Personnel includes: Billy Boy Arnold (vocals, harmonica).
GOIN' TO CHICAGO contains several previously unreleased tracks.
Personnel: Billy Boy Arnold (vocals, harmonica); Jody Williams, Johnny Turner, Mighty Joe Young (guitar); Mickey Boss (tenor saxophone); Clifton James (drums).
Liner Note Author: Frank Scott.
Recording information: Chicago, IL (06/08/1966-07/08/1967); Raven & The Rose, Sierra Madre, CA (06/08/1966-07/08/1967).
Uneven but intriguing 1966 collection, most of it previously unreleased. The first half-dozen sides are the best, full of ringing West Side-styled guitar licks by Mighty Joe Young and Jody Williams and Arnold's insinuating vocals (he rocks "Baby Jane" with a Chuck Berry-inspired fury). An odd drumless trio backs Arnold on the next seven selections, which get a little sloppy at times but retain period interest nonetheless. ~ Bill Dahl