V/A feat. R.L. Burnside – Let’s Move: A Heavy Blues Collection (CD, UK)

26 October 2012 Mojo MOJO DECEMBER 2012
01. R.L. Burnside – Goin’ Down South
02. Magic Sam Blues Band – I Feel So Good
03. Junior Kimbrough – I Gotta Try You Girl
04. Howlin’ Wolf – Shake For Me
05. Hound Dog Taylor & The House Rockers
– Give Me Back My Wig
06. Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Drudup – That’s All Right
07. Lightnin’ Hopkins – Let’s Move
08. Junior Wells’ Chicago Blues Band With Buddy Guy – Chitlin Con Carne
09. John Lee Hooker – Devil’s Jump
10. Muddy Waters – I can’t Be Satisfied
11. Bo Diddly – Watusi Bounce
12. Elmore James – Rollin’ & Tumblin’
13. Jimmy Dawkins – Triple Trebles
14. B.B. King – She’s Dynamite
15. T-Model Ford & Gravelroad
– How Many More Years
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NOTES:
The compilation Let’s Move: A Heavy Blues Collection was a covermount CD included with the December 2012 issue of Mojo Magazine (available in the UK from 26 October 2012) which featured a Goin’ Down South from the R.L. Burnside (with The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) album A Ass Pocket of Whiskey.
SONG CREDITS:
01. R.L. Burnside – Goin’ Down South
Writer: Burnside
Published: Mocking Bird Music (BMI)

Vocals/Guitar: R.L. Burnside
Guitar: Kenny Brown
Guitar/Harmonica/Vocals/Casio SK-1: Judah Bauer
Drums: Russell Simins
Guitar/Vocals/Drums/Theremin: Jon Spencer

Recorded on the afternoon of 2-6-96 at Lunati Farms in Holly Springs, MS.

Produced: Matthew Johnson
Recorded: Bruce Watson
Mixed/Sequenced at Waterworks, Tuscon, AZ by Jim Waters and Judah Bauer
Assisted by Saylor Breckenridge

02. Magic Sam Blues Band – I Feel So Good
Writer: Herman ‘Jr’ Parker
Published: Blues Man Music, BMI.
(p) & (c) Recorded October 25, 1967
Original cover photo by Jack Bradley, original cover design by Z. Jastrzebski.
Licensed courtest of Delmark Records www.delmark.com
Available on: Magic Sam Blues Band – West Side Soul (Delmark DE-615)

03. Junior Kimbrough – I Gotta Try You Girl
Writer: Junior Kimbrough
Published: Big Legal Mess
(p) & (c) 1998 Fat Possum, LLC.
Licensed courtesy of Fat Possum Records
www.fatpossum.com
Available on: God Knows I Tried (Fat Possum CD/LP/DOWNLOAD)

04. Howlin’ Wolf – Shake For Me
Writer: Dixon
Published: ArcMusic

05. Hound Dog Taylor & The House Rockers – Give Me Back My Wig
Writer: Theodore Roosevelt Taylor
Published: Taylor, Eyeball Music, BMI
(p) & (c) (ALCD4701) Licensed courtesy of Alligator Records
www.alligator.com
Available on Hound Dog Taylor And The House Rockers (Alligator)

06. Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Drudup – That’s All Right
Writer: Arthur Crudup
Published: Wabash, BMI

07. Lightnin’ Hopkins – Let’s Move
Writer: Hopkins
Published: Angel Music

08. Junior Wells’ Chicago Blues Band With Buddy Guy – Chitlin Con Carne
Writer: Kenny Burrell
Published: Sephra Music, ASCAP
(p) & (c) Recorded September 22, 1968 & cover design is Z. Jastrzebski
Licensed courtesy of Delmark Records.
www.delmark.com
Available on: Junior Wells’ Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy – Hoodoo Man Blues (Delmark DE-612)

09. John Lee Hooker – Devil’s Jump
Writer: Texas Slim
Published: Copyright Control

10. Muddy Waters – I can’t Be Satisfied
Writer: Morganfield
Published: Arc Music

11. Bo Diddly – Watusi Bounce
Writer: McDaniel
Published: Arc Music

12. Elmore James – Rollin’ & Tumblin’
Writer: Morganfield
Published: Arc Music

13. Jimmy Dawkins – Triple Trebles
Writer: Jimmy Dawkins
Published: Leric Music, BMI
(p) & (c) Recorded November 28, 1968 & cover photo by Jim Falconer
Licensed courtesy of Delmark Records
www.delmark.com
Available on: Jimmy Dawkins – Fast Fingers (Delmark DD-623)

14. B.B. King – She’s Dynamite
Writer: Riley Jr King
Published: Universal Music Publishing Group

15. T-Model Ford & Gravelroad – How Many More Years
Writer: Chester Burnett
Published: BMG Platinum Songs US, BMG, A/c Arc/Conrad Music LLC, dba Arc Music.
(p) & (c) 2011 Alive Naturalsound records.
www.alivenergy.com
Available on: Taledragger (Alive CD/LP/DOWNLOAD)

SLEEVE NOTES:
This month the conversation at Mojo HQ has revolved around Celebration Day, the exceptional film of Led Zeppelin’s triumphant show at London’s HQ Arena in December 2007. In his introduction to Trampled Underfoot, Robert Plant namechecks Robert Johnson as well as a set of musical adventures in Mississippi. It was the mention of these escapades that sent us back to listen to a bunch of blues records. We started with Johnson’s seminal King of The Delta Blues Singers, but as the month progressed, our choice of records shifted into electric blues territory as we graduated to classic recordings by Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Magic Sam, and the on to the likes of R.L. Burnside, T-Model Ford and Junior Kimbrough. Suddenly we were deep in heavy blues territory, creating a bunch of playlists packed with hard-driving, swining music. This 15-track compilation is an edited version of those playlists. It is designed to reflect the breadth and depth of the genre, but ultimately it is engineered as the soundtrack to a night of mischief.

Some of these tracks will be familiar, some won’t. Let’s Move by Lightnin’ Hopkins is a tune that Jools Holland played us a few years back when he compiled a list of his favourite boogie albums for Mojo. Somehow, it seemed to encapsulate the intention of this compilation, hence its inclusion as the title track.

“The blues tells a story. Every line of the blues has meaning,” said John Lee Hooker prior to his death in 2001. Listen up and hear what these songs ave to say…”

Phil Alexander
Editor-In-Chief, Mojo Magazine
London, England. October 2012

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BARCODE (Magazine): 9 771351 019157

MATRIX: “MOJO DECEMBER 2012 00095 52909 212 01 * 53141138”

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