KIM WILSON ‘Take Me Back!’


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Some combinations, it seems, make for natural success. Veteran bluesman Kim Wilson’s return, after a gap of seventeen years, to M.C. Records for new album Take Me Back (released worldwide this October 9th) reunites a pairing which previously resulted in two Grammy nominations (for the albums Smokin’ Joint and Lookin’ For Trouble). Take Me Back is Wilson’s first solo album since 2017s Blues and Boogie Vol 1. Seasoned blues fans will need no introduction to the renowned vocalist and harp player, whose work with the Fabulous Thunderbirds alone would be enough to secure him a place in the history books. Muddy Waters cited Wilson as his favourite harpist and the past years have seen collaborations with Peter Frampton, Mark Knopfler, Buddy Guy and a whole host of A-lister’s.

This album was recorded ‘live in the studio’ in mono at BigTone Studios. Surely the perfect setting for any roots player, BigTone specialize in live-to-tape recordings, using authentic classic equipment, mics, pre-amps and limiters. We get a generous sixteen tracks on this release, a mix of standards and Wilson originals, with a band line-up including guitarist/producer Kid Andersen (himself, a former collaborator with the great Charlie Musselwhite), fellow harpist and bass-player Troy Sandow, blues/reggae guitarist (and Alligator Records alumni) Rusty Zinn and the soul/blues expert Marty Dodson on drums.