Digitally re-mastered edition of this 1978 album from the Jazz guitarist. Sunny Side Up was his debut album and a massive hit for all concerned. It contains the Jazz Funk classic "Black Is the Color". The album also includes a much celebrated version of the Bill Withers smash "Lovely Day" while a full cast of musicians on this album includes David Sanborn, Richard Tee, Harvey Mason, Eddie Daniels, Randy Brecker and Eric Gale. Expansion.
Blues on the South Side is probably the best album slide guitarist Homesick James ever laid down (originally for Prestige in 1964). The stylistic similarities to his cousin, the great Elmore James, are obvious, but Homesick deviates repeatedly from the form. Tough as nails with a bottleneck, he goes for the jugular on "Goin' Down Swingin'", "Johnny Mae", and "Gotta Move", supported by pianist Lafayette Leake, guitarist Eddie Taylor, and drummer Clifton James.
Slide guitar blues is produced when a player uses some kind of tubular finger covering (usually made of metal or glass, like a bottleneck) to depress the strings of a guitar over the frets so that the strings are stretched and bent, producing a wavering tone. Traditionally slide guitar blues was played on resonator guitars, but a variety of acoustic and electric guitars have also been used. Blues slide guitar originated in the Mississippi Delta region where it was popularized by a number of blues players, including Robert Johnson. Electric slide guitar blues developed along with other electric blues styles with the migration of African-Americans north to Chicago in the 1940s.