Once again it's my aim to share my blues LP's that are hard to find, bloody expensive or a waste of time. I have the naive hope that it will get you interested enough to buy some new releases and support the blues.
Most of all, enjoy the music as long as it lasts and any help is always welcome.
Ed Michel was so impressed with results that additional sessions were
set the following week for Big Moose Walker and Andrew Odom. For the
Odom date Michel backed him with jazz veterans Panama Francis on drums
and Jimmy Bond on stand-up bass. Hooker for his part was asked to play
it straight, without slide or wah-wah. Odom is in fine form and the
chemistry between Hooker is faultless with Hooker getting plenty of room
to cut loose. The album was released as Farther On Down The Road.
Among the highlights are the moody "Stormy Monday", the bouncing "Don't
Ever Leave Me All Alone" and a crackling version of "Farther Up The
Road" (2 songs appear on Simply The Best). The record wasn't
treated well by the critics as Mike Leadbitter clearly expressed in a
1973 edition of Blues Unlimited: "What a bitter disappointment! Muffled
sound, endless boring songs and total lack of variation. What have
BluesWay done to my heroes?" The album was finally released in 1973 and
virtually sank without a trace. Despite Leadbitter's assessment this is a
worthwhile release and well worth resurrecting on CD.