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Elmore James, John Brim: Whose Muddy Shoes (1953-60) 1969/1991

Whose Muddy Shoes [CD]

Track list:

01. Ice Cream Man
02. Whose Muddy Shoes
03. Madison Blues
04. I See My Baby
05. You Got Me
06. My Best Friend
07. The Sun Is Shining
08. Lifetime Baby [*]
09. Talk To Me Baby
10. Rattlesnake
11. Be Careful
12. Dust My Broom
13. Tool Bag Boogie
14. Tough Times
15. Call It Stormy Monday

[*] bonus track (not on original LP)

Personnel:

#2,3,4,6,7,9,12,13,15:
Elmore James – vocal, guitar;
J.T. Brown – tenor sax;
Johnny Jones – piano;
Homesick James – guitar (#3,7,9,15);
??Randsom Knowling?? – bass (#2,4,6,12,13);
Odie Payne – drums

#1,5,8,10,11,14:
John Brim – vocal, guitar;
#1,8: James Dalton – harmonica;
#1,8: W.C. Dalton – bass;
#1,8: Grace Brim – drums;
#5,10,11: Little Walter – harmonica;
#5,10,11: Robert Lockwood Jr. – guitar;
#5,10,11: Willie Dixon – bass;
#5,10,11: Fred Below – drums;
#14: Jimmy Reed – harmonica;
#14: Eddie Taylor – guitar;
#14: Grace Brim – drums

Recorded in Chicago:
Elmore James sessions:
#2,4,6,12,13: Jan 17, 1953
#3,7,9,15: April, 1960

John Brim sessions:
#10: March, 1953
#1: May 4, 1953
#8: May, 1953
#14: December, 1953 (or March, 1954)
#5,11: April 5, 1956

This Compilation:
Released: October, 1969
Label: Chess (Vintage Series)
LP 1537

CHD-9114 [1991]

Whose Muddy Shoes [LP]

Originally Produced by Leonard and Phil Chess

Vintage Series Compiled, Edited and Produced by: T.T. Swan
Engineer: Dave Purple

Album Design: Cathy Swan
Layout and Typography: Michael Reid Design

Cover photo courtesy of Willie Dixon
Backliner photography:
Elmore James – George Adins
John Brim, courtesy of Grace Brim

Album Supervision: Marshall Chess

Liner Notes: Pete Welding

Elmore James & John Brim - Whose Muddy Shoes - Inside

Re-issue [1991]:
Research and Co-ordination: Andy McKaie
Re-package art Direction: Vartan
Re-package Design: DZN, The Design Group

Digitally transferred and prepared for compact disc by Doug Schwartz, MCA Studios, North Hollywood, CA

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