Willie Buck – Willie Buck Way
Delmark DE 857
Willie Buck Way is the name of an honorary street named after Willie Buck in his hometown, Chicago AND it’s the name of his new album on Delmark Records. Accompanied by Billy Flynn, Thaddeus Krolicki, guitars; Scott Dirks, Harmonica Hinds, harmonica; Johnny Iguana, piano; Bob Stroger, bass; and Jimmi Mayes, drums; Buck delivers twelve new original songs along with five covers.
Buck’s previous Delmark album, Cell Phone Man, debuted on Living Blues Radio Chart in the #1 position in the December, 2012 issue along with an 8-page feature story and a glowing album review. “His vocals are sinewy and expressive (he demonstrates a powerful upper range that even a lot of his longtime fans will find surprising) … postwar Chicago blues have long been, and remain, a contemporary music to him, and he delivers them with both urgency and elan.”
Willie Buck Way also features notes and original artwork by Plastic Crimewave (Steve Krakow) from the Secret History of Chicago Music series.