Wednesday, December 09, 2009

It's the Birthday of Junior Wells

Junior Wells @Amazon.com
Junior Wells
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Today is the birthday of one of my blues musician heros, Junior Wells. According to Wikipedia;
Junior Wells (December 9, 1934 – January 15, 1998[1]), born Amos Wells Blakemore Jr., was a blues vocalist and harmonica player based in Chicago, who was famous for playing with Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones and Van Morrison.

The man is right up there with Liltle Walter in my mind. I love his song Messing with the Kid. It is one of the songs the attracted me to the blues harmonica. I also liked the style of Junior Wells and the work that he did with Buddy Guy.


Junior Wells Hoodoman Blues





Other cool videos at YouTube;

Junior Wells Mike Bloomfield - Messin With The Kid

Junior Wells - Help Me (1978)

Junior Wells - What'd I Say (1966)


Blogs that are hosting Junior Wells mp3s (get them while they are hot).

Blues Calendar Blues - Junior Wells. This is a interesting write up on Junior Wells and has four mp3s.

Reverend Frost Blog. This post has three mp3s.


the leather canary. This post has three mp3s and according to the post;

here are a few songs from a 1972 album buddy recorded with the late, great junior wells entitled buddy guy & junior wells play the blues...it was produced by eric clapton, tom dowd & ahmet ertegun, & clapton plays rhythm guitar throughout (save for a couple tracks cut with the j. geils band)...dr. john also shows up to play piano on "t-bone shuffle", but you can hardly hear him over buddy.
References;

Junior Wells @Amazon.com

Junior Wells@Wikipedia

Junior Wells@BluesHarp.ca

Junior Wells mp3 search @Elbo.ws

Junior Wells mp3 search @Hype Machine

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