West Side Soul

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West Side Soul
Magic Sam-West Side Soul.jpg
Studio album by Magic Sam
Released 1967
Recorded 12 July 1967 - 25 October 1967
Genre Chicago blues
Length 44:26
Label Delmark
Producer Robert G. Koester
Magic Sam chronology
West Side Soul'
(1967)
Black Magic
(1968)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone (positive) [1]
Allmusic 5/5 stars[2]

West Side Soul is the debut album by Magic Sam. It is cited by Stephen Thomas Erlewine as one of the great electric blues albums.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "That's All I Need" - (Magic Sam) – 3:40
  2. "I Need You So Bad" - (B.B. King, Sam Ling) – 4:51
  3. "I Feel So Good (I Wanna Boogie)" - (Magic Sam) – 4:36
  4. "All Of Your Love" - (Magic Sam, Otis Rush) – 3:43
  5. "I Don't Want No Woman" - (Don Robey) – 3:38
  6. "Sweet Home Chicago" - (Robert Johnson) – 4:11
  7. "I Found a New Love" (Milton Campbell & Bob Lyons) – 4:03
  8. "Every Night and Every Day" - (Jimmy McCracklin) – 2:19
  9. "Lookin' Good" [instrumental] - (Magic Sam) – 3:11
  10. "My Love Will Never Die" – (Willie Dixon) 4:04
  11. "Mama Talk to Your Daughter" - (J.B. Lenoir) – 2:40
  12. "I Don't Want No Woman" [alternate take] - (Don Robey) – 3:30

Personnel[edit]

  • Magic Sam – vocals, guitar
  • Mighty Joe Young – guitar
  • Stockholm Slim – piano
  • Earnest Johnson – bass
  • Odie Payne – drums
  • Mac Thompson – bass (1,3,8)
  • Odie Payne, III – drums (1,3,8)

Production[edit]

  • Recorded : July 12 and October 25, 1967
  • Album Production and Supervision : Robert G. Koester
  • Recording : Stu Black, Sound Studios
  • Digital Remastering : Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering, Phoenix, AZ

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gifford, Barry (28 September 1968). "Records". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. West Side Soul - Magic Sam at AllMusic. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  3. ^ Allmusic West Side Soul Review- accessed June 2008