Magic Sam - The Essential Magic Sam : The Cobra and Chief Recordings 1957-1961 CD (Mega Blowout Sale)

SKU 17-Fuel 2000 030206110425
“Because he died young thanks to a life of hard and fast living, Magic Sam is sometimes forgotten when compared to his contemporaries Otis Rush and Buddy Guy, with whom he put a little high octane into Chicago's West Side blues scene of the late 1950s. Sometimes, but not all the time. In due course, his "West Side Soul" album would be seen as the landmark set it is, but the remastering and reissue here of his Cobra recordings from 1957 through 1961 lets you hear that, unlike the inconsistent Rush, Magic Sam started at a strikingly high level and built from there (Rush, by contrast, has rarely equalled the soulful fire of his Cobra sides).
This set gives a vivid idea of just where Magic Sam earned his reputation in the first place, and he gets some stellar support from the likes of such Chicago session stalwarts as pianists Little Brother Montgomery and Otis Spann, bassist/producer Willie Dixon, drummers Odie Payne and S.P. Leary, future soul legend Syl Johnson on guitar and bass, and harmonica player/vocalist Shakey Jake, among others.
Here's where the case for Magic Sam as one of the best of the second-generation Chicago blues guitarists begins.”
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