Sidney Maiden : Trouble an' Blues

Sidney Maiden : Trouble an' Blues


Sidney Maiden (vocals, harmonica), K.C. Douglas (guitar)

Prestige Bluesville 3011

Analogue Productions Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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A1 - Buy Me An Airplane
A2 - Sweet Little Women
A3 - My Black Name
A4 - Sidney's Fox Chase
A5 - San Quentin Blues
A6 - Tell Me, Somebody
B1 - Blues An' Trouble
B2 - Hand Me Down Baby
B3 - Sidney's Worried Life Blues
B4 - Me And My Chauffeur
B5 - Coal Black Mare
B6 - I'm Goin' Back Home

Recorded on April 16, 1961 at Sierra Sound Laboratory in Berkeley, CA.

Louisiana-born singer and harmonica blower Sidney Maiden first made his mark in the blues world during the late Forties with Eclipse of the Sun, a number cut in Oakland with guitarist K.C. Douglas. Unlike many other Southern bluesmen who urbanized their styles after relocating to the West Coast, Maiden and Douglas stuck close to their rural roots. Maiden spent much of his career entertaining farm workers around Fresno, while Douglas became a favorite in Bay Area folkmusic circles. This 1961 reunion, recorded in Berkeley by Kenneth S. Goldstein and Chris Strachwitz, reveals that the two men had lost none of their old musical empathy and shows Maiden, in the words of annotator Larry Cohen, worthy of being mentioned along with the select few greats of the mouthharp.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Analogue Productions LP was remastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray at AcousTech, using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed on virgin vinyl at RTI.