Harmonica player Billy Boy Arnold cut his first records in Chicago more than 50 years ago... one of them being “I’m a Man” alongside Bo Diddley.
By the 1970s, European audiences had embraced Mr. Arnold in a big way. But his recording career dried up in the ’80s, and he found work as a bus driver and a parole officer.
Then Arnold signed with Chicago’s Alligator Records in 1993, releasing an album called “Back Where I Belong.” This brought his music career back to life.
A track off that album is available as a FREE MP3. Click here to hear “Young and Evil” on my Vox blog. To download it, click the song title below.
Billy Boy Arnold’s latest album came out earlier this year. “Billy Boy Sings Sonny Boy” is a tribute to the hugely influential Chicago bluesman John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson.
“Young And Evil” (MP3)
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