Following a mid-Sixties lull he came to England to capitalize on the blues boom, resultantly recording once more through Cotillion and several other labels until his death on December 28th Lenoir — he had no forenames to substantiate those initials — follows.
The son of a Mississippi farmer, this colourful character with a penchant for zebra-striped yellow velvet jackets recorded extensively under several company logos, amongst them Chess and JOB.
A left-handed guitarist, Otis ventured further on tapes for Chess, Duke and Vanguard amongst his favours, being highly regarded by the purist blues enthusiasts. Joseph Valery, otherwise known as Little Joe Blue, was heavily influenced by acclaimed six-string exponent B. King, almost ten years his senior. A Sonny Boy Williamson original, two harp players worked under this nomenclature: No. Miller adopted the identity of his rival to gain popularity, and indeed before NO.
His first U. This excellent LP was thus ready to be presented to an eager public that autumn. Mayall and the band then undertook their first U.
It climbed to a creditable No. Matthew Greenwald, allmusic The final album of an unintentional trilogy, Crusade is most notable for the appearance of a very young, pre-Rolling Stones Mick Taylor on lead guitar.
The rest of the record, while very enjoyable, is standard blues-rock fare of the day, but somewhat behind the then-progressive flavor of Nevertheless, Crusade is important listening for Mick Taylor aficionados. Menu Home Do You Remember?
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