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Discussion in 'Vinyl Me, Please Info' started by Wicked Dreamer, Jan 4, 2019.
If I remember correctly I asked Storf about an acoustic blues album in Classics and it was suggest one was coming
Here's a guess: Memphis Slim - Memphis Slim
Apparently these tracks were originally recorded for the Premium label, before Chess bought them.
Throwing a guess on the fire. Jimmy Witherspoon - Spoon so easy.
Only released once in 1990.
Jimmy Witherspoon: Vocals
Harold Ashby: Tenor Saxophone
Jay McShann: Piano
Willie Dixon: Bass
Eddie Chamblee: Tenor Saxophone
Mary Katherine Aldin: Liner Notes
from allmusic :
"By the mid-'50s, it seemed that Jimmy Witherspoon's brand of Kansas City blues was going permanently out of style; Big Joe Turner was starting to turn toward rock & roll, and many of the older singers were no longer recording. Witherspoon, who was only in his early 30s, was flexible enough to fit into different situations, so the Chess label (best known for its intense Chicago blues) took a chance on him. This CD contains most of Witherspoon's records for the Chess and Checker labels: five that were issued and nine that remained in the vaults until the release of this CD in 1990. Unfortunately, Witherspoon did not have any hits during this era (his comeback would not really get going until his appearance at the 1959 Monterey Jazz Festival) but fortunately, these records did survive. Spoon is actually heard in good form, and even if the personnel is mostly unidentified, he received suitable backup. Since all but three of Witherspoon's Chess recordings are on this CD (which clocks in around 39 minutes), one does wonder why it was not decided to make this a "complete" set."
I have a copy of that album lying around, certainly wouldn't be a bad pick. Love me some Memphis Slim. This is one of my favorite music videos on YouTube :
I would argue some months have been downright exceptional, particularly Archie, Alice, and JLHooker.
Uggh more blues.
Then why do Chess?
Chess is to blues as Blue Note is to jazz and Stax is to Soul. I bet when @Storf said "problem", he didn't necessarily mean it as a bad thing, more like "challenge".
It's a good problem; it makes us do deep dives into corners of their catalog that probably wouldn't get the shine in a similar circumstance.
Also, I think y'all should check some of y'alls facts. Don't want you guys to end up wrong rabbitholes.
Another clue would help us avoid wrong rabbitholes!
maybe he means our facts about Buddy's "studio" albums considering I think that I Left My Blues... can indeed be seen as a collection of singles, especially with the disparities of sound between some tracks, and maybe not something we can eliminate based on the clues.
* still studio, as in not live, but maybe not a traditional view of studio LP
Yeah agreed, I'm not gonna lie I feel like that comment by @Storf almost confirms this as "Left My Blues" either that or he's mellowing in his old age. He'd usually sit back and watch the fur fly rather than politely warn us about impending rabbit hole guesses WAAAIIIITTT A MINUTE WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH STORF
From the end of the back cover notes on this Discogs release:
"Left My Blues In San Francisco", Buddy's first album, contains material recorded over a five-year period (although the original liner notes list all sides recorded July, 1967), and was originally issued as Chess LP 1527.
Definitely still in consideration, if not the front-runner.
I think this is my fault, as I was the one who originally questioned my own guess. Whoops. Based on those cover notes (nice sleuthing btw!) I would agree Left My Blues in San Francisco is probably the front runner.
EDIT: It's not all bad though. I've been exploring Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Slim, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Bo Diddley as a result.
I guessed it when we got Muddy as it is clearly worthy of a definitive release, and hope you're right this time. Great album
I mean despite @Storf ’s objections, I don’t think any of us mind falling down the chess rabbit hole.
What happened here ? Where are the guesses to fill my "to listen" and "want" lists ? @Storf, we need another clue to get this party going I think.