Adam Gussow and Charlie Hilbert BLUES CLASSICS
BLUES CLASSICS is the second full-length release by Modern Blues Harmonica and the first featuring the work of harmonica player Adam Gussow and guitarist Charlie Hilbert. Gussow is best known for his work with the duo Satan and Adam; this release showcases him in a somewhat more traditional, but equally high-energy context.
This is real New York City blues, recorded live and in the studio between 1989 and 2007.
14 songs, 60 minutes, 70 MB.
Also included are two bonus tracks: Gussow playing an instrumental, "Adam's Groove," with Irving Louis Lattin and Chicago Fire; and Gussow backing up singer Grace Brimage and guitarist Wild Jimmy Spruill in an unreleased demo of "You Don't Have to Go."
The complete liner notes are included with the instant download, ready to be trimmed and fit into your CD jewel case.
Tracks 1, 3, 7: Adam Gussow (hca), Charlie Hilbert (gtr, vcls). Recorded in Adams uptown Manhattan apartment in 1999.
Tracks 2, 5, 9, 10, 12: Adam Gussow (hca, vcls), Charlie Hilbert (gtr, vcls). Recorded in The Press Room (Portsmouth, NH) on June 9, 2007.
Tracks 4, 6, 8, 11: Adam Gussow (hca), Charlie Hilbert (gtr, vcls), Floyd Phillips (piano), Larry Ghiorsi (bass), Barry Harrison (drums), Charles Glasser (gtr). Recorded at Chicago Blues (NYC) on December 1, 1999
Bonus Track 1: Adam Gussow (hca), Irving Louis Lattin (gtr), Jack Daley (bass), Van Romaine (drums). Recorded at Mannys Car Wash (NYC) on March 31, 1992.
Bonus Track 2: Adam Gussow (hca), Grace Brimage (vcls), Wild Jimmy Spruill (rhythm gtr), Daniel (gtr), Mike (piano), Rose (bass), unknown (drums). Recorded in New York City on December 10, 1989.
Index to tracks: length harp key
1. Sunday Driver 2:38 Eb
2. Checkin Up on My Baby 3:25 D
3. Easy 3:12 A
4. Cold Shot 4:09 D
5. Good Mornin Little School Girl 4:57 D
6. Highway 49 5:26 G
7. Honey Bee 2:51 Bb
8. It Aint Right 3:43 Bb (third position)
9. Mary Had a Little Lamb 4:42 A
10. Messin With the Kid 4:32 F
11. Honey Bee (live) 5:08 Bb
12. Sweet Home Chicago 6:31 A
Bonus Track 1: Adams Groove 6:43 Bb
Bonus Track 2: You Dont Have to Go 3:33 Bb
Another Modern Blues Harmonica production (MBH-003)
Photo courtesy of Larry Ghiorsi Mastering by Underground Mastermind