Now in a gatefold jacket with faithfully reproduced Delmark True Stereo artwork!
Plated and pressed on 180-gram 2LP at Quality Record Pressings!
New additional liner notes by Jim O'Neal, co-founder of Living Blues Magazine!
"This viscerally punchy electric blues is anchored by unimprovable harp playing from Junior Wells, a young Buddy Guy by his side. From the kick of up-tempo numbers like "Snatch It Back and Hold It" to the deep, sexy, slow moan of "Early in the Morning," you just can't top this. Current audiophile bona fides are in excellent order, thanks to fine remastering by Kevin Gray and Analogue Productions for 45 RPM, LP, SACD/CD, and DSD download." — Sasha Matson, Stereophile's Records To Die For, February 2018
"...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 2LP, plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings, this now stands as the undisputed definitive version. For 2020 we've added a redesigned gatefold jacket with new artwork, plus, additional liner notes from Jim O'Neal, co-founder of Living Blues Magazine.
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
Snatch It Back and Hold It
Ships On the Ocean
Good Morning Little School Girl
In The Wee Hours of the Morning
Hay Lawdy Mama
Hooddoo Man Blues
Early in the Morning
You Don't Love Me, Baby
Chiltin Con Carne
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Da Blues Perfect posted on 08/14/2021
Reviewer: Brian VanPelt
|The records I got both looked perfect - not one flaw on either record. Very quiet pressing, and I only heard 2 pops (one light, one medium) and, other than that, a light click here and there. So there is essentially no surface noise.
I have this release from the Delmark company and it was noisy as can be, and that was when it was brand new. Additionally, that version has nowhere near the room presence of this AP release. The recording is absolutely beautiful and throughout, Junior Wells and his harmonica are dead center, Buddy Guy is on electric guitar on the right, the drummer is on the left, and back in the left is the bass player. Junior Wells sings too close to the mic but not annoyingly so. The instruments sound perfect. I can't emphasize too much the presence. Junior Wells and Buddy Guy are right in the room with you; and when everybody is jamming, it is sublime. You can hear every note that Buddy plays, if you can keep up with him.
Wow, this release
Thank You Bob Koester & ARP! posted on 08/30/2019
Reviewer: Sneaky Pete
|Every time you are in Chicago you should go by Bob Koester’s store and thank him for the Denmark catalog and what he did for us. I do it every time.
And we need to thanks Acoustic Records Pressings for this release. One of the best, certainly top five, urban Chicago Blues recordings of its era. And it sounds like I am sitting in the best blues venue in Chicago, without the bartenders and noisy crowds.
Junior is at his best, but what blows me away is the playing of Buddy Guy. None of the guitar slinger stuff of today, but straight blues.
if you own this LP/CD but haven’t heard this version. You owe it to yourself to pick it up. It is rebirth of everything great Chicago Blues!
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