Friday, April 29, 2016
Eddie "Guitar" Burns - Treat Me Like I Treat You
Later, Burns made a fine album for Blue Suit Records, Detroit, that showed his versatility on two instruments to good advantage. Incidentally, blues talent runs in the Burns family: brother Jimmy is a blues-soul performer based in Chicago, with his own impressive discography stretching back to the '60s.
With everything dubbed from vinyl onto vinyl, the sound quality on this LP won't be top-notch--but as it contains Burns's rough-edged 1948-1965 Detroit blues and boogies, it's the best cross-section of his early work compiled thus far. The guitarist/harpist's first few singles were marvelously raw affairs -- "Treat Me like I Treat You" and "Biscuit Baking Mama" drip Hastings Street ambience -- while Burns's 1961 sides for Harvey Fuqua's Harvey logo -- "Messin' with My Bread," "Orange Driver" -- are driving R&B.
Filling a re-post request