Robert Jr. Lockwood – Steady Rollin’ Man
Delmark DD 630 (1993)
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!