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Live at Theresa's 1975

  • 1. Little by Little
    2. Snatch It Back and Hold It
    3. Talk
    4. Love Her with a Feeling
    5. Talk
    6. Juke
    7. Talk
    8. Happy Birthday
    9. Talk
    10. Scratch My Back
    11. Help the Poor
    12. Talk
    13. Come on in This House
    14. Talk
    15. What My Mama Told Me
    16. Key to the Highway
    17. Talk
    18. Goin' Down Slow
    19. Talk
    20. Messin' with the Kid
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 787

  • Credits
    ProducerRobert G. Koester
    EngineerKen Rasek

    Personnel: Junior Wells (vocals, harmonica); Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band (vocals, harmonica); Earnest Johnson (bass guitar); Vince Chapelle, Vince Chappelle, Levi Warren (drums); Byther Smith (vocals, guitar); Phil Guy, Sammy Lawhorn (guitar).
    Liner Note Author: Steve Tomashefsky.
    Recording information: Theresa's, Chicago, IL (01/10/1975/01/13/1975).
    Photographer: Marc PoKempner.
    The great Chicago harmonica player and singer Junior Wells performs some of his best-known songs in what had become by the mid-1970s his second home, the South Side blues club Theresa's. Scorching versions of "Little By Little," "Scratch My Back," and "Key to the Highway" are included, as well as his own "Messin' With the Kid."

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (p.74) - "[B]oth vintage Wells and historical fun: a rare document of electric Chicago, up close and personal."
    Rolling Stone (p.107) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[H]ere's the man in charge at his favorite South Side haunt....Wells is the king of a tiny realm that held forty customers. That time is gone. Here's a hint of how it felt."
    Down Beat (p.62) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Relaxed and informal in its intensity and in its meeting of the blues and James Brown funk..."
    Dirty Linen (p.76) - "[T]wo nights of Wells at his peak in 1975 are preserved in LIVE AT THERESA'S, one of the year's best historic blues recordings."
    No Depression (p.104) - "[T]his has to be one of the most effectively you-are-there live albums ever recorded."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.95) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t vividly catches the ambience of two gigs at his favourite Chicago club."
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