||Virtuoso Guitar 1925-1934 CD (1991) |
Black Bottom McPhail discography It's for recordings like this that a lot of blues guitar fans started listening to the music in the first place. The definitive Blackwell collection to date, featuring not only his best extant solo sides, but also his work in association with Leroy Carr, Black Bottom McPhail, and Tommy Bradley. The 14 songs here all have something to offer in the playing -- and generally the singing as well -- that will give the listener pause, a run, an arpeggio, a solo passage that makes you say, "Whoa, what was that?" The sound is surprisingly good, and one only wishes there were more than 14 songs here, although it's hard to imagine anything that could follow the last track, Leroy Carr's "Barrelhouse Woman No. 2." ~ Bruce Eder
Recording information: 1925-1934.
Unknown Contributor Role: Stewart.
Personnel: Scrapper Blackwell (guitar); Black Bottom McPhail (vocals); Tommie Bradley (guitar); Leroy Carr (piano).
Liner Note Authors: Jerry Epstein; Stewart; Michael Stewart; Stephen ...