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Etta James Broke Down the Barriers and Won.

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Friday Feeling ~ Sittin’ And Cryin’ The Blues ~ Willie Dixon

Written by Willie Dixon
Released off his first album, “Willie’s Blues” in 1959.

Label; Prestige Bluesville : BVLP-1003

Willie Dixon – double bass, vocals
Memphis Slim – piano
Gus Johnson – drums
Wally Richardson – guitar
Harold Ashby – tenor saxophone

From the man who gave us “Little Red Rooster”, “Hoochie Coochie Man”, “Evil”, “Spoonful”, “Back Door Man”, “I Just Want to Make Love to You”, “I Ain’t Superstitious”, “My Babe”, “Wang Dang Doodle”, and “Bring It On Home”.

And this was just a mere taste of this Chicago Blues Founder.

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Sunday “Summertime” ~ Billy Stewart

Written by George Gershwin – Music
DuBose Heyward – Lyrics

There was no other like Billy Stewart. This man blew this 1935 written song completely apart with his rendition in 1966. Talk about explosive, man a total understatement.

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Sunday Soul ~ Little Walter ~ Blue Midnight

This Version was Recorded in 1952 from his third session on Chess Records.

There are harp players and then there are HARP PLAYERS. You are listening to the Grand Master. And they didn’t get any better.

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