Robert Nighthawk – LIVE ON MAXWELL STREET 1964 – Rounder 2022


Robert Nighthawk’s voice has a warmth that comes from deep down in his soul. His guitar style is riviting and here, it includes some single-string slide playing reminicent of Muddy Waters. This album, originally released in `80 features this brilliant musician recorded live in Chicago, on Maxwell Street in 1964. Nighthawks’ recorded legacy is very small, so this live set is a welcome addition to any collection. The quality of the recording is not that great, but buy it anyway, as the performances are worth having and are quite rare.
Robert is accompanied by Johnny Young on guitar, Robert Whitehead on drums and the ex-Muddy Waters sideman, Carey Bell on bass and harmonica! The material is not made up of his originals, but Robert’s talents make each tune his own. The disc also includes an interview which was not on the original LP version. This CD is a must-have!
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