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Junior Wells

Junior Wells

10 articles


Sippie Wallace, Otis Rush et al: Fifth American Folk Blues Festival, Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 8 October 1966

Blues by three in the worst possible setting ...

Tempo: Junior Wells

Profile by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, August 1967

YOU CAN take Junior Wells out of Chicago but, thankfully, you can't take Chicago out of Junior Wells. The 31-year-old Wells, regarded for some years ...

Junior Wells: It's My Life, Baby (Fontana TFL6084)

Review by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 17 July 1968

'It's My Life Baby'; 'It's So Sad To Be Lonely'; 'Country Girl'; 'You Lied To Me'; 'Stormy Monday'; 'Shake It Baby'; 'Checking On My Baby'; ...

Junior Wells: Coming At You (Vanguard SVRL 19011)

Review by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 22 March 1969

A GOOD TASTE, if not a feast, of modern Chicago blues is offered by the explosive Junior Wells on his latest from Vanguard (perhaps his ...

Chicago: Big City Blues

Report by Brian Case, New Musical Express, 4 January 1975

How ya gonna pull a black chick, honkie baby? The answer: Don't try. You could get wasted — BRIAN CASE prowls round the rough, tough blues joints ...

Buddy Guy and Junior Wells: Why Are These Guys Grinning?

Report and Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 5 August 1978

...They've been 'between contracts' since 1969, there's hardly any such thing as a black audience for their music and on their recent visit to London ...

Junior Wells 1994-1998

Obituary by Robert Gordon, Rolling Stone, 5 March 1998

JUNIOR WELLS, one of the greatest harmonica players in blues history, died of lymphatic cancer on January 15th in Chicago. He was 63. ...

Dave Myers: They Used To Call Me The Thumper Because I Played So Hard

Interview by Robert Gordon, Oxford American, July 1998

THE FINGER-POPPING, head-bobbing joie de vivre that Dave Myers exudes all over his new CD is not readily apparent when I call him up to ...

Hoodoo Men: Delmark's Junior Wells, Jimmy Dawkins and Yank Rachell reissues

Review by Ted Drozdowski, The Boston Phoenix, 10 August 1998

THE TORCH OF electric blues has burned no brighter than in the gritty clubs and studios of Chicago in the '50s and '60s. It was ...

Junior Wells: Live At Theresa's 1975

Review by John Morthland, No Depression, 28 February 2007

IN A SENSE, blues harpist Junior Wells wanted across-the-board stardom so bad after he left Muddy Waters to go solo that it undermined his music, ...


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