Junior Wells, An Introduction To Junior Wells

John Morthland

By John Morthland

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Early sides from one of Chicago’s best tin sandwich players.

Junior Wells 'staccato, wailing harp is downplayed on these 1957-61 sides, but “Calling All Blues” (with Earl Hooker on guitar) and the hard-rocking “Messin'with the Kid” make for a devastating one-two punch. Unfortunately, with the exception of the four live bonus tracks, this material can also be found on Fuel's more comprehensive Calling All Blues, itself basically a condensation of eMusic's Jewel-Paula options.