This is celebrated Chicago blues guitarist Lurrie Bell's 2007 CD. Among many awards and nominations in his career, Lurrie was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2010 with Best Traditional Blues Album, was nominated as Best Blues Guitarist in 4 of the last 5 years by the Blues Foundation, was voted Best Blues Guitarist in 4 of the last 5 years in the Living Blues Critics Poll, was voted Best Blues Artist in Chicago by Chicago Reader in 2008.
Mercurial Blues was guitarist Lurrie Bell's first solo record in 8 years. Bell has often been cited as the best of the younger generation of Chicago Bluesmen and in Mercury Blues finally came out with a record that claimed that honor. Featuring appearances by Billy Branch and Jimmy Johnson, Let's Talk About Love is both a positive and uplifting experience and a hair-raising journey into the world of rough and tumble Chicago Blues. Having lost both his father (famed harmonica master Carey Bell) and his longtime companion Susan Greenberg in the year prior to its recording, Lurrie decided to make a record that reflected the emotions of love that he felt in his heart. ''Blues gives us a way to speak about what life is all about,'' says Bell, ''and I had a lot of feelings that I had to get out.''