Back to the blues roots ... Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton, Son House, Robert Johnson, Bessie Smith, Skip James, Bukka White, Lead Belly, Ma Rainey, Arthur '"Big Boy" Crudup, Blind Blake, Big Bill Broonzy, Bo Carter, Sleepy John Estes, Memphis Minnie, Willie Brown, Blind Willie Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Big Joe Williams, Reverend Gary Davis, Robert Nighthawk, Kokomo Arnold, Peg Leg Howell, Tommy McClennan ... and many more.

Detroit by Eddie "Guitar" Burns

Label: Evidence
Release Date: 1989
Releases: 1990, 1993
Recording Time: 47 minutes

Styles: Modern Electric Blues

Impressive contemporary outing that captures Burns's traditional leanings very effectively. Backed by a mean little combo that includes ex-Motown staff pianist Joe Hunter, Burns revives his classic "Orange Driver" and offers a few fresh compositions as well. Originally issued on Toledo, OH-based Blue Suit Records.
by Bill Dahl

Recorded at Scharren Studios in Toledo, OH.

Audio Remasterers: Steve Scharren; Scott Mohr. 
Producers: John Gibbs Rockwood, Gregory Oatis, Bob Seeman. 
Photographers: Gregory Oatis; Randy Hughes; Randy Chet; John Gibbs Rockwood; John Gibbs.
Includes liner notes by Eddie Burns and Famous Coachman. 

Eddie Burns Blues Band: Eddie Burns (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Joe Hunter (piano); Frank Bryant (bass); Bobby Smith (drums).

Credits: Frank Bryant - bass; Eddie "Guitar" Burns - art direction, composer, guitar, harmonica, musical director, performer, primary artist, vocals; Randy Chet - cover art concept, design, photography; John Gibbs - photography; John Lee Hooker - composer; Randy Hughes - photography; Ivory Joe Hunter - art direction, piano; Ivy Jo Hunter - musical director, piano; Scott Mohr - engineer, remastering; Gregory Oatis - cover art concept, design, photography, producer; John Gibbs Rockwood - photography, producer; Steve Scharren - engineer, remastering; Bob Seeman - producer; Roger Seibel - mastering; Bob Smith - drums; Traditional - composer.

Tracks: 1) Orange Driver; 2) When I Get Drunk; 3) Kidman; 4) Bottle up and Go; 5) Inflation Blues; 6) Detroit; 7) Butterfly; 8) Boom Boom; 9) Time Out; 10) New Highway 61; 11) Blue Jay.