Studebaker John has always had one foot in the blues and one foot in rock & roll, but always liked the RAW less-is-more sound, that he first heard on Chicago's Maxwell St. Artists that recorded blues and R&B songs like Elvis, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed, Freddy King, Slim Harpo all had hit records played on the AM radio Top 100. Then Bob Dylan shook things up with his going electric at the Newport Folk Festival (using the Butterfield Blues Band as his back up). Then came the English bands and some of them were very good, still a RAW sound, even louder and faster than before. But enough of history. This album is one for the people,14 all new original songs called Old School Rockin'. Also available: Studebaker John, Maxwell Street Kings (Delmark 810).
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