The week of his 106th birthday, Robert Jr. Lockwood’s first album as a leader “Steady Rollin’ Man” (1970) reached the 23rd position of the Airplay Direct radio charts. Don’t miss this historical album, now for the first time available for download and streaming in all platforms.
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This 1970 session was Robert’s first album as a leader!
Guitar, Vocals – Robert Jr. Lockwood
Bass – David Myers
Drums – Fred Below
Guitar – Louis Myers
Recorded By – Paul Serrano
Robert Jr. Lockwood’s music shows the influence of not only his stepfather, Robert Johnson but also that of jazz guitarists Charlie Christian and Eddie Durham. By the mid-50’s he found himself in the enviable position of being THE studio guitar player in Chicago. He can be heard on classic blues songs like Little Walter’s “My Babe” and “Boom, Boom, Out Go The Lights”; Sonny Boy Williamson’s “Nine Below Zero” and “Eyesight To The Blind.” He also recorded with Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Eddie Boyd, Willie Mabon, Sunnyland Slim, Roosevelt Sykes and others.This 1970 session was Robert’s first album as a leader!
THIS WEEK: While Delmark’s women of the blues albums dominate the charts, Robert Jr. Lockwood enters in the 23rd position followed by other 3 historical Delmark recordings by T-Bone Walker and Jimmy Dawkins.