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Monday, August 20, 2012

Earl Hooker & Jody Williams - The Leading Brand

This LP came out in 1977 and contains 16 cuts from Hooker and Williams that were recorded in the late 50s and early 60s. Even though he had to share it with the more-famous Hooker, and he only got 6 tracks, it was Jody Williams's first album. In 1954 Williams was the band leader for Howlin' Wolf and a session man at Chess. Williams played on a number of Chess sessions with Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Bo Diddley and Billy Boy Arnold. After getting a couple of bad deals, Williams stopped recording, and some thought he might never record again. He was coaxed out of retirement in the 90s. Side One: (all Hooker on guitar) 1. How Long Can This Go On? 2. Cotton Pickin' Blues, 3. Bright Sounds, 4. Oh Mama, 5. Off the Hook, 6. You Better Be Sure, 7. Nothing Personal, 8. This Little Voice. Side Two: (cuts 1 and 2: Hooker; cuts 3-8 Williams) 1. The Leading Brand, 2. Nothing But Good, 3. Looking for My Baby, 4. Lonely Without You, 5. Moaning for Molasses, 6. Hide Out, 7. You May, 8. Lucky Lou
Thanks to Amazon for the review.

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1 comment:

john said...

had this on vinyl at one time, it was Mr. Hooker one of my favorite guitarists. Never thought I would hear it again. Thanks so much.