Sunday, November 17, 2013

Easy Baby & His House Rockers - Sweet Home Chicago Blues

Born in Memphis in 1934, harpist-percussionist Alex “Easy Baby” Randle was among the myriad journeyman blues musicians who began working south- and west-side clubs during the postwar years. After being discovered in the mid-70s while leading a band at the Rat Trap on West Cermak, he recorded for Barrelhouse and appeared on several harmonica anthologies. In 2002 he launched something of a comeback with If It Ain’t One Thing, It’s AnotherIf It Ain’t One Thing, It’s Another. His huff-and-puff harpwork shows the effects of age, but his gritty vocals still register as intense.

Thanks go to Frits for all the postings this week.

1 comment:

12vjoe said...

Don't know this one - but looks tasty! Thanks!