Jimmy Burns – Leaving Here Walking
Delmark DE 694 (1996)
Jimmy Burns, Born in 1943 near the Delta town of Dublin, Mississippi, embodies that increasingly rare combination of blues roots deep enough to tap into ‘the real thing’, while still possessing the youth and vitality to present his music with plenty of life and real excitement. He honed his vocal skills singing with vocal groups in the ’50s, and over the years has perfected an appealingly melodic, vocal-inflected contemporary guitar style to complement the down-home picking he’d learned in his youth.
In the studio, Jimmy and his regular band played off one another with a musical empathy that comes only from countless nights of proving themselves on the bandstand. With Leaving Here Walking, Jimmy pays tribute to his earliest musical inspirations, revisits the era of classic R&B, and presents well-crafted originals covering all the facets of his long and varied life in music.