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Big Blue (Multichannel Hybrid SACD) [Hybrid SACD - DSD]

Jimmy WitherspoonAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Blues Master Jimmy Witherspoon was born August 8, 1920, Gurdon, Ark. and passed away on September 18, 1997, in Los Angeles, Ca. His father, a railroad man, sang in local choirs, while his mother played piano. Spoon didn't pursue music professionally until after his WWII stint in the Merchant Marines. On his return to the states in 1944, he replaced the great Walter Brown in Jay ... Read more in Amazon's Jimmy Witherspoon Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 3, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Hybrid SACD - DSD
  • Label: Alliance
  • ASIN: B000285J0Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #217,275 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. You Got Me Running
2. Whiskey Drinking Woman
3. Once There Lived A Fool
4. Just A Dream
5. Lotus Blossom
6. Big Boss Man
7. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
8. That's The One
9. Let's Think Awhile
10. Swing On It
11. The Point
12. The Snow Was Falling

Editorial Reviews

Features the master at the peak of a long, productive career, with alto man Hal Singer alongside.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Sound Reproduction! November 25, 2012
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Amazing Sound Reproduction! It's full, lush with overtones, and exceptional presence. I recommend this without reservation. If you like Jimmy or the blues go for it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Traditional Blue with a Punch February 5, 2014
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Listening to this CD is almost like being in the room with the musicians. The separation is terrific and clarity beautiful.
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As other commenters have noted, the sound quality is near perfection, at least on the stereo SACD tracks that I listen to.

I love this album and not just for the sonics. It is sung and played with emotion and feeling without being smaltzy or tacky. It is on the easy listening side of the blues with no or few show-off pyrotechnics although the soloists go get their chances to show their stuff.

All in all, a very listener-oriented album. Goes great on a quiet night with a glass of rye whisky.
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