Release: September 10, 2021
Label: Continental Blue Heaven
Big Daddy Wilson, the well-respected North Carolina-born bluesman, who made his name on the European scene with acclaimed albums like Love Is The Key (2009) Thumb A Ride (2011), I’m Your Man (2013), Time (2015) and 2017’s Neck Bone Stew has walked a winding road to finally come to record these Hard Time Blues.
With the release of Deep In My Soul in 2019, Daddy Wilson felt his music and career had come full-circle in style. “I see it as a journey,” he said of his incredible backstory. “It’s the journey of a man who found himself deep in this beautiful music called the blues and finally, after 25 years, made it back home…
But the road did not end there, and Wilson’s new album is taking things even a few steps further:
“Hard Time Blues – Is a reflection of the time we are living in right now and all the anxieties that
life brings….Corona, Poverty, Injustice and other hardships. It also embraces the different styles of Big Daddy Wilson, Blues, Soul, R & B, Country and Gospel . Like Willie Dixon says:” Blues is the Root, everything else is the fruit.”
My intent with this album was to show a more modern side of Big Daddy Wilson. To reach out a bit more, to use the Soul and R & B that has influenced me throughout the years. But I still wanted to be true to the blues and my spiritual roots.
The song “ HARD TIME BLUES” came to me by way of Eric Bibb and Glen Scott. A beautiful blues song, spiced with the spirit of Soul and R & B and blessed with the Mojo of Glen Scott. This song is also blessed with the Troubadour spirit: the story telling of the great Eric Bibb.
This album is full of LOVE, FAITH and HOPE, this is my TESTIMONY.
So I thought it be fitting to call the album” HARD TIME BLUES”. I just want to reach out to as many people as I can, with this message: put a little Love in your heart.….we need each other.” – Big Daddy Wilson
1/A1 Yazoo City
2/A2 City Streets (Ps 23)
3/A3 Hard Time Blues
4/A4 Poor Black Children
6/A6 He Cares For Me
7/B1 Dearly Beloved
8/B2 New Born
9/B3 I Can’t Help But Love You
10/B4 A Letter
11/B5 Maybe It’s Time
13/B7 He Cares For Me (remix)
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