Thursday, April 15, 2010

Andrew "Big Voice" ODOM - Feelsogood 1982

Andrew "Big Voice" ODOM - Feelsogood 1982
1993 Issue


Cut back in 1982 in France for Black & Blue, the album pairs Odom with Magic Slim & the Teardrops as his backing unit, with Lucky Peterson handling keys and Little Milton turning up for a cameo on one number. A reasonable representation of what Odom could do behind a microphone, on his own stuff ("Memo Blues," "Bad Feeling") and material by Lowell Fulson and B.B. King. For those who don't recognize his name, Andrew Odom was one of the greatest singers to come out of the Chicago Blues scene. For a variety of reasons, he never achieved the same level of recognition from the public that he got from fellow musicians. A huge-voiced singer and capable rhythm guitarist, Odom worked as a vocalist/sideman with a laundry list of Chicago luminaries, contributing to albums by Earl Hooker, Jimmy Dawkins and others. He recorded sporadically on his own; I had been unaware of this stunning live set before I found it here at eMusic. He tears through a mixture of well-known blues standards and a couple of tunes associated with Otis Rush. Dawkins heats up the grooves with his blazing guitar leads, and legendary bluesharpist Carey Bell is also present. The rhythm section is totally in-the-pocket. This is the straight stuff, folks. It does not get any better.
John Primer- Rhythm Guitar,
Nate Applewhite- Drums,
Andrew "Big Voice Odom"- Vocals,
Little Milton- Vocals (3),
Nick Holt- Bass.
Magic Slim- Lead Guitar.
Lucky Peterson- Organ, Piano.
01. Feel So Good 7:05
02. I Made Up My Mind 5:03
03. Mother-In-Law Blues 3:04
04. Woke Up This Morning 8:56
05. Memo Blues 4:13
06. Bad Feelin' 3:43
07. You Say That You Love Me Honey 4:57
08. Reconsider Baby 6:10


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