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“I’m Ready”: This is an iconic Chicago blues from 1954 written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Muddy Waters. Here, Carlos del Junco joins me on harmonica.

 

“Little Red Rooster”: This is another iconic Chicago blues from 1961 also written by Willie Dixon, this time for Howlin’ Wolf. The Rolling Stones covered this in 1964 and, to this day, it remains the only blues song to ever top the British pop charts.

 

“I Just Want To Make Love To You”: A unique interpretation of this Chicago blues standard written for Muddy Waters by Willie Dixon in the ’50s.

 

“You Gotta Move”: An aching delta gospel blues written by Mississippi Fred McDowell, an early slide guitarist.

 

“Prodigal Son”: An uptempo gospel blues retelling the immortalized First Testament tale.

 

“Lucky Seven”: This is an Easto/Henderson composition- a blues about not being too lucky, in spite of the engaging lyrics about all things “7”. I’m joined by Rich Greenspoon on drums and Bruce Griffin on bass.

 

“Seventh Day”: A post-apocalyptical Easto/Henderson composition. With Carlos del Junco on harmonica and Suzie Vinnick on backing vocals.

 

“8 Cylinder Blues”: Another Easto/Henderson composition in the Chicago blues style with double entendre lyrics. Just how big is YOUR engine? With Rich Greenspoon on drums and Bruce Griffin on bass.

 

recording credits- engineering and mixing- Rich Greenspoon

 

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