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
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