Nothing But The Blues XXXIII
John's first recordings date from 1938. Strangely enough he recorded this for the Vocalion label, while at that time he was the hous pianist for the Bluebird label. Here he backed legends like Lonnie Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson and Big Bill Broonzy. Although John traveled all over the world, Chicago always stayed his 'hometown'. Here he kept on backing famous Blues artists until his death in 1985.
John made dozens of records and backed other musicians on hundreds! of Blues albums.
For the track list I owe you an apology (again). I've been boosting that none of the recordings of this great series are any younger than 1948. Well, here we have the exception. In my defense I would like to emphasize that the box of the series claims this as well.
Anyway, all the tracks on this disc date from one live performance in Hamburg (Germany) on April 16, 1973.
The password = "scrooge".