Junior Wells - Hoodoo Man Blues


Label:

Analogue Productions

Genre:

Blues

Product No.:
AAPB 034-45
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45 RPM Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 2
Note: 200 Gram

45 RPM    

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$55.00

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"...this album is DYNOMITE and this pressing is sweet. A truly great album done truly well." Music = 11/11; Sound = 10/11 - Mark Schlack

One of the all-time great urban blues records and the best-seller in the famed Delmark catalog. Hoodoo Man Blues is so full of bravado and snap it'll make you feel tough just listening to it. Not all of the Delmark titles were recorded very well, but this one certainly was. And at 45 RPM, this now stands as the undisputed definitive version. Hoodoo Man Blues, which features Buddy Guy on guitar, is not only Junior Wells' first LP appearance, it's damn near the first LP by a Chicago blues band. Chess and a few other labels had reissued 45s by Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James, etc., but virtually no one had tried to capture the Chicago blues sound free of the limitations of juke box/airplay promotion. Hoodoo Man Blues went a long way in the popularization of real Chicago blues and of Junior Wells.

Originally released in 1965.

Junior Wells, harmonica, vocals
Buddy Guy, guitar
Jack Myers, bass
Billy Warren, drums



1. Snatch It Back and Hold It
2. Ships On the Ocean
3. Good Morning Little School Girl
4. Hound Dog
5. In The Wee Hours of the Morning
6. Hay Lawdy Mama
7. Hooddoo Man Blues
8. Early in the Morning
9. We're Ready
10. You Don't Love Me, Baby
11. Chiltin Con Carne
12. Yonders Wall

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

A must have for blues collections

posted on 05/17/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Pete C
For fans of Chicago/electric blues you can't get more to the base and core of this genre than the great Junior Wells, with a young Buddy Guy tastefully filling in as backup guitar. And, considering the methodology of the time this pressing seems to start with a pretty good master. With that as a base it then gets the Acoustech/Analogue Productions treatment, really bringing it to life. The resulting sound has a lot of presence to it. For blues lovers this is an archive quality issue.


Best Blues album EVER!!

posted on 06/29/2012
5 Stars
Without a doubt the best blues album ever made and this 45rpm pressing is amazing. A rare 10 out of 10 musically and sonically.


HOODOO MAN BLUES

posted on 02/04/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: Dennis North
Hoodoo Man Blues is the 1965 debut album of blues vocalist and harmonica player Junior Wells, performing with the Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band, an early collaboration with Grammy Award-winning artist Buddy Guy.

Without question, the original release in 1965 is one of the best blues LPs of all time. The quality of this 45 RPM release by Analogue Productions far surpasses the original release and any subsequent releases. On a 1-10 scale I grade the sound as 10; music as 10; vinyl quality as 10; press quality as 10; and sleeve quality as 7. The sleeve quality is the only weakness I could find! The overall quality (my opinion) is an astonishing 9.4! Yes, $50 is a lot of money for and LP, but a guarantee you won’t be disappointed.


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