Label: Good Time Jazz Records
Release Date: April, 1958
Recording Time: 39 minutes
Recording Date: January 19, 1958 - April 12, 1958
Releases: 1958 (Vogue / Good Time Jazz), 1993 (Original Blues Classics), 1994 (Ace), 2007 (Fantasy / Universal Music), 2013 (Doxy Records)
Styles: Folk-Blues, Country Blues, Blues Revival
Jesse Fuller was among the greatest one-man bands in blues history. The title of this 1958 date adequately described the session's musical width and depth; Fuller handled everything from old spirituals such as "I'm Going to Meet My Loving Mother" to the rollicking "Memphis Boogie" and "Fingerbuster," and the concluding "Hesitation Blues." As sole performer, melodic, rhythmic, and performing focus, Fuller's energy never wanes through the CD's 11 numbers. He nicely conveys the varying moods, themes, and sentiments, knowing which lyrics to emphasize, when to intensify the pace, and when to lower his voice and let the music make the point.
by Ron Wynn
Credits: Phil DeLancie - digital remastering; Roy DuNann - engineer; Edwin Edwards - composer; Jesse Fuller - arranger, composer, fotdella, guitar, harmonica, kazoo, primary artist; Lester Koenig - liner notes, producer; Nick LaRocca - composer; Huddie Ledbetter - composer; Henry W. Ragas - composer; Antonio Sbarbaro - composer; Larry Shields - composer; Traditional - composer.
Tracks: 1) Take This Hammer; 2) Linin' Track; 3) I'm Going to Meet My Loving Mother; 4) Tiger Rag; 5) Memphis Boogie; 6) Raise a Ruckus; 7) By and By; 8) Finger Buster; 9) Stagolee; 10) 99 Years; 11) Hesitation Blues.