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HOWLIN' WOLF | MUDDY WATERS & BO DIDDLEY

THE SUPER BLUES BAND (LTD ORANGE VI (JACKPOT RECORDS)

HOWLIN' WOLF | MUDDY WATERS & BO DIDDLEY - THE SUPER BLUES BAND (LTD ORANGE VI 103946
format:
1 LP
release:
25.11.2016
label:
JACKPOT RECORDS
genre:
Jazz/Blues
item ID:
103946
barcode:
0602547763037
Limited Color Pressing in Orange Vinyl Features Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley together Orignal Artwork w/ liner notes by Richard Meltzer Electric Chicago Blues - at it's finest Originally Released in 1967 on Chess Records Super Super Blues Band started out merely as Super Blues, a conglomerate of blues pillars Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters and Little Walter.

When Little Walter bowed out and was replaced by Howlin' Wolf, they rightfully threw another Super on the name, and went on to release this burning, irreverent and even sometimes hilarious set of drunken, wild-eyed electric blues.

Long form jams roll on in a trance as the trio of blues legends flex egos, talking shit to each other, trading off leads and ducking blasts of unexpected wah-wah guitar lines.

Songs are peppered with an incredible level of banter between the trio of bandleaders that predicts the call and response singtalking of early hip hop, laced with random screams in the background that teeter between celebration and danger.

That these three ever got into the same room together is a miracle, and that they produced something so intense, energetic and weird is another almost unbelievable feat.

The record is special enough as a stand-alone document of this meeting/melting of the minds before you find out the backing band consists of Hubert Sumlin, Otis Spann and freaking Buddy Guy.

Lordy. Might have needed one more "super" in there.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. LONG DISTANCE CALL
  • 1.2. MEDLEY: OOH BABY & WRECKING MY LOVE
  • 1.3. SWEET LITTLE ANGEL
  • 1.4. SPOONFUL
  • 1.5. DIDDLEY DADDY
  • 1.6. THE RED ROOSTER
  • 1.7. GOIN' DOWN SLOW