Doctor Ross “The Harmonica Boss” – Memphis Breakdown
Sun Records, ORG Music ORGM-2103
Released: Dec 15, 2017 (First ever pressing)
Tea, Smoke, Sun. So new, it’s not even up on Discogs yet. If you enjoy the boogie shuffle of John Lee Hooker and wanna deepen your blues harp section, you’ll hit the mark with this one. Doctor Ross was one of the very first blues artists to record for Sun Records. Discogs shows just a few Sun sides but somehow, our friend Rossiter at ORG managed to dig up the 14 tracks that make up this first ever compilation of Sun singles. A bit of research indicates the remaining Sun sides were only ever in compilations, issued by the Arhoolie and Charly labels.In other words, this album is the first time the Sun material has been properly compiled, under the proper label banner.
You like old harmonica blues? You like Sonny Boy Williamson? You dig on Sun Records and need some of the more obscure stuff. Step right up, this is the one for you.
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