Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller) Down and Out Blues Vinyl
Oh no! The item you are looking at is out of stock online.
Enter your email address and we’ll notify you if the item comes back in stock in the next 30 days.
Please select a specific item above, including all attributes such as size and colour.
The service is currently unavailable. Please try back again later.
|Where can you get it?||When can you get it?||How much does it cost?|
from your location
|How can you get it?||When can you get it?||How much does it cost?|
|Where can you get it?||Is it available?||What is the price in-store?|
| || |
Description & Features+
Originally issued on the Chess Records' Checker imprint, Down and Out Blues was the first long-player ever issued on Sonny Boy Williamson; and indeed, it was the only album of his work that Williamson ever saw issued in his lifetime. As with most Chess Records albums of the 1950s and early '60s, it was really more a collection of singles, B-sides, and related sessions than a unified body of work, but it does provide a good cross-section of his work over the years preceding its release. Leading off with his biggest hit, "Don't Start Me Talkin'" -- which had Muddy Waters' band (featuring Jimmy Rogers on guitar) backing him -- most of the rest of the record came from subsequent sessions. And the deference is notable, Luther Tucker and Robert Jr. Lockwood's guitars providing a much more subtle and restrained background for Williamson's voice and harp. This is where his playing truly takes off, in soaring flights on numbers such as "All My Love in Vain" and "Fattening Frogs for Snakes," and his singing moves into compelling corners of expressiveness on songs such as "The Key (To Your Door)." A lot of this record consists of some of the most popular numbers in Williamson's output, including "Your Funeral and My Trial" and "99," and virtually all of it has been extensively recompiled in the decades since his death -- but in its time, this was an extremely generous showcase for his best-known work. ~ Bruce Eder
If you buy something online but it's not everything you dreamed it to be, no worries! We're here for you.
You can return this item within 90 days from the day you receive your online order.
There are two easy ways to return this item:
- Return this item to a Walmart store
- Return this item by mail
From the Manufacturer +
Q & A+