Hoodoo Man Blues is the 1965 debut album of blues vocalist and harmonica player Junior Wells, performing with the Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band, an early collaboration with guitarist Buddy Guy. Released on LP by Delmark Records, the album has been subsequently reissued on CD and LP by Delmark and Analogue Productions
Album · 1964 · 14 Songs. Hoodoo Man Blues (Alternate Take). 14. Chitlin Con Carne (Alternate Take). 14 Songs, 45 Minutes. Released: 31 Dec 1964.
Hoodoo Man Blues is one of the truly classic blues albums of the 1960s, and one of the first to fully document, in the superior acoustics of a recording studio, the smoky ambience of a night at a West Side nightspot. Junior Wells just set up with his usual cohorts - guitarist Buddy Guy, bassist Jack Myers, and drummer Billy Warren - and proceeded to blow up a storm, bringing an immediacy to "Snatch It Back and Hold It," "You Don't Love Me, Baby," "Chitlins con Carne," and the rest of the tracks that is absolutely mesmerizing.
Songs from Hoodoo Man Blues by Buddy Guy, Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band. Free download and listen Hoodoo Man Blues. Tracks count: 24. Views: 13. Buddy Guy, Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band - In the Wee Wee Hours 03:46. Buddy Guy, Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band - Studio Chatter 6 01:00. Buddy Guy, Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band - Yonder, Wall (Alternative Take 7) 02:07.
Junior Wells, Chicago blues vocalist and harmonica player, had been around for a while before producer Bob Koester decided to record him for the Delmark label in 1965. In his sleevenotes, Koester states he had no idea that this would be the first time a working Chicago blues band was given the full run of a studio, with no time limits or singles planned. With the presence of Buddy Guy – renamed for contractual reasons as ‘Friendly Chap’ – on guitar, the session was set up to be as powerful as possible. Wells’ style is at once laidback and forceful. And the results are timeless. Regularly voted amongst the best blues album of all time by virtually everyone since its release, Hoodoo Man Blues – here with a lovely remaster, alternate takes and "studio chatter" – is a historical artefact, a listening joy and a blues tour de force. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.