Eddie KIRKLAND – It's The Blues Man! 1962

Eddie KIRKLAND – It’s The Blues Man! 1962
12 tracks recorded in New York City; December 8, 1961 and March 9, 1962.
1993 Issue.

Blues

In 1962, Eddie recorded one of the most powerful records in blues history. Originally recorded for the Prestige label, It’s The Blues Man has been in highest demand among collectors for years and was reissued by Fantasy Records in 1987. During the rest of the sixties, Eddie recorded now and then with John Lee Hooker, though they were no longer touring together, but his most important work during this time was for the famous Stax Records, recording a hit on their subsidiary Volt Records called “The Hawg” (recently reissued by Atlantic Records) and serving as band leader with Otis Redding for three years. Eddie was fronting his own band by this time and has continued to do so ever since. Of the many great musicians Eddie has had in his Energy Band no other has left a more lasting legacy than Jimi Hendrix who, ironically, was “playing around with the bass” and landed a spot as Eddie’s bass player. It was only after working with Eddie and other Macon blues musicians that “Jimi started to play around with the guitar!”
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There are few wild lions left in this world and there are few true blues men working the scene. Eddie Kirkland must be experienced!
His heart and soul are one, what he believes; he feels. What he feels he transforms to music. He plays his passions on his notes and chords, and his life is in his lyrics. He is a lion, gentle and fierce, kind and proud, uncomplicated, knowing exactly what he wants.
Eddie Kirkland lives and plays the Blues!
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King Curtis, Oliver Nelson- (Tenor Sax)
Eddie “Blues Man” Kirkland- (Harmonica, Guitar, Vocal)
Herman Foster- (Piano)
Billy Butler- (Guitar)
Jimmy Lewis- (Bass)
Frank Shea- (Drum)
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01.  Down On My Knees 2:25
02.  Don’t Take My Heart 2:28
03.  Daddy, Please Don’t Cry 3:15
04.  Have Mercy On Me 3:06
05.  Saturday Night Stomp 2:29
06.  I’m Gonna Forget You 3:30
07.  I Tried 3:03
08.  Man Of Stone 2:00
09.  I’m Goin’ To Keep Loving You 2:28
10.  Train Done Gone 2:33
11.  Something’s Gone Wrong In My Life 2:55
12.  Baby You Know It’s True 2:58
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