Steve Bailey – Crazy ‘Bout You – A Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson

 

Steve Bailey - Crazy 'Bout You A Tribute to Sonny Boy Williamson

Steve Bailey – Crazy ‘Bout You – A Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson
Format: CD
Label: APM Records
Release: 2022

Release date: April 25, 2022

This motivated Steve Bailey to conceive a project whereby he could pay tribute to all the great songs Williamson II gave to the music world, and deliver new versions in a way that was traditional yet fresh and vibrant. Bailey took an opportunity to record the project in London, in part due to a successful working partnership with London blues guitarist Mississippi MacDonald and also because of the connection between Williamson and the city.

“I have met so many people in London that still remember Sonny Boy’s antics because of course he was here with the Yardbirds for a period. Eric Clapton has Sonny Boy stories, I’ve heard stories from different people. Somebody should put them all together, you know. So there’s still some energy for Sonny Boy in the UK.”

A single from Crazy ‘Bout You, ‘Nine Below Zero’, was released just before the pandemic, the subsequent event leaving the album on the shelf. APM Records is pleased to now be able to present Bailey’s excellent interpretations of these classic tunes, which further benefit from the Albert Collins like blues stylings of Mississippi MacDonald, in a way that is traditional yet fresh and vibrant.

Website: https://anotherplanetmusic.net/artists/steve-bailey/

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