B I G    J A C K

J O H N S O N

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"STRIPPED

DOWN

IN MEMPHIS"

F E A T U R I N G

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WILD CHILD BUTLER

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KIM WILSON

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BIG JACK JOHNSON
WITH
KIM WILSON AND WILD CHILD BUTLER

"STRIPPED DOWN IN MEMPHIS"

MC RECORDS - MC-0090

RELEASE DATE : MAY 20, 2022

(USA)

Musicians:

Big Jack Johnson - guitars,mandolin, vocals
Kim Wilson - harmonica (Tracks 1,3,5,6,9)
Wild Child Butler - harmonica, vocals (Tracks 2,4,7,8)

 

Tracklist:
01 Baby What You Want Me to Do 03:21
02 Run Blues Run 05:33
03 The Hucklebuck 02:50
04 Aching All Over 06:46
05 Part Time Love 04:31
06 Alcohol 03:50
07 See Me Coming 03:52
08 Going to Norway 04:36
09 The Hully Gully Twist 05:52

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B . J . J .   P R E V I O U S   A L B U M S 

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1987

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1989

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1996

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1997

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1997

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1998

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2000

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2002

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2008

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2009

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2010

THE JELLY ROLL KINGS

Big Jack Johnson - guitar, vocals
Frank Frost - harmonica
Sam Carr - drums

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1979

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1997

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TRUCK DRIVER BLUES

Big Jack Johnson (1940-2011) was not a big-stage bluesman, he didn't like to tour festivals and get away from Clarksdale. He was a juke joint guitarist, he felt in his place making those who came to the club dance on Saturday nights, drinking and playing for his people. His music was the blues played at sunset, to finish off the last glass, to wait for the first crow of the rooster. From the mid-sixties Big Jack Johnson played with some regularity alongside Frank Frost and Sam Carr, two other great Delta dust-raisers, until 1979 the newly founded Earwig Music released their first album "Rockin' The Juke Joint" as The Jelly Roll Kings, being the first production for both and a reference album for the electric Delta blues. In 1996 Fat Possum released the band's second and last album. Without leaving his job as a truck driver, he never stopped performing close to home and in 1987 he recorded his first solo album for Earwig Music "The Oil Man" already with his band The Oliers. Between 1996 and 2002 Johnson released four albums for the New York's MC Records, from the recording sessions of the last one, "The Barbecue Sessions" with Kim Wilson, Pinetop Perkins and owner of the label Mark Carpentieri on drums, are recovered the songs of the album in which Kim Wilson appears on harmonica. The cuts with Wild Child Butler on the Harmonica are recovered from the sessions that Butler and Johnson recorded together in Memphis in 1998. Mark Carpentieri continues to offer us his releases with the calm and delicacy of good wine and, once again, this " Stripped Down In Memphis" must be savored like an old, vintage bouquet at room temperature. A true marvel, yes sir.

05/26/2022