Snooky Pryor Review by the Blues Blast Magazine

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Blues Blast Magazine was founded in 2007 by blues fan and publisher Bob Kieser. Based in the United States with writers across the globe, Blues Blast Magazine provides in depth artist interviews, honest music reviews, coverage of events and performances plus great photos and videos all for FREE!”

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Snooky Pryor created the amplified down home sound of post-war Chicago Blues. His singin´ and harp playing was influenced by John Lee Williamson (Sonny Boy I.) He recorded in the 50´s on the Labels J.O.B., Parrot & Vee Jay Records. In the 70´s and 80´s he toured again frequently and also recorded great CD´s (mostly on Electo-Fi Records and Blind Pig). In the 70´s he recorded the Wolf-CD “Sad and Lonesome” with Homesick James and also toured Austria. This CD is a mix of unreleased live and studio recordings!!!
Special guest is Homesick James, who is also singing two songs!! This CD is Blues history !

The Review of the Blues Blast Magazine Issue 13-6 February 7, 2019:

“….So proclaims the cover of All My Money Gone, a masterful compilation of previously unreleased recordings from the one and only James Edward “Snooky” Pryor. Promoted and released by Wolf Records International, it features over an hour of blistering blues: six originals and eight classic covers, including Tommy Johnson’s “Big Road Blues,” “Ain’t That Just Like a Woman” by Claude Demetrius and Fliecie Moore, and a gut-wrenching version of Richard M. Jones’ “Trouble In Mind.” These tracks were first recorded in October 1979 in Austria. That makes them exactly – well, my age. Don’t dismiss them as old. Rather, think of them as “retro,” or “old but cool” (Wreck-It Ralph). That’s what they are, and the more you listen to them, the more these pure blues doubloons will shimmer….”

“…Even if you’re saying All My Money Gone, purchase this piece of Pryor perfection posthaste!..” READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE

Reviewer Rainey Wetnight is a 38 year old female Blues fan. She brings the perspective of a younger blues fan to reviews. A child of 1980s music, she was strongly influenced by her father’s blues music collection.

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