Never mind Otis Rush
and Buddy Guy
-- this is the bedrock document of Chicago's West side blues guitar movement. Ten seminal numbers that constitute Sam's
complete Cobra stash (notably "All Your Love," "Easy Baby," and the rockabilly-tinged "21 Days in Jail"), another pair by his harp-blowing uncle Shakey Jake
, five numbers from 1960 that first appeared on Mel London's
Chief logo (a tortured cover of Fats Domino's
"Every Night About This Time" is the killer), and a couple of solid 1966 outings that reinforce Sam's
standing as the king of the West side prior to his untimely demise.