get on down
Super Blues (LP)

Super Blues (LP)

Various Artists
In 1968, Chess Records lesser known subsidiary Checker Records engaged in an interesting experiment. Perhaps inspired by similar blues supergroups such as Cream and Steampacket, or 1964s Two Great Guitars, which paired Bo Diddley recording alongside Chuck Berry, Checker brought together some of the best artists in their roster - Diddley, Muddy Waters, and Little Walter - to combine their talents into an album of hard-hitting, soulful Chicago Blues. The three bluesmen were brought together by legendary R&B producer Ralph Bass to record Super Blues, an informal jam session which featured a backing band of blues greats such as Buddy Guy on guitar, and Otis Spann on piano.

Critics remain divided over the merits of Super Blues as an album, but most agree it occupies a remarkable place in history both as an experiment and as a shape of things to come. Recorded at a time when electric blues influence on the mainstream was at its height, shades of Waters & Bos future proto-funk experimentation can be heard throughout Super Blues rough-at-the-seams, yet still loose and relaxed tracks. The main players sound as strong as ever, as impromptu vocals and humorous asides are tossed into off-kilter re-workings of classic tracks like Diddleys Im A Man, Waters I Just Want To Make Love To You, and Walters My Babe. A truly unique release to come from the ranks of Chess, Super Blues is a rare glimpse at three blues powerhouses from within the studio itself.
  • $19.98



  • Super Blues (LP)
  • Super Blues (LP)

Recommendations

Invisibl Skratch Piklz
13th Floor (2xLP)
Regular price $24.98
Cypress Hill
25th Anniversary Smokey Swirl Vinyl (LP)
Regular price $24.91
Souls of Mischief
93 til Infinity (2xLP)
Regular price $19.93
Czarface
A Fistful of Peril (LP)
Regular price $24.98
Leader of the New School
A Future Without A Past (2xLP)
Regular price $19.91
Terms of Use Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2018