JIMMY JOHNSON IS THE GUEST ARTIST FOR JOSE RAMIREZ UPCOMING DELMARK ALBUM.After his historical Chicago recording sessions with the Delmark All Stars, playing at Rosa’s with Mike Wheeler Band, Jose Ramirez ans his triumphal European tour, is the time to announce that 93-year-old Chicagoi blues master Jimmy Johnson is a guest artist on Jose Ramirez new album.
For this original tune by Jose Ramirez, Jimmy Johnson sat with Jose Ramirez and the Delmark All Stars: Bob Stroger on bass, Willie “The Touch” Hayes on drums, Roosevelt Purifoy Jr. playing on the historical 1956 Hammond B3 organ that was before at Chess Records.
The song is called “Major League Blues”, it is a tribute to the great historical bluesmen and Jose mentions Jimmy Johnson in the lyrics. It is impossible not to get emotional when you listen to the 93-year-old master and the 34 year old rising star born in Costa Rica trading electrifying guitar lines with each other.
The release of this album will happen in the Spring of 2022.In this photo by Peter Hurley: Jimmy Johnson, Jose Ramirez, Bob Stroger, a stelar line up at Delmark Records Riverside Studio. The sessions were produced by Elbio Barilari and the sound engineer was Delmark’s President Julia Miller.