• John BRIM - Detroit to Chicago - The Tough Blues of John Brim 1950-1956

FEATURING: Sunnyland Slim, Big Maceo, Roosevelt Sykes, Eddie Taylor, Little Walter, Willie Dixon, Jimmy Reed, Robert Lockwood Jnr

Were it not for his exceptional songwriting talent, John Brim may well have ended up as just a postscript in the history of the blues and specifically the history of Chicago Blues. Here are 27 examples of his art and at the time of release this is the most complete collection of his singles ever released in fact 10 of these tracks remained unreleased for many years.

Includes one of his most famous songs, 'Ice Cream Man' which was recorded in 1953 with Little Walter on Harmonica. The track went on to be covered by Van Halen in 1978 and became a very lucrative copyright for John Brim.

Other classic songs include 'Tough Times' acknowledged today as one of the finest songs to cover the serious recession affecting the African American population in 1954 and the formidable 'Rattlesnake' which is almost the epitome of classic Chicago blues.

Fully detailed liner notes.

Track Listing

1. STRANGE MAN
2. MEAN MAN BLUES
3. BUS DRIVER
4. DARK CLOUDS
5. LONESOME MAN BLUES
6. GOING DOWN THE LINE
7. LEAVING DADDY BLUES
8. YOUNG AND WILD
9. I LOVE MY BABY
10. TROUBLE IN THE MORNING
11. HUMMING BLUES
12. MAN AROUND MY DOOR
13. HOSPITALITY BLUES
14. HARD PILL TO SWALLOW
15. DRINKING WOMAN
16. DON'T LEAVE ME (NO NAME BLUES)
17. MOONLIGHT BLUES
18. RATTLESNAKE
19. IT WAS A DREAM
20. ICE CREAM MAN
21. LIFETIME BABY
22. TOUGH TIMES
23. GARY STOMP
24. GO AWAY
25. THAT AIN'T RIGHT
26. I WOULD HATE TO SEE YOU GO
27. YOU GOT ME WHERE YOU WANT ME

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date June 15th 2018
UPC Bar Code No 604988 31182 2

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John BRIM - Detroit to Chicago - The Tough Blues of John Brim 1950-1956

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