Hoodoo Man Blues

Hoodoo Man Blues

by Junior Wells' Chicago Blues BandJunior Wells' Chicago Blues Band

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - Reissue)

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Hoodoo Man Blues is a Desert Island classic. The Memphis-born Wells may have been influenced by two of the great harpists from the region, John Lee Sonny Boy Williamson and Rice "Sonny Boy Williamson" Miller, but on Hoodoo he's a fully mature player brimming with the style and mannerisms -- muscular snarling and swooping harp -- that defined his sound, joined by guitarist Buddy Guy. This 1965 recording was one of the first albums by a "major" blues musician on the new designer labels (Delmark), and it departed from all other contemporary styles. "Snatch It Back and Hold It," "Chitlin Con Carne," and the title track are funky, gritty, and 1960s urban, drawing as much on James Brown and organ combo grooves as on solacious Delta blues like "Good Morning Schoolgirl." This album is full of the ratchet rhythms which connect the thumb pops and vocal yowls of '20s delta blues to the slinky funk of Sly Stone and harmolodics of Blood Ulmer to the sample of "We're Ready" by hip-hoppers Arrested Development.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/10/2002
Label: Delmark
UPC: 0038153061210
catalogNumber: 612
Rank: 6882

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band   Primary Artist
Buddy Guy   Guitar
Junior Wells   Harmonica,Vocals
Jack Myers   Bass
Billy Warren   Drums

Technical Credits

Willie Cobbs   Composer
Buddy Guy   Composer
Junior Wells   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Stu Black   Engineer
Kenny Burrell   Composer
Elmore James   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Bob Koester   Liner Notes
Gus Skinas   Authoring
Traditional   Composer

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