Delmark DVD 1796 CD DE 796
Byther Smith is a fighter, a scrapper, a hard worker and a survivor. As
a child in Monticello, Mississippi he lost both his parents; his mother when
he was one year old and his father six months later. Shipped off to Arizona
as a young man, Smitty took up boxing in part to deal with the pain. "I had
69 amateur fights and I only lost one." Smitty came to Chicago in the mid-'50s
and by the early '60s was playing at Theresa's Lounge, where he backed Junior
Wells. He also worked with Big Mama Thornton, George "Harmonica" Smith and
Otis Rush. He recorded his first LP for the Grits label in 1983, two for Bullseye
in the early '90s, and this is his fourth Delmark CD - his first live album.
DVD contains one bonus track and Byther Smith commentary special feature.
Also available: Mississippi Kid (Delmark 691), All Night Long
(Delmark 708), Hold That Train (Delmark 774), Junior Wells, Live
at Theresa's 1975 (Delmark 787).
DVD: 038153179656 / CD: 038153079628
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