King Biscuit Time

Performers Sonny Boy Williamson II

Arhoolie | August 1, 2008 | Compact Disc

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Personnel: Sonny Boy Williamson (vocals, harmonica), Dave Campbell, Clarence Lonnie (piano), Joe Willie Wilkins (guitar), Cliff Bivens (bass, vocals on "Mighty Long Time"), Frock (drums). Reissue producer: Chris Strachwitz. Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi in 1951. Remastered by Chris Strachwitz (1989, Arhoolie). All songs written by Sonny Boy Williamson, except "Eyesight To The Blind" and "Crazy About You Baby" (R. Mellin), "Right Now" (Willie Love) and "Dust My Broom" (Elmore James). Sonny Boy Williamson was one of the most influential of the early blues harmonica players. KING BISCUIT TIME refers to his popular 15-minute radio show broadcast which, beginning in 1938, was sponsored by the Interstate Grocery Company, and originated out of Helena, Arkansas every afternoon at 12:45 p.m. over radio station KFFA. Recorded in 1951, many of the selections on KING BISCUIT TIME were originally issued as 78s on the Trumpet label, while others were taken directly from his radio show. KING BISCUIT TIME includes Elmore James' original recording of "Dust My Broom" for the Trumpet label. There is also a complete transcription of a "King Biscuit Time" radio program, taped shortly before Williamson's death on May 26, 1965.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 1, 2008

Genre: General

Style: Blues

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Mono

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Arhoolie

UPC: 096297031025

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King Biscuit Time

Performers Sonny Boy Williamson II
Producer Bill Holford
Engineer Lilian McMurray

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 1, 2008

Genre: General

Style: Blues

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Mono

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Arhoolie

UPC: 096297031025


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Title Track Time
1.Do It If You Wanna --
2.Cool, Cool Blues --
3.Come On Back Home --
4.Stop Crying --
5.Eyesight To The Blind --
6.West Memphis Blues --
7.I Cross My Heart --
8.Crazy About You Baby --
9.Nine Below Zero --
10.Mighty Long Time --
11.She Brought The LIfe Back To The Dead --
12.Stop Now Baby --
13.Mr. Downchild --
14.Sonny Boy's Christmas Blues --
15.Pontiac Blues --
16.Too Close Together --
17.Radio Program a)V-8 Ford; b) Stormy Monday; c)Right Now; d) Come Go With Me --
18.Dust My Boom --

Editorial Notes

Personnel: Sonny Boy Williamson (vocals, harmonica), Dave Campbell, Clarence Lonnie (piano), Joe Willie Wilkins (guitar), Cliff Bivens (bass, vocals on "Mighty Long Time"), Frock (drums). Reissue producer: Chris Strachwitz. Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi in 1951. Remastered by Chris Strachwitz (1989, Arhoolie). All songs written by Sonny Boy Williamson, except "Eyesight To The Blind" and "Crazy About You Baby" (R. Mellin), "Right Now" (Willie Love) and "Dust My Broom" (Elmore James). Sonny Boy Williamson was one of the most influential of the early blues harmonica players. KING BISCUIT TIME refers to his popular 15-minute radio show broadcast which, beginning in 1938, was sponsored by the Interstate Grocery Company, and originated out of Helena, Arkansas every afternoon at 12:45 p.m. over radio station KFFA. Recorded in 1951, many of the selections on KING BISCUIT TIME were originally issued as 78s on the Trumpet label, while others were taken directly from his radio show. KING BISCUIT TIME includes Elmore James' original recording of "Dust My Broom" for the Trumpet label. There is also a complete transcription of a "King Biscuit Time" radio program, taped shortly before Williamson's death on May 26, 1965.
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