Junior Wells You're Tuff Enough on LP
Junior Wells created some of the toughest blues ever to come out of Chicago. Though a small man physically, his music was bold, cocky and aggressive, just like his personality. Junior's style was cleaner and less distorted than other Chicago harmonica players, reflecting the early influence of both John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson and Rice "Sonny Boy II" Miller. Beginning in the '60s, Junior developed a distinctive percussive, staccato style that brought a contemporary, funky feeling to his playing. His harmonica echoed his vocals, bringing together the Delta style of Muddy Waters with the syncopated phrasing and attack of James Brown. Cleopatra Records is pleased to reissue Wells' 1968 Blue Rock label album You're Tuff Enough which finds the blues legend experimenting with a funky, James Brown-inspired sound with winning results. Includes the Top 40 R&B singles chart title cut.