Don’t Mistreat A Fool

The first of the 1969/1971 sessions on Don’t Mistreat a Fool was recorded at the Thunderbird Motel in Chicago, along with Edwards’...

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  • The first of the 1969/1971 sessions on Don’t Mistreat a Fool was recorded at the Thunderbird Motel in Chicago, along with Edwards’ friends Johnny Shines, Big Walter Horton and Big Joe Williams sitting in on some tracks. Born and raised in the Delta, Edwards knew and heard both legendary Delta bluesmen Charlie Patton and Robert Johnson in his youth, and his playing and singing are true to the Delta tradition, but seasoned with a taste of Chicago. This is pure, raw, acoustic blues, highlighted by Honeyboy’s gruff and uncommonly expressive singing voice. Some of these recordings were originally released on Adelphi double LP Really Chicago’s Blues, a classic which was a seminal record in Earwig CEO Michael Frank’s collection which propelled him to Chicago in 1972, where he met Honeyboy, and as the saying goes, the rest is history.

    1. Myrtle Mae
    2. Bull Cow Blues
    3. Hot Springs Blues
    4. Must I Break ‘Em On Down
    5. 61 Highway #2
    6. Little Boy Blue
    7. You Gonna Catch Trouble
    8. B&O Blues
    9. Love Honeyboy Slow
    10. Don’t Mistreat A Fool
    11. Howlin’ Wind
    12. You’re The One
    13. Meet The Mornin’ Train
  • Release Date: September 28, 1999

    © P 1999 Genes CD Co.

    Producers: Gene Rosenthal and Dan Doyle

    Musicians:
    David “Honeyboy” Edwards – guitar, vocals
    Big Walter Horton – harmonica
    Johnny Shines – guitar
    Michael Stewart – guitar
    Big Joe Williams – guitar

    recording: Gene Rosenthal – original analog engineer
    analog to digital conversion, Larry Packer
    digital editing and mastering, Gene Rosenthal and Larry Packer, Uncle Punchy Studios, Silver Spring, Maryland
    photography: G.L.Moore,Gene Rosenthal
    design: Track 7 Graphics, Memphis