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  • Audio CD (July 8, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: January 1, 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Delmark
  • ASIN: B00177YVPU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,851 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Soulful Chicago vocalist and guitarist Byther Smith is a fighter, a scrapper, a hard worker and a survivor. As a child in Monticello, Mississippi he lost both his parents; his mother when he was one year old and his father six months later. Smitty came to Chicago in the mid-'50s and by the early '60s was playing at Theresa's Lounge, where he backed Junior Wells. He also worked with Big Mama Thornton, George "Harmonica" Smith and Otis Rush. He recorded his first LP for the Grits label in 1983, two for Bullseye in the early '90s, and this is his fourth Delmark CD and his first live album. On this recording you will hear Byther in his natural element, raw, alive and completely real.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Denis on August 24, 2009
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Byther Smith is a real blues hero from Chicago, one of the most hard-working and original blues warriors still alive. Still, he remains severely underrated, despite incendiary albums that overflow with intensity, originality, remarkable blues guitar solos, and immediately recognizable vocals.

Blues on the Moon is Byther Smith's most recent release and a fully live recording. Mr. Smith, aka Smitty, honors his reputation for the trademark intensity, and in that sense this release is uncompromising. He covers his most popular tunes on this live outing, and he certainly seems to hit the audience pretty hard with his blues, judging by a very enthusiastic reception. It's difficult to tell whether he connects with this audience by a virtue of his raw and in-your-face lyrics (that don't always rhyme) or the very candid, authentic, and stripped down approach to the blues. Whatever it is, you can hear the audience clapping, yelling, and shouting encouragements.

If you heard his excellent "Addressing the Nation with the Blues" or "Mississippi Kid", you are likely to recognize many of those tunes here, reworked. Since his studio recordings often employ complex rhythmic patterns and intricate overlays, it is not easy to imitate them live with a mediocre backing band. Indeed, this record lacks the polish of his studio releases and can be rather rough around the edges, but that is mostly due to the backing band rather than Smitty's own mishaps.

He is very ambitious when it comes to singing and prefers to flirt with pretty high notes, belting out his emotions like they come. More often than not, he hits the notes he wants perfectly and impressively. On the first track, however, - "Judge of Honor" - he may have still been warming up.
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