Byther Smith – Hold That Train
Delmark DE 774 (1980)
A mainstay on the Chicago blues scene since the ’60s, “Byther Smith has earned a reputation as one of the most intense performers and songwriters in the blues.” – Living Blues
When you see Smitty live you know you are in the presence of somebody special. His strong, passionate voice and stinging guitar deliver the messages from this genuine bluesman. Recorded in 1981, Hold That Train was partially issued on the Grits label as Tell Me How You Like It. This new expanded version contains many unissued songs–a full hour of raw Chicago blues played by a working band. Also available by Byther Smith are Mississippi Kid (Delmark 691) and All Night Long (Delmark 708).