Hannes Folterbauer; Hubert Sumlin; John Primer; Billy Branch
Number of Discs
55m : 22s
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Hubert Sumlin (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar); Billy Branch (vocals, harp, harmonica); John Primer (guitar, acoustic guitar); Luther "Slim" Adams, Johnny B. Moore, Carl Weathersby (guitar).
Audio Mixers: Alex Munkas; Paul Smith .
Liner Note Author: Larry Hoffman .
Recording information: ACME Recording, Chicago, IL (10/08/1990-10/07/1992).
Photographers: Dr. Herbert Pessiak; James Fraher; Hannes Folterbauer.
This disc is a fine portrait of Chicago blues -- past and present. Award-winning harpist Billy Branch and legendary giant of the famed Howlin' Wolf Band, Hubert Sumlin, here join hands with some of the finest contemporary musicians in the Windy City -- among them: Willie Kent, John Primer, Johnny B. Moore, and Carl Weathersby. Sumlin offers two superb band tracks as well as five acoustic duets with guitarist John Primer. In addition, there are four Billy Branch numbers that recast the work of Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Reed, and Little Walter without ever becoming slavish. The dual-guitar work of Johnny B. Moore and John Primer is exceptional. ~ Larry Hoffman