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Jimmy Witherspoon with Brother Jack McDuff - The Blues Is Now (1967)

Blues | Author: indeep1 | 19-12-2012, 09:28
Jimmy Witherspoon with Brother Jack McDuff - The Blues Is Now (1967)
Artist: Jimmy Witherspoon with Brother Jack McDuff
Title Of Album: The Blues Is Now
Year Of Release: 1967
Label: Verve
Genre: Jazz, Blues
Format: Flac/Cue/Log/Artwork
Quality: Lossless
Total Time: 33:09
Total Size: 181 MB(+3%)

Tracklist

01. Sweet Slumber
02. I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
03. Past Forty Blues
04. S.K. Blues
05. Late One Evening
06. Part Time Woman
07. Good Rocking Tonight
08. I Won't Tell a Soul
09. My Baby's Quit Me
10. My Money's Long This Morning, Baby

personnel :

Jimmy Witherspoon - vocals
Brother Jack McDuff - organ
Melvin Sparks - guitar
Danny Turner - alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute
Leo Johnson - tenor saxophone, flute
Jymie Merritt - bass guitar
Ray Appleton - drums

Jimmy Witherspoon recorded a series of excellent albums for Verve in the late '60s. Unfortunately, these have not received the attention they deserve, and are frequently relegated in Witherspoon's huge catalog. The Blues Is Now is arguably the finest of these recordings, and Witherspoon's voice is in top form and hugely expressive. Like all of the artist's albums of the decade, it's not the most consistent of listening experiences, but that's of little interest when songs and performances are as good as "My Baby's Quit Me" and Witherspoon's own "Late One Evening." A light-night blues classic, this is Witherspoon at his most relaxed and assured and is a joy to listen to.~ Thomas Ward

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