For the record, the band backing Hammond on "Big City Blues" is King Curtis's group; NOT the Hawks aka The Band, who didn't record with him until "So Many Roads." The latter's another great white electric blues album, unfortunately marred by the unspeakably lame harp playing of Charlie Musselwhite. Since Hammond could play circles around Musselwhite on the harp on his worst day, it's a mystery why he let the guy play on the album and bugger it. But then Hammmond's always been remarkably generous to struggling new musicians; and Charlie recorded on Vanguard at the time, which may have had something to do with the studio line-up decision.
SEPARATELY, when is Vanguard/Elektra/Atlantic going to WISE UP and issue a REMASTERED version of this great album so hard-core fans who don't have turntables anymore can enjoy the original, distinctive, exquisite recording?
Get with the program, hip record execs.