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Blues Legacy: Lost and Found Series, Vol. 2


  • 1. Introduction by Chris Barber, An - Chris Barber
    2. Poor Man Blues - Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee
    3. Boogie on the Blues - Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee
    4. When Things Go Wrong - Chris Barber Band/Ottilie Patterson/Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee
    5. How Long Blues - Chris Barber Band/Ottilie Patterson/Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee
    6. Do Lord - Chris Barber Band/Ottilie Patterson/Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee
    7. Chris Barber Introduces Muddy Waters and Otis Spann - Chris Barber
    8. Hoochie Coochie Man - Chris Barber Band/Muddy Waters/Otis Spann (live)
    9. Blow Wind Blow - Chris Barber Band/Muddy Waters/Otis Spann (live)
    10. Long Distance Call - Chris Barber Band/Muddy Waters/Otis Spann (live)
    11. Baby Please Don't Go - Chris Barber Band/Muddy Waters/Otis Spann (live)
    12. Blues Before Sunrise - Chris Barber Band/Muddy Waters/Otis Spann (live)
    13. Rollin' Stone - Muddy Waters (live)
    14. I Can't Be Satisfied - Chris Barber Band/Muddy Waters/Otis Spann (live)
    15. I Feel Like Going Home - Chris Barber Band/Muddy Waters/Otis Spann (live)
    16. Walkin' Thru the Park - Chris Barber Band/Muddy Waters/Otis Spann (live)
    17. Walkin' Thru the Park (Reprise) - Chris Barber Band/Muddy Waters/Otis Spann (live)
    18. Chris Barber Introduces Champion Jack Dupree - Chris Barber
    19. Merry Christmas Blues - Chris Barber Band/Champion Jack Dupree (live)
    20. Mother-In-Law Blues - Chris Barber Band/Champion Jack Dupree (live)
    21. When Things Go Wrong - Chris Barber Band/Champion Jack Dupree (live)
    22. Chris Barber Introduces Louis Jordan - Chris Barber
    23. T'Ain't Nobody's Business - Chris Barber/Otis Patterson/Chris Barber Band/Louis Jordan/Ottilie Patterson
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5068

  • Credits
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    Personnel: Muddy Waters, Brownie McGhee (vocals, guitar); Sonny Terry (vocals, harmonica); Chris Barber (vocals, trombone); Champion Jack Dupree (vocals, piano); Ottilie Patterson (vocals); Eddie Smith & the Hornets (banjo); Ian Wheeler, Monty Sunshine (clarinet); Patrick Halcox (trumpet); Otis Spann (piano); Graham Burbridge (drums).
    Recording information: Olympic Studios, London, England (??/??/1958-12/15/1962); The London Jazz Club, England (??/??/1958-12/15/1962); The Manchester Free Trade Hall, England (??/??/1958-12/15/1962).
    Photographers: Tony Standish; Val Wilmer.
    Arrangers: Chris Barber ; Ottilie Patterson.
    The second volume of this series of tapes made in Britain between the late 1950s and the mid-'60s, largely of visiting American blues performers (though Britain's Chris Barber Band is also sometimes heard backing the musicians or playing on their own), features recordings by Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Champion Jack Dupree, Louis Jordan, and Muddy Waters. The 11 Waters songs (recorded live in Manchester on October 26, 1958) are by far the most historically significant of these, as they're from Muddy's first tour of the U.K., often reported in later years to have been hugely controversial due to his use of electric guitar. As it turns out, this particular Waters recording is a little underwhelming, in large part because the sound balance seems to muffle the background instruments, though Muddy's vocals come through OK. That makes it far from the best Waters recording, concert or otherwise, and for all the furor his use of electricity supposedly caused with the purists, what electric guitar you can hear on these tracks sounds quite tentative and weedy. Fortunately Muddy sings well and presents (with Otis Spann in the band on piano) some of his most outstanding songs, like "I Can't Be Satisfied," "I Feel Like Going Home," "Walkin' Thru the Park," "Long Distance Call," "Rollin' Stone," and "Hoochie Coochie Man." The five Terry & McGhee tracks are identified as 1958 broadcast recordings, three of them performed with the Chris Barber Band and Ottilie Patterson, which makes for a rather uncomfortable combination of country folk-blues and Dixieland jazz. Dupree plays and sings reliably decent piano blues with the Chris Barber Band on three live songs cut in a London jazz club on December 3, 1959. A trad jazz-flavored December 1962 studio recording of Louis Jordan doing "T'ain't Nobody's Business" with Barber's band, and Patterson taking some of the vocals, concludes a set that's arguably more notable for its documentation of the impact of American blues on U.K. audiences than it is for its purely musical merits, though it certainly possesses some of those. ~ Richie Unterberger

  • Critic Reviews
    Down Beat (p.78) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Closing the album, New Orleans pianist Champion Jack Dupree entertains listeners with three curiosities, and fading jump-blues star Louis jordan matches up well with blues singer Ottilie Patterson..."
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