Monday, 1/17/11

by musicclipoftheday

Back in the ’70s, when I was at Alligator Records, I worked with this guy—coproducing albums, booking live performances, traveling to New York for a series of “showcase” performances (little pay, big exposure) at the Bottom Line (opening for Buddy Guy & Junior Wells). But I was a fan before that. In college I had a weekly radio show, where I often played his first album, released in 1973. Now, like so many others I worked with (Hound Dog Taylor, Big Walter Horton, Fenton Robinson, Koko Taylor, Albert Collins, et al.), he’s gone.

Son Seals, August 13, 1942-December 20, 2004

“I Think You’re Fooling Me,” live (TV broadcast), 1987

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“Your Love Is Like A Cancer” (The Son Seals Blues Band, Alligator, 1973)

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for . . . Son Seals, who left to work a better room

—Andrew Vachss, Mask Market: A Burke Novel (2006)