Am I Blue is another studio outtakes release, mostly focusing on bluesier pieces. Highlights include more complete versions of the previously released Country Blues and Three Little Bears, an earlier take of Voodoo Chile (from the Electric Ladyland sessions), and the epic twenty-seven minute Villanova Junction Blues studio jam.
Two cracking late-‘70s albums from Blues Rock guitarist Johnny Winter.
This compilation has all of the music formerly on singer June Christy's two 1957 Capitol LPs, Fair and Warmer! and Gone for the Day, both of which have Pete Rugolo arrangements. The former set (which is actually programmed second) finds Christy joined by a 12-piece group of mostly West Coast all-stars. The backup players include trumpeter Don Fagerquist, trombonist Frank Rosolino, altoist Bud Shank, and Bob Cooper on tenor, but they are mostly restricted to short statements. Christy is in excellent form on such numbers as a definitive (but very brief) "I Want to Be Happy," "When Sunny Gets Blue," and "It's Always You." Three different groups are used on the Gone for the Day set, two of which have string sections, while the other uses five trombones.