Willie Clayton – Crossroad of the Blues (2017)

Posted by Zorn on July 5, 2017as

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Always-great work from Willie Clayton – a blues singer in scene, but one who often works with a sound that’s equal part southern soul – especially that late 70s moment when some of the older southern soul singers moved onto the Malaco Records blues scene! Willie’s recorded with Otis Clay in the past, and you can definitely hear a level of vocal phrasing that lives up to Clay’s legacy – set to instrumentation that’s a bit more Chicago electric blues overall, but well-crafted, without any sense of cliche. Titles include “We Had A Good Thang”, “Keep On Loving Me”, “Two Wrongs Don’t Make It Right”, “Backside Of Fifty”, “Bartender Blues”, and “Sneaking & Creeping”.