Fine Greek-only premium compilation, released with the music magazine 'Jazz & Tzaz' (Issue 74). From the catalogue of the Blind Pig Records. Includes: Studebaker Jonh, Deborah Coleman, Johnny Shines, Eddy Clearwater, Snooky Pryor, Carey Bell, Debbie Davis, Tommy Castro, Joanna Connor, Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers, Charlie Musselwhite, Frankie Lee, Preacher Boy And The Natural Blues, Eddie C. Campbell, Magic Slim & The Teardrops.
Beginning/Intermediate. The blues have contained the very essence of the jazz sound since the 1920s. A player who masters the sound and feel of the blues will play other jazz tunes in a manner that will inspire the listener. Contains 11 different blues melodies and is a natural follow-up to Volume 1 or Volume 21. Tempos are not fast. Presented in various keys with a variety of moods from slow to rock. Chords and scales are written in the staff for each track.
By no means a bad album, Walker's major-label debut just wasn't quite as terrific as what directly preceded it. The studio atmosphere seems a bit slicker than before, and the songs are in several cases considerably longer than they need to be (generally in the five- to seven-minute range). A reworking of Howlin' Wolf's "Shake for Me" is the only familiar entry.