Lurrie Bell – Blues Had A Baby
Delmark DE 736 (1999)
Regardless of how many times one hears Lurrie Bell he’ll still do something to surprise you. To say he is creative and inventive is an understatement – each time he picks up the guitar he seems to have forgotten where the limits are, what boundaries existed the last time he played, and he fearlessly sets out on a new exploration. Blues Had A Baby is as good and honest a representation as you’re likely to find of Lurrie’s talents without popping into a Chicago blues club, having your head spun around by an impromptu ‘just sitting in’ set by one of the true originals of modern Chicago blues.