Hoodoo Man Blues has often been referred to as one of the truly classic blues albums of the 1960’s and I’d have to wholeheartedly agree, this album is superb! If you haven’t heard yet, I strongly recommend you take a listen!
Recorded in 1965, this glorious collection of electric Chicago blues features Junior Wells on vocals and harmonica, Buddy Guy on guitar, Jack Myres on bass and Billy Warren on drums, and the album is nothing short of a stunning thrill from start to finish.
Hoodoo Man Blues was produced by Bob Koester, the founder of Delmark Records, who was already a fan of Wells’ music and so he gave him the freedom to create the album as he pleased; a wise decision as the result couldn’t have been better. The innovative album became Delmark’s best seller, establishing Wells’ career receiving critical acclaim as being among the best albums Wells ever produced and even among the greatest blues albums ever made being included for preservation by the National Recording Registry.
You may recall me featuring, In The Wee Wee Hours on my blog last month, a glorious song which appears on the Hoodoo Man Blues album? Recently, I came across a live performance of the album’s fabulous title track which I couldn’t help sharing today, it really is as blissfully pleasing to watch as it is to listen too! Check it out above.