His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection) by Sonny Boy Williamson

His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection) by Sonny Boy Williamson
His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection) by Sonny Boy Williamson His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection) by Sonny Boy Williamson His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection) by Sonny Boy Williamson His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection) by Sonny Boy Williamson His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection) by Sonny Boy Williamson (click images to enlarge)
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Released 1997-05-20

Released by Chess

Available in Audio CD format

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Directly or indirectly, Sonny Boy (a.k.a. Rice Miller) influenced every blues harmonica player after him-Junior Parker, Little Walter and Junior Wells to name a few. But he was also a major contributor to the blues repertoire, leaving behind songs that would inspire generations of artists. This collection features 15 of his classic songs, including Don't Start Me Talkin'; Keep It to Yourself; Help Me; Bring It On Home; One Way Out; Fattening Frogs for Snakes , and more.

This is Sonny Boy Williamson II, whose 1940s Mississippi Delta radio broadcasts for King Biscuit Time made him one of the most influential of all blues musicians. A master harmonica player, he created relaxed songs, often humorous, that reminded urban listeners of their country roots. These tracks are from his years at Chess, beginning in the mid-1950s until his death in 1965. His recording bands feature Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, and Robert Lockwood Jr., among others. Perhaps his best-known track here is "Don't Start Me to Talkin' (I'll Tell You Everything I Know)," but his signature sound is evident on every high trill he played. --Robert Gordon