A 'crazy' collection of Blues recorded for Trumpet Records from 1951-4 by the 'messiest' shouters and players from Jackson and Houston.
2.East Of The Sun
3.Stay Out Of Automobiles
4.Love To Make Up
6.Middle Of The Night
7.Crazy 'Bout That Mess
9.I'm Not Beggin' Nobody
10.Feed My Body To The Fishes
11.21 Minutes To 9
14.Deep In Love Blues (Cryin' Won't Help You)
Full Title: Trumpet Masters, Vol. 4 - Crazy 'Bout That Mess: Blues From Jackson & Houston 1951-54.
A word of warning: these are not recordings of trumpeters. Repeat -- this is not a collection of trumpet players. Trumpet Records produced a series of recordings of blues artists, and the cover labels are more than a bit misleading. However, this collection features some fine blues, including a whopping eight tracks from the lesser-known pianist Jerry "Boogie" McCain. Though Sonny Boy Williamson is also here, the material from Willie Love and Lonnie Holmes doesn't live up to the rest. Overall, this is a six-of-one, half-dozen-of-the-other compilation that can be recommended, but only to stalwart blues fans. ~ Michael G. Nastos