Jimmy Rogers - Blue Bird (200g)
Jimmy Rogers - Blue Bird (200g)
Jimmy Rogers - Blue Bird (200g)
Jimmy Rogers - Blue Bird (200g)
Jimmy Rogers - Blue Bird (200g)
Jimmy Rogers - Blue Bird (200g)

Jimmy Rogers - Blue Bird (200g)

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Jimmy Rogers, vocal and guitar

Carey Bell, harmonica

Johnnie Johnson, piano

Jimmy D. Lane, lead guitar

Dave Myers, bass

Ted Harvey, drums


1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 200g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press : QRP

Label : APO Records

Original Label : APO Records

Recorded November 17 & 18, 1993 at Chicago Recording Company, Studio D.

Produced by John Koenig

Originally released in 1994

Reissued in 2001



Side A :

  1. I'm Tired Of Crying Over You
  2. Blue Bird
  3. Walkin' By Myself
  4. Rock Me
  5. I Lost A Good Woman
  6. Howlin' For My Darling


Side B :

  1. Why Are You So Mean To Me
  2. Blues Falling
  3. Lemon Squeezer
  4. That Ain't It (Baby I Need Your Love)
  5. Smokestack Lightning
  6. Blue And Lonesome
  7. Big Boss Man


Reviews :

"This was Jimmy Rogers' last "proper" Chicago blues album, and it deservedly won a W.C. Handy Award in 1995. There are no moonlighting rock stars here; they would come out in droves for Rogers' subsequent album Blues Blues Blues. And with the exception of the last track -- which is basically pianist Johnnie Johnson showing off for eight minutes -- Rogers sits squarely in the spotlight for the duration of Blue Bird. As expected, Rogers revisits a fair amount of his earlier repertoire ("Walking By Myself," "I Lost a Good Woman"), but he also digs up several original tunes that he had never gotten around to recording until now. Throw in a few Chicago standards ("Big Boss Man," "Rock Me," "Smokestack Lightning"), and you have a solid, laid-back, and tremendously satisfying album by one of the underrated masters. The backing band is a mix of Chicago blues brethren (Carey Bell on harp, Dave Myers on bass, Ted Harvey on drums) and family (Rogers' son Jimmy D. Lane on lead guitar), plus Johnson, who is perhaps a rock star by association since he played with Chuck Berry for 18 years. This one's a must-have." AllMusic Review by Ken Chang

"Fans of Chicago blues aren't going to get any new recordings better than Jimmy Roger's Blue Bird... One of the reasons for the startling impact of this recording is the clear, resonant sound provided on both the LP and CD by Analogue Productions..."
Michael Ullman, Stereophile


Ratings :

AllMusic : 4 / 5 , Discogs : 4,5 / 5

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