Jimmy Burns – Live At B.L.U.E.S.
Delmark DE 789 (2007)
Compact Disc – Also available on DVD!
Born in Dublin, Mississippi in 1943, Jimmy Burns derived his earliest inspiration from the records of Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and others. After Jimmy moved to Chicago in the mid-’50s, he discovered a scene that was perfect for the meld of traditional blues, churchy emotionalism, and forward-looking pop/R&B sophistication that by then comprised his musical aesthetic. Live at B.L.U.E.S. captures perfectly the indelible combination of ebullient good spirits, warmhearted intimacy, and sharp-witted intelligence that characterizes Jimmy Burns, as both a musician and a man.
Also available: Leaving Here Walking (Delmark 694), Night Time Again (Delmark 730) and Back To The Delta (Delmark 770).