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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 

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

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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.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