Album Details

January 27, 1982
Blues, West Coast Blues, Regional Blues, Jump Blues

Album Review

If there were justice in the world, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson would have been able to tour with this type of group throughout much of his career. Roomful of Blues, a popular five-horn nonet, has rarely sounded more exciting than on this musical meeting with the legendary singer/altoist. Vinson himself is exuberant on some of the selections, particularly "House of Joy," one of five instrumentals among the eight selections. Whether one calls it blues, bebop, or early R&B, this accessible music is very enjoyable and deserves to be more widely heard. Among the supporting players, tenorman Greg Piccolo, trumpeter Bob Enos, and guitarist Ronnie Earl (in one of his earliest recordings) win honors.
Scott Yanow, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. House of Joy
  2. He Was a Friend of Mine
  3. Movin' With Lester
  4. No Bones
  5. That's the Groovy Thing
  6. Past Sixty Blues
  7. Street Lights
  8. Farmer's Daughter Blues
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