Monday, May 9

Super Black Blues (1969)

"Bob Thiele, the former head of blues at ABC Records who founded the Flying Dutchman imprint BluesTime in the late '60s, designed the 1969 album Super Black Blues as a way to showcase the label's three recently signed blues legends, T-Bone Walker, Joe Turner, and Otis Spann. ... The emphasis on improvisation and long grooves certainly made Super Black Blues different than the original '40s and '50s sides by Walker, Turner, and Spann -- those were restricted by technology and taste -- and it's fun to hear them stretch out with George 'Harmonica' Smith, Arthur Wright, Ernie Watts, Ron Brown, and Paul Humphrey in tow. ..."
allmusic (Video)
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