- Released: November 1, 1993
- Label: Delmark
Dirty Linen - p.73
"[T]hese 10-tracks prove Vinson...is one of the greatest blues shouters around..."
Living Blues - p.63
"McShann, with his roots in earlier stride styles, was a sublime melodicist even at his bluesiest, and his contributions here are masterful."
- 1.Somebody Sure Has Got To Go
- 2.Old Kidney Stew Is Fine
- 3.Juice Head Baby
- 4.Wait A Minute Baby
- 5.I'm In An Awful Mood
- 6.Just A Dream
- 7.Things Ain't What They Used To Be
- 8.Old Maid Boogie
- 9.Wee Baby Blues
- 10.Please Send Me Somebody To Love
Personnel includes: Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (vocals, alto saxophone); Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone); Al Grey (trombone); Jay McShann (piano); Wild Bill Davis (organ); T-Bone Walker (guitar); Milt Hinton (bass); J.C. Heard (drums).
Personnel: Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (vocals, alto saxophone); Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson; Roland Lobligeois (bass instrument); T-Bone Walker (guitar); Hal Singer (tenor saxophone); Jay McShann (piano); Paul Gunther (drums).
Liner Note Author: Bob Porter.
Recording information: Studio Pathe Marconi, Paris, France (03/28/1969).
Photographer: Greg Roberts.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Hal Singer; T-Bone Walker; Jay McShann.
Although its programming has been juggled a bit, and the CD has been given liner notes, this Delmark release is a straight reissue of the original LP. Clocking in at around 38 minutes, the relatively brief set is the only recording that exists of Vinson, pianist Jay McShann, and guitarist T-Bone Walker playing together; the sextet is rounded out by the fine tenor Hal Singer, bassist Jackie Sampson, and drummer Paul Gunther. Vinson, whether singing "Plese Send Me Somebody to Love," "Just a Dream," and "Juice Head Baby" or taking boppish alto solos, is the main star throughout this album (originally on Black & Blue), a date that helped launch Vinson's commercial comeback. ~ Scott Yanow