March 09, 2004
Beat Goes On
Blues, Chicago Blues, Electric Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues, Regional Blues, Electric Harmonica Blues

Album Review

In 2004, the Beat Goes On label reissued two legendary Sonny Boy Williamson (aka Rice Miller) albums, Down and Out Blues and In Memorium, originally released on Chess Records in 1959 and 1965, respectively. Both albums combined deliver 23 raucous cuts of Chicago blues, including the standards "Don't Start Me to Talkin'," "One Way Out," "Bring It on Home," "Fattening Frog for Snakes," and "Your Funeral and My Trial." While this is a quick way to pick up both of these albums at one time, keep in mind that numerous Sonny Boy compilations are available on Chess with remastered tracks. One way or the other, you can't go wrong with this material.
Al Campbell, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Don't Start Me to Talkin'
  2. I Don't Know
  3. All My Love in Vain
  4. The Key (To Your Door)
  5. Keep It to Yourself
  6. Dissatisfied
  7. Fattening Frogs for Snakes
  8. Wake Up Baby
  9. Your Funeral and My Trial
  10. 99
  11. Cross My Heart
  12. Let Me Explain
  13. One Way Out
  14. Too Young to Die
  15. Trust My Baby
  16. Checkin' Up on My Baby
  17. Sad to Be Alone
  18. Got to Move
  19. Bring It on Home
  20. Down Child
  21. Peach Tree
  22. Dissatisfied
  23. That's All I Want
  24. Too Old to Think