To make this great disc Rounder Records went into their archives and pulled some of the best blues tracks recorded for them by the late Johnny Adams. On this disc he is produced by either Scott Billington or by Scott Billington and Mac Rebennack (AKA Dr. John). Mr Billington is widely known for his ear and his ability to put a good singer with a good song, surrounded by dynamite supporting musicians. He has Johnny surround by all-star musicians from his home town, New Orleans. A few names to entice you are Johnny Vidacovich on drums, Alvin "Red" Tyler on baritone saxophone, Mac Rebennack on piano, and Walter "Wolfman" Washington on guitar. There are too many others in this whose who of New Orleans musicians to list as these 12 songs are pulled from 7 different discs (if I can count right).
Johnny Adams was gifted with one of the smoothest voices in blues or R & B rivaling even Sam Cooke for that honor. He was nicknamed "The Brown Canary," and that nickname was as close to him as a small T shirt fits on Aaron Neville. He could go from a tender love song to as stout a soul-testifying Hallajulliah as heard in any church in the blink of an eye. He was one of the truly gifted singers to emerge from the classic era of R & B. This is an wonderful gathered edition of just the Blues as song by the late Johnny Adams.
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