Lurrie Bell – Blues In My Soul
Delmark DE 829
Compact Disc (2013)
One of the greatest living Chicago blues guitarists, Lurrie Bell’s last two CDs have been about stretching him (successfully) to showcase the breadth as well as the magnitude of his art. However for this project he just wanted to get back to the solid foundation of Chicago-styled traditional guitar blues, done with his rare blend of reverence, involvement and individuality and framed largely by his working band. features three Lurrie Bell originals plus covers of songs recorded by Little Walter, T-Bone Walker, Jimmy Rogers, Otis Spann, Junior Wells, Big Bill Broonzy and others.
Lurrie Bell, vocals, guitar; Roosevelt Purifoy, piano, organ; Melvin Smith, bass; Willie “The Touch” Hayes, drums; and on six songs – Matthew Skoller, harmonica. Produced by Dick Shurman.