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Williamson, John Lee "Sonny Boy" / Original Sonny Boy Williamson, The
Album:Original Sonny Boy Williamson, The Collection:Blues
Artist:Williamson, John Lee "Sonny Boy" Added:01/2008
Label:Jsp Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-01-20 Pull Date:2008-03-23 Charts:Blues
Week Ending:24 Feb10 Feb

Recent Airplay
1.Sat, 30 Nov 19:byrd of paradise
blues with a feelin
4.Sat, 23 Dec 17:byrd of paradise
blues with a feelin'
2.Sat, 30 Mar 19:byrd of paradise
blues with a feelin
5.Sat, 26 Mar 16:byrd of paradise
blues with a feelin'
3.Sat, 16 Jun 18:byrd of paradise
blues with a feelin'
6.Sat, 23 Nov 13:byrd of paradise
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Album Review
The Byrd of Paradise
Reviewed 2008-01-22 
The first "blues harmonica star" 1930s and 40s. Killed in 1948 - inspired every harp player since, especially the "other" Sonny Boy who lived until the early 1960s. Set in small bands, usually no drums, deep playing by everyone. Serious lyrics, very topical for the time. A wonderful look and listen into the "real" blues history with a virtual who's who of sidemen. Even Sonny Boy playing sideman at times. With guitar, mandolin, piano. The "real" Sonny Boy Williamson with the real harmonica blues.

Track Listing
1.Good Morning, Little School Girl 8.Prowling Night-Hawk
2.Blue Bird Blues 9.Sweet Pepper Mama
3.Jackson Blues 10.I Know You Gonna Miss Me
4.Got The Bottle Up And Gone 11.Rootin' Ground Hog
5.Sugar Mama Blues 12.Brother James
6.Skinny Woman 13.I Won't Be In Hard Luck No More
7.Tough Luck 14.Up The Country Blues
 15.Worried Me Blues