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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Harmonica Williams - With Little Freddie


In 1970, Little Freddie King collaborated  with Harmonica Williams to create “Harmonica Williams and Little Freddie King,” which is believed to be the first electric Blues album recorded in New Orleans.
This recorded on which one can hear the influences of his cousin, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Texas-born Chicago electric blues giant Freddie King. (Chase the blues blog).

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9 comments:

Marineband said...

Man, this place is amazing!Thank you again and again!

Gerard Herzhaft said...

This LP was the second (and the last I guess) from the short-lived Ahura Mazda label from New Orleans (The first was a Robert Pete Williams LP which has been reissued on Fat Possom). This LP features the John "Harmonica" Williams (1921-2011) band, a down-home blues band that played here and there around New Orleans. Singer and harp player Williams hailed from Mississippi and came back in his home state in 1989. His fellow Mississippian guitarist is Little Freddie King who is featured on two instrumentals there. There is also a vocal by Newton Greer (Born dead is JB Lenoir's uncredited compo). Greer was the owner of a New Orleans blues club, The Crystal where Williams was sometimes featured. Greer used to sing with the bands one or two songs. I feel this very LP sold very poorly despite the fact that Born dead (correctly retitled Born in Mississippi) bw Hi-Way 82 were issued under the name of Newton Greer with Williams Blues Band on a Rew (a Greenville label) 45

Xyros said...

Musn't forget the Scott Dunbar LP which I think I posted earlier. The Harmonica Williams LP is the only Ahura Mazda release not yet re-released on Fat Possum.

Gerard Herzhaft said...

Yes sorry... You're right, Xyros: the Scott Dunbar was maybe the first Ahura Mazda LP of the three. The labels' owners said at that time that they had recorded several other acts for forthcoming releases... I wonder where those tapes (if they do exist) could lay in whatever vaults today?

marc(fr) said...

Thanks for this fine Lp Xyros , the sound is great ( maybe a little more surface noise when there's no music than before , but it sounds very "natural" to me : THANKS !!

Alan Balfour said...

Ahura Mazda discography courtesy of Stefan Wirz

http://www.wirz.de/music/ahurafrm.htm

Anonymous said...

IIRC there was also a Robert Pete Williams 45 issued and they also used to sell a promotional T-shirt showing a hand with an extended middle digit. Emblazoned on it were the words-Bogulusa Salute!

DrHepcat

imnokid said...

this is a great album.
thanx!

LakerCrazy said...

Thanks for sharing this gem. I love that warm vinyl sound. Your hard work in ripping this release is appreciated.