~~Muddy Waters had a great ear for talent and accordingly the formation which you will hear on this DVD was one of the very best: The pianist Pinetop , the drummer Willie Big Eyes Smith , the bass player Calvin Jones , the two guitarists Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson and Bob Margolin and the harmonica player Jerry Portnoy. At the Rockpalast recording on December 10, 1978 at Westfalenhalle Dortmund, Muddy Waters still was at the height of his creative power, his mighty vocals and his splendid charisma on stage fascinated the audience. Muddy's guitar playing on the Fender Telecaster especially comes into full effect with his typical slow blue...
~~Mike Bloomfield and Friends were a regular attraction at the Old Waldorf over a period of 6 months when this was recorded!
The transcendent moments captured on this CD are the basis for Mike Bloomfield's place in the pantheon of stellar guitarists and for his reputation as a complete original. These recordings are for those who not only appreciate great guitar playing but also want to better understand the legend that is Mike Bloomfield. The performances lay bare his genius: he was playing in his hometown, in front of and with his friends and he felt comfortable cutting lose. No expectations, no pressure, he was home... Mike Bloomf...
This is the master album from one of the most talented Chicago Blues Harmonica players and singers. With superb studio sound and magnificent backing Carey is given the freedom to blow just about some of the best blues harp ever recorded. This is an overdue reissue of a classic set and this new version has the added bonus of a BBC radio session recorded just a couple of days later finally paired.
1. What My Mama Told Me
2. Pretty Baby
3. Blues With A Feeling
5. Sweet Little Woman
6. It's So Easy To Love You
7. Strange Woman
8. Last Night
9. Blues With A Feeling (Alternative)