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:Jan 2008
Label:Jsp Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-01-20 Pull Date: 2008-03-23 Charts: Blues

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 30, 2018: blues with a feelin'
Beauty Parlor
3. Mar 16, 2013: blues with a feelin
Lake Michigan Blues, Rachel Blues, J.L. Dairy Blues
2. Dec 23, 2017: blues with a feelin'
All I've Got's Gone, I Have Spent My Bonus

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. I Have Spent My Bonus   13. I'm Tired Trucking My Blues Away
2. Cna   14. Deep South
3. Lose Your Mann   15. Beauty Parlor
4. All I've Got's Gone   16. Until My Love Come Down
5. A Ramblin' Mind   17. Katy Fly
6. Now I Stay Away   18. Big Boat
7. My Little Cornelius   19. Only Boy Child
8. Decoration Blues   20. Lonesome Man
9. You Can Lead Me   21. Mean Actin' Mama
10. Moonshine   22. Stuff Stomp
11. Miss Louisa Blues   23. J.L. Dairy Blues
12. Sunny Land   24. Rachel Blues
  25. Lake Michigan Blues