast knowledge of blues history. Canned Heat quickly carved out a unique niche in that heady era, making high-profile appearances at Woodstock and other notable rock festivals, and managing to break into the pop singles charts without diluting their sound.



    Canned Heat's eponymous 1967 debut LP, released shortly after their attention-getting performance at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, introduced the band's audacious synthesis of blues tradition and electrified boogie. The 11-song album features raw, fiercely soulful interpretations of material by such blues masters as Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Sonny Boy Williamson, powered by Wilson and Hite's contrasting vocal styles and Vestine's explosive fretwork. The result is one of the most distinctive and dynamic blues-rock recordings of the '60s, and the album that launched Canned Heat's five-decade musical journey.



    This new vinyl edition of this landmark debut effort has been sourced from the original mono masters and pressed on 180-gram vinyl, and features a meticulous reproduction of the LP's original cover art.

    1. Spoonful
    2. Big Road Blues
    3. Rolling & Tumbling
    4. Got My Mojo Working
    5. Pretty Thing
    6. Louise
    7. Dimples
    8. Can't Hold On Much Longer
    9. Straight Ahead
    10. Rollin' And Tumblin' (with Harmonica)
    Canned Heat
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    Pinetop Perkins

    Perkins began his blues existence primarily as a guitarist, but a mid-40's encounter with an outraged knife-toting chorus girl at a nightspot left him with severed tendons in his left arm. That dashed his guitar aspirations, but Joe Willie Perkins came back strong from the injury, concentrating solely on piano. He traveled to Helena with Robert Nighthawk in 1943, playing with the elegant slide guitarist on his radio program. Perkins soon switched over to rival Sonny Boy Williamson's beloved King Biscuit Time radio show and remained for an extended period.


    Perkins accompanied Nighthawk on a 1950 session for the Chess brothers that produced Jackson Town Gal, but Chicago couldn't hold him at the time. He hit the road, pausing at Sam Phillips's studios in Memphis long enough for Perkins to wax his first version of Pinetop's Boogie Woogie in 1953, then headed back to the windy city in 1969 when Otis Spann split from Muddy Waters. That is when the stage was set for Pinetop Perkins's reemergence. It was only then that his rolling mastery of the ivories began to assume outsized proportions.


    After joining Muddy Waters, Pinetop made up for precious lost time in the studio. Discs for Antone's, Omega (Portrait of a Delta Bluesman, a solo outing that includes fascinating interview segments), Deluge, Earwig, and several other firms ensure that his boogie legacy won't be forgotten in decades to come.


    Pinetop at a young 87 years old admits he wasn't the originator of the seminal piano piece Pinetop's Boogie Woogie, but it's a safe bet that more people associate it nowadays with Pinetop than with the man who devised it in the first place, Clarence Pinetop Smith. Pinetop plays 6 songs on a Steinway Concert Grand 9' model D with Jimmy D. Lane on guitar.

    1. Pinetop Shuffle
    2. Down in Mississippi
    3. They Call Me The Grindin Man
    4. Look Over Yonders Wall
    5. How Long Blues
    6. Just A LIttle Bit
    Pinetop Perkins
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    Wild Child Butler

    Direct to Disc (D2D)


    From all accounts, George Butler came by his nickname Wild Child honestly. On Sundays, some of the older ladies would come to the shack where he lived to visit his mother. Even as a toddler, little George would grab their legs and tug their skirts. The ladies would tell his mother that she had to do something about that wild child, and the name stuck. Fortunately, he found time between the youthful shenanigans to learn some harp basics at age 12. He was gigging professionally as a bandleader by the late 1950s, but the harpist didn't have much luck in the recording wars until he moved to Chicago in 1966 and signed with Shreveport, La., based Jewel Records.


    Wild Child's resume is top notch. He has toured with Jimmy Rogers, Lightnin' Hopkins, Cousin Joe and Roosevelt Sykes. His biggest influence is John Lee Sonny Boy Williamson and yet his sound is all his own. A prolific songwriter, Wild Child Butler performs mostly original compositions. George Butler is one of the most stylistically interesting and underrated blues performers in the business today.


    In this, an era when Blues is so frequently fused with rock, soul and other more commercially viable music forms, Wild Child stands his artistic ground. Wild Child still plays and sings his blues in exactly the same authentic style that he developed and learned from his rural Alabama sharecropping mentors more than 40 years ago. When asked if he would change his style to be more commercially successful, Wild Child's didn't hesitate. No I would not! Record companies have asked me to do that before. I wouldn't do it then, and I wouldn't do it now, just to sell more records. The way I do my blues, that's me! The blues isn't just something that I do, it's something that I am.


    George is polite but firm with his audiences. In fact, when you meet George Butler, one finds him to be a pleasant, highly personable man with a ready smile as big as an Alabama cotton field, and in no way keeping with the image conjured up by the name Wild Child. He was asked Why in spite of all the hard times and bad luck, do you still keep going? He replied with an audible grin, The blues is the facts of life, the truth, and the blues is what I'm about.


    Indifferent agents, unethical record companies, insensitive audiences and the tough life on the road have not squelched the blues fire in Wild Child Butler. The swamp-harp king is one authentic original folk blues artist who can, in his own words, Sho' 'nuff make the blues come down. Side A is Wild Child and his electric band. Side B is acoustic with Jimmy D. Lane accompanying on guitar. 6 songs.

    1. Weak In The Knees
    2. Treat Me Like I Treat You
    3. Forty Year Old Woman
    4. Anyone Can Say They Love You
    5. Can you Use A Man?
    6. My Baby Done Put Me Down
    Wild Child Butler
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