Evaluation: ‘Outdated Buddies’ – Kansas Metropolis Pink / David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards / Sunnyland Slim / Floyd Jones / Large Walter Horton


One of many nice issues about blues music is that I at all times uncover one thing to take heed to; I have been listening and enjoying the blues for 17 years and I nonetheless am dumbfounded by the sheer quantity of music that’s obtainable, albeit some tougher to come back by than others. 
This album, appropriately titled ‘Outdated Buddies’ is one such gem. I have been on a binge listening to the likes of Floyd Jones, Eddie Boyd, and others within the early 50’s Chicago blues as of late, and whereas researching music by Floyd Jones, who would not have a lot on file, I discovered just a little album that was troublesome to seek out on CD (however (however Amazon can print it for you), however simply obtainable on cdbaby for a $9.99 obtain. 
And boy, I couldn’t be happier with the web.
In 1981, 5 of the largest legends in Chicago blues acquired collectively within the studio, additionally within the metropolis, and recorded 17 tracks. Everybody of those artists would get just a few songs to steer on vocals; some new materials and a few previous. What’s the end result? An unabashed, uncooked, in your face assortment of the old-school blues in it is purest kind, simply that it is 30 years older. 
The assembled solid, Kansas Metropolis Pink, David ‘Honey Edwards’, Sunnyland Slim, Floyd Jones, and Large Walter Horton, characterize a sure legacy in post-war Chicago blues. Many have performed with different legends like Muddy Waters, and likewise turned legends of their very own. Horton is without doubt one of the staples of blues harp, Sunnyland is a pillar of blues piano, Honeyboy Edwards of delta fashion acoustic guitar, Kansas Pink for his drumming, and Jones, whereas probably essentially the most obscure of the bunch, had his personal distinctive darkish songwriting.
Mashing this band altogether makes for over an hour of trustworthy to fact blues; whereas a lot of them nearing their 60’s at this level, their singing and enjoying stays loyal to the system. Whereas you’ll not hear something out of the extraordinary, you additionally should not count on to. 
I really like the truth that that is all a stay recording, as many occasions the band would go out and in of bars or finish off time from each other, however this provides to the improvised taste of the style.
If you wish to add an album to your whiskey ingesting assortment, I extremely advise you get this one. Not solely is it uncommon, nevertheless it’s additionally like a chunk of music historical past.
Monitor checklist: 
01 – Apron Strings
02 – Gamblin’ Man
03 – forty third Road Soar
04 – The Conflict Is Over
05 – After I Got here In 
06 – Banty Rooster
07 – Mr. Freddy Blues
08 – Over The Seas Blues
09 – I am a Prisoner
10 – Freedom Practice
11 – Lightnin’ Struck the Poor Home
12 – Linda Lu – 
13 – Lula Mae
14 – That is All Proper, I will Be Round
15 – Heartache
16 – Typically I Fear
17 – I am Going Again Dwelling 
That is the one video of the album on Youtube; you’ll be able to take heed to samples of every observe within the cdbaby hyperlink above:


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