Junior Wells Hoodoo Man Blues Master Quality Reel To Reel Tape (Half Track)
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Master Quality Reel To Reel Tape!
Exceptional Audiophile Sound!
Available On Reel To Reel For The First Time!
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To create the production master for this product the original analog master
tapes were played on an optimized Otari MTR10 and copied to a newly refurbished
Ampex ATR 102 using RMGI SM-900 tape stock. Subsequent copies were made on more
Otari MTR10s using SM-911 tape stock. Half-track format recorded at 15ips (IEC)
on two ten-inch reels housed in two cardboard boxes with UV-coated cover art and
liner information, then inside a cardboard slipcase.
Hoodoo Man Blues is Delmark's #1 selling album, is in the Grammy Hall of Fame,
was chosen by Living Blues magazine as one of the Top Ten Desert Island Blues
Discs, and has appeared in many films; most recently, in The Hitman's Bodyguard.
Recorded in September of 1965 Hoodoo Man Blues was recorded in the studio with
the idea to present the band on LP the same way they performed live at Theresa's
Lounge on Chicago's south side. Prior to Hoodoo Man the blues market was a
singles market where songs were limited to 3 minutes each to both fit on a 45rpm
record and appeal to radio programmers. Hoodoo Man changed that. Producer Bob
Koester said, "I didn't realize that this would be the first time a working
Chicago blues band recorded in a studio for LP release with no 45 rpm singles
planned and the artists given full freedom as to running time of the tracks."
During the session there was a problem with Buddy Guy's guitar amp. The engineer
knew that a moving session shouldn't be interrupted so he wired Buddy into the
Hammond B-3 Leslie speaker for several tracks. To this day guitarists are still
using this technique as did the Beatles on Let It Be.
The first seven thousand pressings of this album bore the pseudonym Friendly
Chap for Buddy because it was thought he was under contract to another recording
company. A British kid named Peter Brown worked at Delmark's sister company,
Jazz Record Mart, and attended the session. Koester told him he could pick the
pseudonym. "Well, a buddy is a friend and a guy is a chap. How about Friendly
Chap?" Those early versions of the LP are now collector items selling for over
• Half-Track Format
• Original analog master tapes were played on an optimized Otari MTR10 and
copied to a newly refurbished Ampex ATR 102 using RMGI SM-900 tape stock
• Subsequent copies made on Otari MTR10s using SM-911 tape stock
• Recorded at 15ips (IEC) on two ten-inch reels
• Housed in 2 cardboard boxes with UV-coated cover art and liner information
• Cardboard slipcase
• First time on reel to reel
Junior Wells, harmonica, vocals
Buddy Guy, guitar
Jack Myers, bass
Billy Warren, drums
1. Snatch It Back And Hold It
2. Ships On The Ocean
3. Good Morning Schoolgirl
4. Hound Dog
5. In The Wee Wee Hours
6. Hey Lawdy Mama
7. Hoodoo Man Blues
8. Early In The Morning
9. We're Ready
10. You Don't Love Me, Baby
11. Chitlin Con Carne
12. Yonder Wall