Swississippi Chris Harper – Four Aces and a Harp
Swississippi Records 2010
The Four Aces are Jimmy Burns, John Primer, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith and Robert Stroger. They are joined by harp player Chris Harper. 18 cuts! Although Chris Harper was in charge of this endeavor (it’s his label) it’s more about the Aces. They all take turns at lead vocals. This disc also features a guest vocal by none other than Tail Dragger!
As I mentioned, there are 18 cuts; all are time-tested chestnuts. This disc is highly recommended for anyone that likes classic Chicago blues done right. It’s four veterans doing their thing. They recorded most of this “live” in the studio all within eyesight of one another and you get that vibe when you listen
Reviewed by Steve Bailey