Live on Maxwell Street 1964 - (Import CD)
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- Chicago Blues
- Mono / Stereo
- Norman Dayron
- Live on Maxwell Street
The last track is an extended version of the interview that appeared on the original LP.
Robert Nighthawk and his Flames of Rhythm: Robert Nighthawk (vocals, slide guitar); Johnny Young (vocals, guitar); Carey Bell (vocals, harmonica); Robert Whiteshead (drums).
Recorded live on the corner of 14th & Peoria, Chicago, Illinois in September 1964. Originally released on Rounder (2022). Includes liner notes by Peter Guralnick.
Digitally remastered by Don Ososke & Norman Dayron.
Blues archivist Norman Dayron recorded this set by Robert Nighthawk and his small ensemble in 1964. Three years later, Nighthawk died from heart failure, leaving these recordings to sit unreleased until 1980. This album was recorded live on a street corner in Chicago, and Nighthawk's playing and singing are still in peak form. This is made all the more riveting because of the energy of the crowd, which becomes more and more excited as the set moves along.
Nighthawk is joined by rhythm guitarist Johnny Young and drummer Robert Whitehead throughout, and harmonica player Carey Bell on a few selections. LIVE ON MAXWELL STREET is a no-frills, no-nonsense, honest, and committed performance. This and BRICKS ON MY PILLOW, which captures some of Nighthawk's late-'40s and early-'50s studio recordings, are stunning introductions to this vital bluesman.
- Country of Origin
- Rounder Select
- Studio / Live
- Robert Nighthawk
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Cheating and Lying Blues
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Juke Medley
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Time Have Come, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Honey Hush
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] I Need Love So Bad
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Take It Easy Baby
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Annie Lee/Sweet Black Angel: Annie Lee / Sweet Black Angel
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Big World Blues
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Maxwell Street Jam
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] I Got News For You
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] All I Want For Breakfast/Them Kind of People
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Mama Talk To Your Daughter
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Real McCoy, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Interview
- CMJ (9/18/00, p.24) - "...A raucous testament to the real deal blues..."
- 69m 3s
- Video Disabled
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