Thursday, December 9, 2010

Classic Magic Sam Album 'West Side Soul' To Get Expanded Reissue In January

Chicago blues guitar legend Magic Sam's 1967 debut album, 'West Side Soul', will be reissued on January 18, 2011 by Delmark Records. The source material for the special edition digipak version is the original 1967 analog stereo mix by Stu Black who recorded many of Delmark's classic 1960s blues and jazz recordings.

One of the greatest electric blues albums of all time, 'West Side Soul' was chosen by Living Blues magazine as one of its top ten Desert Island Blues Discs.

The albums 12 songs include the classics "That's All I Need", "I Need You So Bad", "Feelin' Good", "All Your Love", "Don't Want No Woman", "Sweet Home Chicago" "Mama Talk To Your Daughter" and more. Also included are rare radio promos for Magic Sam performances, rare photos and an essay by writer Don Wlcox.

Magic Sam's life and career was cut short when he suddenly died of a heart attack on December,1 1969. He was 32 years old.

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