Big Joe Louis - Compilation

On this album you can find 5 songs from the 1996 "Big Sixteen" CD,  one song former released on a Timmion 45, and another 8 songs not yet released.


"She Was All The World To Me" is a mid-tempo rocking song, backed by a fine Chicago-Blues-style harp. Joe shows his qualities as a real blues shouter whose voice makes you listening to his stories. "Hey Hey Now Baby" is (although sung by a white) a nice R&B song, typically saxophone and a fine boogie piano in the midsection, followed by "Rock & Roll Baby", no more to say about the song itself.


Joe's voice is rough and authentic in Rock 'n' Roll, Boogie and – of course – the Blues, what he demonstrates in the next song, "What's the Matter", played solo but really powerful. "Calling Baby" is a horn-section shuffle in Big Band style, grooving fine. At this point you see by the latest that Joe doesn’t really fit in any single scheme, not even in sound. He gives some of his songs a vintage sound you can hear on recordings from 60 years ago, perfectly heard on Sonny Boy Williamson's "Baby Please Don't Go".  The organ on "Go-Go Train" is a little tribute to the typical Doors-style, Joe's voice is wailing this time. "Down Jamaica Way" is another Piemont blues telling about his place of birth. Modern Blues, partly vintage sound, played with passion - that's it what I feel on hearing this CD and I wish to play it over and over again!


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