Willie Dixon With Memphis Slim – Willie’s Blues (1960) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Willie Dixon With Memphis Slim - Willie's Blues (1960) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Willie Dixon With Memphis Slim – Willie’s Blues (1960) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
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Total Size: 1.61 GB (ISO) + 7.15 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CPRJ 1003 SA | Genre: Blues

According to the original liner notes, this 1959 Willie Dixon session was cut during a two hour span in between flights. This certainly explains the relaxed, jam session feel of the recordings. Unfortunately, the songs come out sounding sluggish and stilted at times; this is partly due, no doubt, to the makeshift nature of the date, but also, more surprisingly, because of drummer Gus Johnson’s overly slick and formalized playing. On top of this, one has to contend with Dixon’s less-then-inspired vocals — it’s Dixon’s writing talents and A&R savvy in the blues world that warrant him a place in the pantheon, not his skills at the microphone. That all said, this still is an enjoyable disc to listen to, not least of all because of the quality of Dixon’s many originals and the freshness of pianist Memphis Slim’s playing. And while the vaudevillian comedy of a song like “Built for Comfort” can be traced to Dixon’s earlier pop R&B work with the Big Three Trio, rougher blues standouts like “Go Easy” and “Move Me” lead back to the Chicago blues world Dixon shared with Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. Not a first disc for curious listeners, but certainly a pleasant enough addition to the blues lover’s collection. ― Allmusic

Tracklist
01. Nervous – 03:20
02. Good Understanding – 02:18
03. That’s My Baby – 03:25
04. Slim’s Thing – 03:26
05. That’s All I Want Baby – 02:19
06. Don’t You Tell Nobody – 02:11
07. Youth To You – 03:25
08. Sittin’ And Cryin’ The Blues – 03:25
09. Built For Comfort – 02:37
10. I Got A Razor – 04:18
11. Go Easy – 05:57
12. Move Me – 03:26

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