Johnny B. Moore – Live At Blue Chicago
Delmark DE 688 (1996)
with Karen Carroll, Willie Kent, and Melvina Allen
Johnny B. Moore is steeped in the full and rich legacy of a delta bluesman; the biting aggression of Muddy Waters, the powerful attacks reminiscent of Howlin’ Wolf, slide guitar techniques such as he had-edged whine of Elmore James, and the careful melodic drone of Robert Nighthawk are all embedded into Johnny B.’s style. It is a rare moment when an actual Chicago blues club performance is captured on tape, and Johnny B.’s Live At Blue Chicago will rank among the very best of them.