Pressed At Quality Record Pressings On 200g Vinyl! Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio!
Somehow this 1961 Reprise title seems to have escaped the audiophile must-have list. It's a true hidden classic and an incredibly warm recording. The small combo setting really allows these two heavyweights, Jimmy Witherspoon and Ben Webster ,to shine. The mood is laid-back and down-home. Accompanying musicians include trumpeter Gerald Wilson, pianist Ernie Freeman, bassist Ralph Hamilton and drummer Jim Miller. Roots was recorded at the often underrated or forgotten Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California. The studio, built in 1929, was one of the truly great - and great-sounding - studios of its day with an unbelievable discography of classics to its name.
Includes "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" and "I'm Gonna move To the Outskirts of Town".
Jimmy Witherspoon made his first records with Jay McShann's band in 1945. Four years later, he would record under his own name with the McShann band and produced his first hit "Ain't Nobody's Business".
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio!
Jimmy Witherspoon, vocals
Ben Webster, guitar
Gerald Wilson, trumpet
Ernie Freeman, piano
Jim Miller, drums
Ralph Hamilton, bass
1. I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water
2. I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
3. Key To The Highway
4. Did You Ever
5. Confessin' The Blues
6. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
1. Your Red Wagon
2. Rain Is Such A Lonesome Sound
3. Cherry Red
4. It's A Low Down Dirty Shame
5. Just A Dream
6. Please, Mr. Webster