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Released: November 1965


Rating: 4.750 (average of 6 ratings)


Genre: blues


Quotable: “One of the truly classic blues albums of the 1960s” – Bill Dahl, All Music Guide


Album Tracks:

  1. Snatch It Back and Hold It
  2. Ships on the Ocean
  3. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
  4. Hound Dog
  5. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
  6. Hey Lawdy Mama
  7. Hoodoo Man Blues
  8. Early in the Morning
  9. We’re Ready
  10. You Don’t Love Me Baby
  11. Chitlin Con Carne
  12. Yonders Wall


Sales:

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Singles/Hit Songs:

  • none


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Awards:

Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more. Blues Hall of Fame album inductee


Hoodoo Man Blues
Junior Wells
Review:
“One of the truly classic blues albums of the 1960s, and one of the first to fully document the smoky ambience of a night at a West side nightspot in the superior acoustics of a recording studio. Wells just set up with his usual cohorts – guitarist Buddy Guy (billed as ‘Friendly Chap’ on first vinyl pressings), bassist Jack Myers, and drummer Billy Warren – and proceeded to blow up a storm, bringing an immediacy to Snatch It Back and Hold It, You Don’t Love Me, Chitlin Con Carne, and the rest that is absolutely mesmerizing” (Dahl).


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Last updated November 13, 2008.