Monday, January 23, 2017

Walter 'Lightnin' Bug' Rhodes 1989 Giving You The Blues

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:37:12
Size: 85,10 MB

United States

Looking at his long career you’d have to call Walter Rhodes primarily a bluesman, but he did cut three masterpieces in the soul genre which haven’t really received their due attention. In fact his music in general hasn’t been studies properly, partly due to the number of names he recorded under and partly due to the obscure labels he cut for. HA highly talented musician, he was a more than competent guitarist and blues harp player but his crowning glory was his voice.

He was never a flashy singer, but there were few who put so much of themselves into a lyric, and fewer still who made such emotionally compelling performances. My friend Dickie Tapp, who saw him live in 1989, says "I will never forget Walter Rhodes' appearance at the Blues Estafette in 1989. It was one of the most emotional performances I have ever witnessed and the 'pain' in his singing had me close to tears. Walter was backed by a small ad-hoc combo which included Teddy Reynolds on piano and Sherman Webster on bass - they all gelled." And that force and intensity was with him whatever musical style he chose. (


01 - Sex 02:10

02 - Dance Hobo Dance 03:02

03 - Bull In A Pasture 04:07

04 - Swamp Dog 04:29

05 - Picking Cotton 04:11

06 - Your Whole Life Through 02:29

07 - Your Sugar Honey And Ice Tea 05:36

08 - You Giving Me The Blues 02:25

09 - Mean Little Woman 03:23

10 - Shot At Dobbin Height 05:20

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