J.T. Brown – Windy City Boogie
Delmark DE 714 (1998) – United Series
J.T. Brown also recorded during United’s first day – and his “Windy City Boogie” was credited by United proprietor Leonard Allen with “saving our first money.” J.T. is best remembered for the accompaniments he provided for Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Roosevelt Sykes, Johnny Shines, and J.B. Lenoir. Many fellow bluesmen regarded his strong, swaggering delivery and bleating tone with both admiration and a kind of friendly comic delight – J.T.’s saxophone became, in local parlance, “The Nanny Goat Horn.” This CD, made up of recordings for United, J.O.B. and Atomic-H, contains most of the material he recorded as leader.