Floyd McDaniel – West Side Baby [Live In Europe]


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    Floyd McDaniel – West Side Baby (w/ Dave Specter & The Bluebirds) [Live In Europe]
    Delmark DE 706 (1997)
    Compact Disc

    Recorded live on May 21, 1994 at the Breminale Blues Nights festival in Bremen, Germany, a treasure of an album from a man who spent over half a century in an urban hipster’s world of jump and jive. Floyd passed away in 1995 at the age of 80, but fortunately we have this live date to celebrate his long life in music. For Floyd that journey included playing the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair, pop success in the 1940s and ’50s with the Four Blazes, an extended run with the Ink Spots in the ’90s, and a blossoming solo career that includes his first album as a leader, Let Your Hair Down (Delmark 971). His whiskey-smooth vocals and Charlie Christian/T-Bone Walker-influenced guitar work are in fine form here. This was Floyd’s last recording, but through it his music goes on.

    Song List:
    1. St. Louis Blues
    2. West Side baby
    3. Mean Old World
    4. Route 66
    5. Evenin’
    6. Red Top
    7. Backwater Blues
    8. Everyday I Have The Blues
    9. Every Time
    10. Sweet Home Chicago
    11. Hold It

    Additional information

    Weight 4 oz
    Dimensions 6 × 5 × 0.5 in