J.B. Hutto – Stompin’ At Mother Blues
Delmark DE 778 (1966/1972)
Master of the slide guitar J.B. Hutto is presented here in recordings from a 1966 session and the 1972 session from which his 2nd Delmark album, Slidewinder (Delmark 636) originated. The ’66 session was recorded at Mother Blues, a defunct blues club in Chicago’s Old Town section at 1305 N. Wells, though not in front of a live audience. Only one of the twelve songs has ever been issued. “Hip Shakin'” appeared on Hawk Squat (Delmark 617). Now all twelve songs appear together. J.B. is accompanied by Herman Hassell, 2nd guitar & Frank Kirkland, drums. Also present are three previously unissued songs and two alternate takes from the ’72 session with Lee Jackson, 2nd guitar, Elbert Buckner, bass and Bombay Carter, drums. A full hour of stinging Chicago blues!