As one of Our Recommendations and Recommended Recordings, we recommend Down And Out Blues, by Sonny Boy Williamson.
Down And Out Blues is a classic 1950’s Sonny Boy Williamson album, originally released on Chess Records in 1959.
This 2 CD re-release contains the original Down And Out Blues album, with some bonus tracks, as well as Sonny Boy Williamson’s recordings for Trumpet Records of Jackson, Mississippi, made in 1951-54 before Sonny Boy Williamson started recording on Chess Records in Chicago.
Available through Amazon.com and these Amazon affiliates:
- Amazon.ca | 2 CD set | mp3 Download | Vinyl LP |
- Amazon.com | 2 CD set | mp3 Download | Vinyl LP |
More Recommended Recordings
- Cool Cool Blues – a 4 CD box set on JSP Records is marketed as a Sonny Boy Williamson collection but it’s actually a compilation of Trumpet Records recordings 1951-1954 which includes all the sides Sonny Boy Williamson recorded for Trumpet Records.
Some Sonny Boy Williamson Sites To Visit
- Trumpet Records office and studio, Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi. There is a Mississippi Blues Trail marker at this site.
- Sonny Boy Williamson’s grave is in a small cemetery in Tutwiler, Mississippi. The grave was unmarked until Lillian McMurray of Trumpet Records placed the gravestone on it.
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