Come on in This House

Come on in This House

by Junior WellsJunior Wells


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Junior Wells' penchant for clowning around sometimes conflicts with his craftsmanship, but he's all business on Come on in This House, his most unadulterated blues record since his highly acclaimed Hoodoo Man Blues of more than 30 years vintage. This is what has come to be known as an "unplugged" session -- that is, predominately, although not exclusively, acoustic instrumentation. Producer John Snyder's concept was threefold: to team Wells with some of the era's top younger traditional blues guitarists -- Corey Harris, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Sonny Landreth, Bob Margolin, and John Mooney; to have those musicians, in various combinations, accompany Wells on a variety of slide guitars; and to concentrate on vintage Chicago and Delta blues from the repertoires of Rice Miller, Little Walter, Tampa Red, Arthur Crudup, and Wells himself. The result is a virtual slide-guitar mini-fest and a demonstration of the timeless appeal of classic blues done well. Wells' vocals are deep and manly; his harp playing is high-pitched, like a child's pleading. A surprising highlight is the only contemporary tune on the disc, Tracy Chapman's "Give Me One Reason." New Orleans drummer Herman Ernest III, who appears on 11 of the 14 cuts, does a masterful job laying down understated rhythmic grooves.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/24/1996
Label: Telarc
UPC: 0089408339523
catalogNumber: 83395
Rank: 148328

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Junior Wells   Primary Artist,Harmonica,Vocals
John Mooney   Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Bob Margolin   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Sonny Landreth   Steel Guitar,Slide Guitar,national steel guitar
Tab Benoit   Acoustic Guitar
Jon Cleary   Piano
Herman V. Ernest   Drums
Derek Trucks   Slide Guitar
Corey Harris   Steel Guitar,national steel guitar
Alvin Youngblood Hart   Dobro,Steel Guitar,Vocals,national steel guitar
Bob Sunda   Acoustic Bass,6-string bass,6-string Electric Bass

Technical Credits

Junior Wells   Composer,Contributor
Michael Bishop   Engineer
Tony Daigle   Engineer
Jay Newland   Engineer
John Snyder   Producer
Hudson Whittaker   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Robert Woods   Executive Producer
Frank John Hadley   Liner Notes
Anilda Carrasquillo   Art Direction
Susan Cybulski   Cover Design
Amos Blakemore   Composer
Ed Meitner   Engineer

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