I'll be 61 on 49
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I’ve been so engrossed in research and writing for the Mississippi Blues Trail (www.msbluestrail.org) that I haven’t blogged here in over a year. But today seems like a good time to resume, because it was 30 years ago (Nov. 5 & 6, 1979) when I went into the studio with Eddy Clearwater to record the first Rooster Blues album, “The Chief.” Carey and Lurrie Bell, Lafayette Leake, Casey Jones, Joe Harrington, Abb Locke, and Chuck Smith played on the session, and Mac Johnson (Mac Thompson) was there to cut a 45 too. Most tracks on “The Chief” were recorded live to two-track, something that rarely happened on later Rooster Blues sessions.