If there existed a common thread binding the music of London together in 1966 it was the blues. Whether you were an R&B fan or a modern jazz follower, this was a sound that continued to constitute the bedrock of your taste. And there was no individual better suited to allying these superficially disparate camps than the veteran American blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon who spent an extended stay in the capital that year, performing with contemporary jazzmen and R&B combos alike. Dick Morrissey’s quartet (with Harry South, Phil Seamen and Phil Bates) provides the backing on these live recordings, many of which are previously unissued. For anyone wanting to know just how the Sixties ‘swung’, this album is a must! 16 page booklet by Simon Spillett.
1. Kansas City 2. If There Wasn’t Any You 3. Sweet Lotus Blossom 4. Roll ‘em Pete 5. I Gotta Girl (Roll ‘em Pete) 6. Trouble In Mind 7. Nobody Knows How I Feel This Morning 8. New Down Home Blues 9. Kansas City 10. Compact Car 11. Piney Brown's Blues 12. Big Fine Girl 13. Send Me Someone To Love 14. Sweet Lotus Blossom 15. St Louis Blues 16. Times Getting Tougher Than Tough 17. I'll Be So Glad 18. When Will I Be Called A Man 19. Sweet And Lovely 20. In Walked Bud