Album Details

RELEASE
1967
LABEL
Vanguard
GENRES
Blues, Acoustic Chicago Blues, Electric Memphis Blues, Chicago Blues, Electric Chicago Blues, Electric Harmonica Blues, Delta Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Modern Electric Chicago Blues, Electric Delta Blues, Blues Revival, Harmonica Blues, Regional Blues, Juke Joint Blues, Slide Guitar Blues

Album Review

This is one of the all-time great blues series ever recorded. Aside from the classic Chess albums (Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, etc.), there is no better introduction to Chicago-style blues than this three-volume set. Each one is incredible. This third album contains the Johnny Shines Blues Band, Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band, and Big Walter Horton's Blues Harp Band with Memphis Charlie Musselwhite. Here are the original Chicago artists who have grown up and played together for most of their lives, so the musical time is spacious -- wide open. This is South Side Chicago blues with a trace of country at its best. Big Walter Horton plays some of the best harmonica of his career on this album. Listening to Horton on backup and solo harp is an education. This album is definitive.
Michael Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. One More Time
  2. Kid Man Blues
  3. My Black Mare
  4. Stealin' Back
  5. I Got Mine in Time
  6. Tighten Up on It
  7. Dynaflow Blues
  8. Black Spider Blues
  9. Layin' Down My Shoes and Clothes
  10. If I Get Lucky
  11. Rockin' My Boogie
  12. Mr. Boweevil
  13. Hey, Hey