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John Littlejohn - When Your Best Friends Turn Their Back On You (1993)

15-02-2016, 22:49
Blues | Rock

Title: When Your Best Friends Turn Their Back On You
Year Of Release: 1993
Label: JSP Records
Genre: Chicago Blues
Quality: 320 kbps
Total Time: 41:42
Total Size: 106 MB

01. The Sun Is Shining (3:54)
02. If You Don't Want Me (4:15)
03. 29 Ways (2:31)
04. Drifting (6:01)
05. Slidin' Home (3:32)
06. Feel Like Choppin' (3:43)
07. What In The World (5:14)
08. I Didn't Know Baby (3:54)
09. Johnny's Jive (3:47)
10. Keep On Running (4:46)

John Littlejohn's stunning mastery of the slide guitar somehow never launched him into the major leagues of bluesdom. Only on a handful of occasions was the Chicago veteran's vicious bottleneck attack captured effectively on wax, but anyone who experienced one of his late-night sessions as a special musical guest on the Windy City circuit will never forget the crashing passion in his delivery. Delta-bred John Funchess first heard the blues just before he reached his teens at a fish fry where a friend of his father's named Henry Martin was playing guitar. He left home in 1946, pausing in Jackson, Mississippi; Arkansas; and Rochester, New York before winding up in Gary, Indiana. In 1951, he began inching his way into the Gary blues scene, his Elmore James-influenced slide style making him a favorite around Chicago's south suburbs in addition to steel mill-fired Gary.

Littlejohn waited an unconscionably long time to wax his debut singles for Margaret (his trademark treatment of Brook Benton's "Kiddio"), T-D-S, and Weis in 1968. But before the year was out, Littlejohn had also cut his debut album, Chicago Blues Stars, for Chris Strachwitz's Arhoolie logo. It was a magnificent debut, the guitarist blasting out a savage Chicago/Delta hybrid rooted in the early '50s rather than its actual timeframe. Unfortunately, a four-song 1969 Chess date remained in the can. After that, another long dry spell preceded Littlejohn's 1985 album So-Called Friends for Rooster Blues, an ambitious but not altogether convincing collaboration between the guitarist and a humongous horn section that sometimes grew to eight pieces. The guitarist had been in poor health for some time prior to his 1994 passing. ~Biography by Bill Dahl

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Orion69   User offline   29 November 2013 13:43

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bueno   User offline   17 February 2016 14:26

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