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
Week Ending: Feb 17
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 30, 2019: blues with a feelin
Rainy Day Blues
4. Jun 26, 2010: blues with a feelin
Miss Ida Lee, Joe Louis And John Henry Blues, T.B. Blues, Sugar Mam Blues No. 2
2. Apr 09, 2016: blues witha feelin'
Thinking My Blues Away
5. Feb 16, 2008: blues with a feelin'
Sugar Mam Blues No. 2
3. Mar 30, 2013: blues with a feelin
Joe Louis And John Henry Blues, Little Low Woman Blues, Rainy Day Blues, The Right Kind Of Life

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. Goodbye Red   13. Good For Nothing Blues
2. The Right Kind Of Life   14. Sugar Mam Blues No. 2
3. Insurance Man Blues   15. Good Gravy
4. Rainy Day Blues   16. T.B. Blues
5. Next Door Neighbor   17. Someting Goin' On Wrong
6. Big Apple Blues   18. Good Gal Blues
7. Freight Train Blues   19. Joe Louis And John Henry Blues
8. Good Gamblin'   20. Thinking My Blues Away
9. Bad Luck Blues   21. I'm Not Pleasing You
10. My Little Baby   22. New Jail House Blues
11. Doggin' My Love Around   23. Life Time Blues
12. Little Low Woman Blues   24. Miss Ida Lee
  25. Tell Me, Baby