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Razor sharp slide & wit

This record came out in '82. It sounds as raw as '72 but with better production quality - tho not at all 'slick'.
JB's wonderful lyrics are more easily deciphered - and his guitar work too!
The whole band rocks. Rhythm git tears off a few good solos & the bass adds another layer that was not easily heard on his older recordings.
While more accessible, JB never compromises his personal style or his take on the blues.


Born: April 26, 1926 in Blackville, SC

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

J.B. Hutto -- along with Hound Dog Taylor -- was one of the last great slide guitar disciples of Elmore James to make it into the modern age. Hutto's huge voice, largely incomprehensible diction, and slash-and-burn playing was Chicago blues with a fierce, raw edge all its own. He entered the world of music back home in Augusta, GA, singing in the family-oriented group the Golden Crowns Gospel Singers. He came north to Chicago in the mid-'40s, teaching himself guitar and eventually landing his first...
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