Memphis Blood: The Sun Sessions

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Memphis Blood: The Sun Sessions
Studio album by James Blood Ulmer
Released September 4, 2001
Recorded April 10, 11 & 12, 2001
Genre Blues
Label Hyena
Producer Vernon Reid
James Blood Ulmer chronology
Blue Blood
(2000)
Memphis Blood: The Sun Sessions
(2001)
No Escape from the Blues: The Electric Lady Sessions
(2003)

Memphis Blood: The Sun Sessions is an album by American guitarist James Blood Ulmer recorded in and released on the Hyena label in 2001.[1] The album features Ulmer covering fourteen blues standards recorded at Sun Studio.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars and stated "some of the greasiest, knottiest, most surreal blues music ever... Memphis Blood is a fresh injection of blues truth... Ulmer delivers here, big time".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Spoonful" (Willie Dixon) - 2:58
  2. "I Want to Be Loved" (Dixon) - 3:15
  3. "Little Red Rooster" (Dixon) - 4:22
  4. "Dimples" (James Bracken, John Lee Hooker) - 3:31
  5. "I Just Want to Make Love to You" (Dixon) - 3:30
  6. "Evil" (Muddy Waters) - 2:50
  7. "Death Letter" (Son House) - 9:41
  8. "Fattening Frogs for Snakes" (Willie Williamson) - 2:51
  9. "Money" (Hooker) - 3:34
  10. "I Love the Life I Live, I Live the Life I Love" (Dixon) - 3:30
  11. "Too Lazy to Work, Too Nervous to Steal" (Daylie Holmes, Marl H. Young) - 2:36
  12. "Double Trouble" (Otis Rush) - 4:56
  13. "I Asked for Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)" (Chester Burnett) - 8:25
  14. "Back Door Man" (Dixon) - 3:18
  • Recorded at Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee on April 10, 11 & 12, 2001

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Blood Ulmer discography accessed July 26, 2010[dead link]
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed July 26, 2010

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