Sonny Boy Williamson Keep It To Ourselves on Hybrid SACD from Analogue Productions
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio!
Also Available on 200g LP
"When 'Willie' Rice Miller, aka Sonny Boy Williamson, made these intimate, casual recordings in 1963, he was already (probably) 66 years old. Most of his long career was over; only two years later he would die in his little apartment in Helena, Arkansas. He was recognized as a giant throughout the blues world as a harmonica player, vocalist, songwriter, prolific recording artist, live performer and wildly colorful personality.
"Starting in 1951 and continuing into the '60s, Sonny Boy made some of the most influential blues records of all time; Help Me, Eyesight To the Blind, Nine Below Zero, Mighty Long Time, One Way Out, Don't Start Me Talking, Keep It To Yourself, Bring It On Home, and dozens more.
"But he had never recorded before like he did on this one night in Copenhagen: in a totally acoustic setting, sometimes with just his voice and harmonica, sometimes with only Matt "Guitar" Murphy backing him, sometimes joined by his old friend Memphis Slim on piano. Drums appear on only one song. These recordings capture a personal, improvisational side of Sonny Boy's music that has been rarely heard on record." - Alligator Records liner notes
"Miller's music was as entertaining and fun as any that emanated from Chicago during the city's blues heyday. His canon is among the most consistently high-quality of any bluesman's, and this recording is an important addition to his legacy. It's an exquisitely crafted, often hilarious peek into a side he seldom revealed. And between the astonishing demonstrations of harmonica virtuosity and the mind-boggling lyrical convolutions, the genius of Rice Miller soars at unfettered full throttle." - David Whitens, Chicago Reader
- Hybrid SACD from Analogue Productions
- Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio
- Compatible with both CD and SACD players
- Sonny Boy Williamson (vocals, harmonica)
- Matt Murphy (guitar)
- Memphis Slim (piano)
- Billie Stepney (drums)
Sonny Boy Williamson Keep It To Ourselves Track Listing:
1. The Sky Is Crying
2. Slowly Walk Closer To Me
3. Once Upon A Time
4. Don't Let Your Right Hand Know
5. Movin' Out
6. Coming Home To You Baby
7. I Can't Understand
8. Same Girl
9. Gettin' Together
10. Why Are You Crying?
11. Girl Friends
12. When the Lights Went Out