The Woman I Love - Homesick James & Snooky Pryor - Homesick James & Snooky Pryor
Label: Big Bear Records - BRP 2002 • Series: Blues & Rock Project • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Reissue • Country: Italy • Genre: Blues •
This double-CD set of Homesick James and Snooky Prior is remarkable in that it is the first time the entire collection of these sessions has been assembled. There are 39 cuts over two discs. Included I Am Many - Disobey three complete albums and cuts from two different compilations. The album with Prior is the most satisfying here because of the rawness of Rag And Bone - Steve Ellis - An Everlasting Soul - The Anthology backing band and the loose spooked-out groove of the proceedings -- more like Junior Kimbrough and R.
Burnside than Muddy Waters. The version of "Crossroads" sounds like an entirely different song yet loses none of its power because of its hypnotic boogie. The earliest solo slide guitar material by Jameslike his version of Sonny Boy Williamson 's "Lonesome Train," also has the repetitive groove goin' on, but the guitar playing is so phenomenal it's distracting.
The material from Shake Your Boogie is a straight-up good-time blues record; it's funky, greasy, and vulgar in all the best ways. The sound of the recording is also very warm and immediate. He and Prior just get to it, The Woman I Love - Homesick James & Snooky Pryor - Homesick James & Snooky Pryor up one blues classic after another.
Again, James ' slide playing is intense as hell; he's always on the beat, and letting the bottleneck ring against Snooky 's harp. Even on the more laid-back tunes such as "Bottle Up and Go," the energy just crackles in the mix. The mix of originals to covers is about even, but it hardly matters since these cats make every tune their own.
Once more, what these archival recordings prove is that Big Bear was a far more important label than originally thought, and they captured late Radio Ga Ga - Queen - Greatest Hits II by some of the absolute masters of the genre.
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.
Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Blues. Track Listing - Disc 1. Highway James Williamson. Homesick James Williamson. Lonesome Train. Homesick's Original Dust My Broom. Robert Johnson. Kissing in the Dark. Curtis Jones. Shake Your Money Maker.
Elmore James. Careless Love. Tin Pan Alley. Dust My Broom. The Woman I Love. Drivin' Dog. Homesick Blues Again. Baby Please Set a Date. Worried About My Baby. Track Listing - Disc 2. Shake Your Boogie. Sonny Boy Williamson I. Bottle Up and Go. You Don't Know My Name. Snooky Pryor. Bluebird Blues. John Williamson. Can't Love Me and Homesick Too.
Baby Left Me a Mule to Ride. Jump and Shout. Gonna Have a Good Time. So Sweet. Crazy 'Bout You. Nothin' But Trouble. Cross Town. Young Lust - Aerosmith - Pump Feel Alright. She Knows How to Love Me. Dangerous Woman. Sloppy Drunk. Lucille Bogan.
Sweet Home Chicago. Highway 51 James Williamson. Homesick James Williamson feat: Snooky Pryor. Lonesome Train James Williamson. Kissing in the Dark Curtis Jones. Crossroads Robert Johnson. Careless Love Elmore James. Tin Pan Alley Curtis Jones. Dust My Broom Robert Johnson. Drivin' Dog Homesick James Williamson.
Careless Love Traditional. Bottle Up and Go Traditional. Bluebird Blues John Williamson. Jump and Shout Snooky Pryor. So Sweet Snooky Pryor. Crazy 'Bout You Snooky Pryor. Nothin' But Trouble Snooky Pryor. Cross Town Snooky Pryor. I Feel Alright Snooky Pryor.
Dangerous Woman Snooky Pryor. Sloppy Drunk Lucille Bogan. Sweet Home Chicago Robert Johnson.