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'Cornbread'Robert Jr. Lockwood with The Aces
Robert Jr. Lockwood with The Aces

(Louis Myers, Dave Myers, Fred Below)
– Steady Rollin’ Man
2007 - Delmark

Robert Jr. Lockwood's (March 27, 1915 - November 21, 2006) music shows the influence of not only his stepfather, Robert Johnson but also that of jazz guitarists Charlie Christian and Eddie Durham. By the mid-50's he found himself in the enviable position of being the studio guitar player in Chicago. He can be heard on classic blues songs like Little Walter's "My Babe" and "Boom, Boom, Out Go The Lights"; Sonny Boy Williamson's "Nine Below Zero" and "Eyesight To The Blind." He also recorded with Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Eddie Boyd, Willie Mabon, Sunnyland Slim, Roosevelt Sykes and others. This 1970 session was Robert's first album as a leader.

Song List:
1. Steady Rollin' Man
2. Western Horizon
3. Take A Walk With Me
4. Steady Groove (Instrumental)
5. Mean Red Spider
6. Lockwood's Boogie (Instrumental)
7. Ramblin' On My Mind
8. Blues And Trouble
9. Worst Old Feeling
10. Kind-Hearted Woman
11. Can't Stand The Pain
12. Tanya (Instrumental)
13. Worst Old Feeling (Alternate)
14. Lockwood's Boogie (Alternate)

Man, this sure reminded me of Robert Johnson vocals throughout, he even tossed in a RJ cover. I especially liked Lockwood’s Boogie, his guitar playing on the instrumentals was great and he shined. On Take A Walk With Me you can easily change lyrics to Sweet Home Chicago. If you hankerin’ for Delta blues with tidbits of Chicago guitar influences you’ll enjoy this CD.

Ciao’ for now, peace.
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