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Arbee's Blues

Arbee's Blues

Arbee’s Blues lays testament to bluesman Arbee Stidham’s triumph over a long depression, a consequence of an accident that forced him to give up the saxophone in the mid-1950s. Along his route to recovery, the musician picked up the guitar, and this album—over half an hour of plaintive Chicago blues and swinging boogie-woogie—is one result. Stidham’s deep, grizzly voice and understated guitar licks weave through Memphis Slim’s piano/organ riffs and Jump Jackson’s beats on snare. See the liner notes for more about Arbee, his blues, and the lyrics that recount them.

Track Listing

101
Good Morning Blues Arbee Stidham 1:52
102
Falling Blues Arbee Stidham 4:09
103
Blue and Low Arbee Stidham 3:01
104
Misery Blues Arbee Stidham 2:23
105
My Baby Left Me Arbee Stidham 2:26
106
In the Evening Arbee Stidham 2:58
201
Walking Blues Arbee Stidham 3:12
202
I've Got To Forget You Arbee Stidham 3:35
203
Standing on the Corner Arbee Stidham 2:10
204
Careless Love Arbee Stidham 4:20
205
Tell Me, Mama Arbee Stidham 3:42

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