Jazz/blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon and pioneer of the electric blues guitar, T-Bone Walker, combine forces effectively on this August, 1963 session with Clifford Scott(tenor sax, alto sax & flute); Bert Kendrix(organ); Clarence Jones(bass) & Wayne Robertson(drums). Highlights of the 14 tracks(including 4 alternative takes) are Larraine Walton's 'Grab Me A Freight'; Leroy Carr's 'How Long Blues', Witherspoon's 'Cane River' and Royce Swain's haunting 'Evenin''. All in all, this is an enjoyable and varied Jimmy Witherspoon album which makes a valuable addition to any blues or jazz collection.
2 people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
Recorded in 1963 with T-Bone Walker on guitar which in my book is recommendation enough in itself, the combination with Jimmy Witherspoon's distinctive voice makes this remastered edition an appreciated replacement of an old favourite, despite a few "bonus" alternative takes, . I just prefer to see remastered albums of this sort offered with the same cover, content and sleeve notes as the original. In this case two out of three.