Sonny Boy Williamson I

Sonny Boy Williamson [Virgin]

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The original Sonny Boy Williamson wrote some enduring blues classics, many of them included in this collection. Of the 22 tracks, done in acoustic mode from the late '30s and very early '40s, you hear his biting vocals and harmonica playing on familiar pieces "Good Morning Little School Girl," "Suzie-Q," "Early in the Morning," "Decoration Blues," the still poignant "War Time Blues," and the humorous "Black Panther Blues." This is likely as solid a single Sonny Boy CD as you might find, save complete compilations, and comes easily recommended.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:01
2 2:49
3 3:29
4 3:11
5 3:23
6 3:03
7 3:08
8 2:59
9 2:58
10 3:15
11 3:31
12 3:08
13 2:53
14 2:50
15 2:49
16 2:59
17 2:48
18 2:32
19 3:16
20 2:46
21 2:51
22 2:47
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