- Released: September 18, 1993
- Label: Delmark
Living Blues - Sept.-Oct./92, p.73
"..Of the several sessions Sykes had with Delmark, only HARD DRIVING BLUES surpasses GOLD MINE...If you just want plain old Roosevelt Sykes alone at his piano, it's safe to start here.."
- 1.Big Ben
- 2.Boot That Thing
- 3.Springfield Blues
- 4.Henry Ford Blues
- 5.I'm a Dangerous Man
- 6.True Thing
- 7.You Understand
- 8.Whole Lot of Children
- 9.The Last Laugh
- 10.Gold Mine
- 11.44 Blues
- 12.Sugar Cup
GOLD MINE: LIVE IN EUROPE was originally titled IN EUROPE and released in 1966.
Personnel: Roosevelt Sykes (vocals, piano); Robert Lockwood, Jr. (guitar); Oett "Sax" Mallard (clarinet, tenor saxophone); King Kolax (trumpet); Fred Below (drums).
Liner Note Author: Robert G. Koester.
Photographers: Anton Mikofsky; Andre Souffrant; Jim Brinsfield.
Solid 1966 solo set, cut during one of the effervescent piano pounder's frequent overseas jaunt and originally issued on Delmark as In Europe. A winning combination of material ancient even back then ("44 Blues," the jaunty boogie "Boot That Thing") and fresh numbers. ~ Bill Dahl