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Chicago Blues

Chicago Blues

Singer-guitarist-mandolinist Johnny “Man” Young was an influential figure in the Chicago blues scene beginning in the late 1940s until his untimely death in 1974. The first half of the album includes four well-known sidemen from Muddy Waters’ band—Otis Spann on piano, James Cotton on harmonica, Jimmy Lee Morris on bass, and S.P. Leary on drums—while Young sings about how Chicago blues are not “dilapidated.” The second part of the album includes Big Walker Horn, the “blues harmonica player’s harmonica player,” and Jimmy “Fast Finger” Dawkins on guitar.

Track Listing

101
Wild, Wild Woman Johnny Young 2:40
102
Keep Your Nose Out of My Business Johnny Young 3:20
103
I'm Having A Ball Johnny Young 2:57
104
My Trainfare Out Of Town Johnny Young 2:46
105
I'm Doing All Right Johnny Young 3:34
106
Stealin' Johnny Young 2:45
107
Keep On Drinking Johnny Young 3:25
108
Hot Dog! Johnny Young 2:04
109
Come Early In The Morning Johnny Young 3:07
110
Moaning And Groaning Johnny Young 3:20
111
Cross-Cut Saw Johnny Young 2:38
112
Slam Hammer Johnny Young 1:50
113
Strange Girl Johnny Young 3:40
114
Ring Around My Heart Johnny Young 4:50
115
Sometimes I Cry Johnny Young 2:52
116
Don't You Lie To Me Johnny Young 3:44
117
On The Road Again Johnny Young 4:55
118
Walter's Boogie Johnny Young 3:42
119
Stockyard Blues Johnny Young 3:25
120
Drinking Straight Whiskey Johnny Young 3:35

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