Dave Specter & Barkin’ Bill Smith – Bluebird Blues featuring Ronnie Earl (1991) Lossless

Artist: Dave Specter & Barkin’ Bill Smith
Title: Bluebird Blues featuring Ronnie Earl
Year Of Release: 1991
Label: Delmark
Genre: Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues
Quality: Flac (tracks, Log, .cue)
Total Time: 48:19
Total Size: 284 Mb (covers)

01. Things I’d Do For You (3:41)
02. Tell Me What’s The Reason (4:47)
03. Bluebird Blues (5:46)
04. Wind Chill (5:26)
05. Get Me While I’m Free (4:23)
06. Buzz Me (4:31)
07. Lie To Me (5:11)
08. Railroad Station Blues (7:13)
09. Our Course Is Run (4:02)
10. Take A Little Walk With Me (3:16)
Ronnie Earl – Guitar (right channel)
Dave Specter – Guitar (left channel)
Barkin’ Bill – Vocals
Bob Stroger – Bass (Electric)
Mike McCurdy – Bass, Bass (Acoustic)
Jon Hiller – Drums
Ken Saydak – Organ, Piano
Deitra Farr (special guest) – Vocals on #9
Red Groetzinger – Sax (Baritone)
Dez Desormeaux – Sax (Tenor)

There wasn’t any musical generation gap between young Chicago guitarist Specter and his much older front man Barkin’ Bill Smith. Specter’s love for the electrified 1950s styles of Magic Sam, T-Bone Walker, and B.B. King blended well with Smith’s deep, almost crooning baritone pipes on what was the debut album for both men. Lots of breezy swing informs the retro-styled set. ~Review by Bill Dahl




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