Magic Sam - The Magic Sam Legacy

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1989 Blue & White Label Original Featuring Previously Unissued Material. LP Appears Glossy, Unplayed. “The 13 Tracks On Magic Sam Legacy Are Culled From Material Initially Discarded From His Two Delmark Studio LPs West Side Soul (1967) And Black Magic (1968). The Principal Caveat Being The John Lee Hooker Inspired "I Feel So Good" And The Spirited Instrumental "Lookin' Good," Both Of Which Date Back To 1966. The Mid-Tempo "Walkin' By Myself" And The Indispensable "Hoochie Coochie Man" Are Among The Best Of The West Side Soul Related Numbers. Shakey Jake (Harmonica) Blows Powerful Harp, Perfectly Complementing Magic Sam's (Guitar/Vocals) Nimble Fretwork. The Guitarist Provides Blistering Yet Purposeful Interjections Setting The Standard In Terms Of Emotive Westside Chicago Blues. "That Ain't It" Is An Exceedingly Soulful Selection Revealing Sam's R&B Leanings And Underrated Vocal Prowess. "I Just Want A Little Bit" Swings Just As Solidly As The Black Magic Version, With This Rendering Sporting A Slightly Looser Reading. The Ringing Tremolo Effect On "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" Makes For One Of The More Interesting Outtakes, Sporting A Few Tasty Runs From The Legendary Lafayette Leake (Piano). His Style Recalls Earlier Contributions As A Staff Musician For Chess Records, Where He Played A Significant Role On Sessions From Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon And Howlin' Wolf Among Others. The Free-Form Nature Of "Blues For Odie Payne" -- The Drummer On Over Half The Material Presented Here -- Gives Not Only Sam A Perfect Platform For His String-Bending And Fiery Fretboard Antics, But Likewise Allows Eddie Shaw (Tenor Sax) To Interpolate Some Equally Clever Melodic Support.” - Lindsay Planer, AMG.

Artist: Magic Sam Title: The Magic Sam Legacy Genre: Blues Type: Used - LP Label: Delmark Catalog ID: DS 651 Country: USA Our ID: 93148
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