CHICAGO/ THE BLUES YESTERDAY Volume 11
Enfin, terminons cette anthologie avec - sauf erreur - l'unique 45t de L.C. Roby (Lee Charles Holland), le fils de William Holland (The Highway Man, lui aussi un imitateur de Howlin' Wolf). Dans ces titres de 1979, Roby apparaît comme un excellent guitariste et chanteur fort influence par Albert King.
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We have already featured Little Wolf and the records he made for Willie Dixon (see Chicago/ The Blues Yesterday Vol. 2). Born Jesse Sanders on June, 26th 1930 in Florence, Ms, our man has made a career as a Chicago police officer for 47 years while singing the blues in the Windy City clubs. Married to Howlin' Wolf's niece Diane, Jesse brought the attention of Willie Dixon who recorded him on an excellent aforementioned album. After his retirement from the Chicago Police Department, Jesse Sanders relocated in Memphis where he made some public appearances. He met again his old friend Bobby Rush and while Bobby bought to him a Greyhound bus Jesse had reshaped himself, he decided to record Sanders (this time as Little Howlin' Wolf) for his short lived JayLo label. The album is so rare that it was long thought it was never issued. Thanks to the detective talents of our friend Pierre Monnery, we have been able to get a copy of it and the entire session is on this post. But mind you: extremely rare doesn't mean extremely successful! Although there are good moments, we are here quite far from the sessions Little Wolf made for Dixon in Chicago!
To round off this new volume, we have included the only but excellent 45 made by L.C. Roby (Lee Charles Holland, son of William Holland, himself a Howlin' Wolf impersonator!) in 1979. Roby was, at that time, leading a very good Chicago outfit that backed many bluesmen in the clubs and the studios. On his own record, L.C. demonstrates his skills as a singer and as a guitarist, strongly influenced by Albert King.
As usual, all feedback from you, blues lovers, is welcome.
CHICAGO/ The Blues Yesterday
Bobby Rush (Emmett Ellis Jr), vcl/g; band. Chicago, Ill. 1964
Let me love you
Bobby Rush, vcl/g; band. Chicago, Ill. 1966
You're the one for me
Done got over
Bobby Rush, vcl/g; Monk Higgins, pno; Wayne Bennett, g; Luther Johnson, g; horns; Cornelius Boyson, bs; dms. Chicago, Ill. 1967
02. Much too much
03. Sock boogaloo
Bobby Rush, vcl/g; band. Chicago, Ill. 29 janvier 1968
04. Gotta have money
05. Camel walk
Bobby Rush, vcl/g; Sonny Thompson, pno; band. Chicago, Ill. 1969
06. Wake up
07. Just be yourself
08. Let it all hang out
The things that I used to do (see my YouTube Channel for this title)
Bobby Rush, vcl/g; band. chicago, Ill. 1971
09. Chicken heads
10. Mary Jane
Bobby Rush, vcl/g; band. Chicago, Ill. 1972
11. Bowlegged woman knock kneed man I & II
Bobby Rush, vcl/g; band. Chicago, Ill. 1974
12. Get out of here
Little Wolf (Jessie Sanders), vcl/g; Bobby Rush, hca/g/bs; Micky Rogers, g; Mike Rushell, g; Dell Marris, og; John Alford, kbds; Jackson State Horn sectuon, horns; Willie James Hatten, bs; Forest Gordon, dms. Jackson, Ms. prob. 1992
13. Cryin' for my baby
14. Shake it baby
15. I ain't doing too bad
16. Ain't no time for fussing
17. Somebody walking in my home
18. Highway 49
19. Out in Virginia
20. Smokestack lightnin'
21. Help me baby
22. New Orleans blues
L.C. Roby (Lee Charles Holland), vcl/g; Eddie Shaw, t-sax; t-sax; Detroit Jr, og; Marylin Love, bs; Ben Sanders, dms. Chicago, Ill. septembre 1979
23. Ain't gonna tell nobody
24. Feel like a King