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Wednesday, June 8, 2005

All night long

Through the miracle of eBay, I have acquired a cheap but fine copy of an album I have missed for a long time. It's called Blues Deluxe, and it's a piece of the blues action at the 1980 Chicagofest. Friends from Chicago who spent a few years with us here in Portland turned me on to this thing. It really cooks from start to finish -- Muddy Waters, Son Seals, Mighty Joe Young and others are superb -- but the highlight for me is old Willie Dixon growling out his classic "Wang Dang Doodle" at the end. He's got the crowd eating out of his hand the whole way, and you can feel how happy his band is to be up there with him. They sure did pitch one that night.

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