Byther Smith, the former boxer, is a scrapper, a hard worker and a musician
who now fights his fight from stage and studio, sweating out his rage as he
dances in his corner, sparring with the audience, battling with the world.
He takes his anger and muscles it into his instrument, knocking off hunks
of raw emotions in dissonant chords and in jabbed, stabbed, and lacerated
notes. He spits it into his lyrics, and shouts it in strangled, unashamed
cries and fiery exhortations. Byther worked with many of the greats including
Otis Rush, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed and, for six years, Junior
Welles. His first Delmard album, Mississippi Kid (Delmark 691), received
critical acclaim including this quote from David Whiteis of the Chicago Reader:
"'Smitty' is as powerful a blues poet as any working today." All Night Long
features thirteen new Byther Smith original compositions.
For more information, select here for the All Night Long liner notes.
1. Cried Like A Baby Child
2. I'm Your New Lover
3. Walked All Night Long
4. Hey Mr. Dee Jay
5. Look Over Your Shoulder
6. Live On This Man's Name
7. Something's Wrong With This Picture
8. What Did I Do?
9. Mother You Say You Don't Like The Black Colors
10. Daddy's Gone
11. Daddy, You Got A Son
12. Is He White Or Is He Black?
13. Thinking Real Hard