Sunday, October 18, 2015

Jimmy Rogers 1994 Blue Bird

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:57:50
Size: 132,37 MB

United States

Review by Ken Chang

This was Jimmy Rogers' last "proper" Chicago blues album, and it deservedly won a W.C. Handy Award in 1995. There are no moonlighting rock stars here; they would come out in droves for Rogers' subsequent album Blues Blues Blues. And with the exception of the last track -- which is basically pianist Johnnie Johnson showing off for eight minutes -- Rogers sits squarely in the spotlight for the duration of Blue Bird. As expected, Rogers revisits a fair amount of his earlier repertoire ("Walking By Myself," "I Lost a Good Woman"), but he also digs up several original tunes that he had never gotten around to recording until now. Throw in a few Chicago standards ("Big Boss Man," "Rock Me," "Smokestack Lightning"), and you have a solid, laid-back, and tremendously satisfying album by one of the underrated masters. The backing band is a mix of Chicago blues brethren (Carey Bell on harp, Dave Myers on bass, Ted Harvey on drums) and family (Rogers' son Jimmy D. Lane on lead guitar), plus Johnson, who is perhaps a rock star by association since he played with Chuck Berry for 18 years. This one's a must-have.


01 - I'm Tired Of Crying Over You 03:46

02 - Blue Bird 04:45

03 - Walkin' By Myself 02:30

04 - Rock Me 04:23

05 - I Lost A Good Woman 04:18

06 - Howlin' For My Darling 04:13

07 - Why Are You So Mean To Me¿ 05:27

08 - Blues Falling 02:23

09 - Lemon Squeezer 03:58

10 - That Ain't It (Baby, I Need Your Love) 02:08

11 - Smokestack Lightning 04:26

12 - Blue And Lonesome 04:09

13 - Big Boss Man 03:07

14 - Saint Louis Blues 08:17

Gamble for more Jimmy Rogers

1 comment:

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