Various Artists "Tribute: Newly Recorded Blues Celebration of Delmark’s 65th Anniversary"
To celebrate their 65th anniversary, famed Jazz and Blues label Delmark Records asked current blues artists to re-record new versions of classics the label released over their storied career. To celebrate the signing of Delmark Records to Bank Robber Music’s roster, I’m writing this blurb (hi Delmark! Thrilled to have you aboard!) Here you’ll find covers of tunes made famous by Junior Wells, Magic Sam, Jimmy Dawkins, Big Time Sarah, and more. Those songs are performed by current and classic artists like Jimmy Burns, Omar Coleman, Lil’ Ed, Shirley Johnson and many more (ok, 9 more). Recorded in the studio Delmark built back in the 90s to be able to record and release new blues albums, and all of the artists here are backed by the raucous, rollicking house band. Check out the legendary Jimmy Burns performing Big Joe Williams classic “She Left Me A Mule To Ride.”