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MOTOR CITY BLUES -LAST COPY !!! Live at Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Fest 73, prod. by John Sinclair- COMPLP

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    Great warehouse find of title previous thought to be out of print, a few copies left. Recorded live at the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival in 1973, produced by John Sinclair. Features performances by Bobo Jenkins, Baby Boy Warren, Dr. Ross, One String Sam, Eddie Burns, Washboard Willie, Eddie Kirkland, Boogie Woogie Red, and others. "Motor City Blues is that rare historically important recording that also stands on its own as thoroughly enjoyable music." - Living Blues

    When one thinks of Detroit, the kind of musical styles that immediately come to mind are the soulful sounds of Motown and primal hard rock like the Stooges, the MC5, and Ted Nugent. While most blues artists are forever associated with the South, Detroit has always been a supporter of blues and roots music. On September 8, 1973, the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival took place at the Otis Spann Memorial Field, and the 1998 release Motor City Blues compiles the day's highlights. Over 73 minutes in length, the disc is jam-packed with great performances, featuring many obscure artists who prove to be just as talented as the renowned blues giants (Muddy Waters, Albert King, etc.). Some of the artists stray from the standard blues format and incorporate funky rock sounds into their blues, such as Eddie Kirkland's hyper-jamfest "Mojo in Her Backbone" and Little Junior's "I Got My Eyes on You," while the rest of the featured performances are more straight-ahead blues. Other highlights include "24 Years" (Bobo Jenkins), "I Call It Love" (Eddie Burns), "Chicago Breakdown" (Dr. Ross), and "Please Mr. Foreman" (Joe L.), among many others. A truly great blues collection.   Greg Prato




    A1                   –Bobo Jenkins                   24 Years                   1:58

    A2                   –Baby Boy Warren                   Too Many Drivers                   3:59

    A3                   –Dr. Ross*                   Boogie Disease                   1:52

    A4                   –One String Sam                   I Need $ 100                   2:33

    A5                   –Eddie Burns                   I Call It Love                   3:36

    A6                   –Little Junior                   I Got My Eyes On You                   3:32

    B1                   –Washboard Willie                   Do You Wanna Jump                   3:31

    B2                   –Eddie Kirkland                   I Got The Blues                   3:40

    B3                   –Boogie Woogie Red                   The Viper Song                   2:04

    B4                   –Mr. Bo                   Don't Want No Woman                   2:51

    B5                   –Johnny Mae Matthews*                   Send You Back To Georgia                   3:17

    B6                   –Joe L.                   Please Mr. Foreman                   3:36

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