(1997 'Delmark') (70:11/12) Sehr traditionelles Harmonicablues-Album, das nicht von ausgefeilter Technik, Lautstärke und Geschwindigkeit lebt. Höhepunkte sind die intensiven, eher ruhigen Momente in Wheelers Blues, bei denen der Großvater Songs mit viel Tiefgang vorträgt. Für Bluesfreunde mit Ohren zum Hören / very traditional style harmonica blues. No high-speed gimmicks, no volume turned up. Intense songs. This grandfather's got something to tell. For fans with ears! BIG WHEELER - hca/voc, JAMES WHEELER - gtr, BOB STROGER - bass, BALDHEAD PETE - drums.
Golden 'Big' Wheeler was a young man when he left Beaconton, Georgia. He ended up in Chicago in July '54 where he heard Little Walter playing at 38th and State. They soon became friends but Walter taught him more about the streets than about music. By '56 Wheeler had his own band but was in and out of music for the next 35 years, working to feed his family.
Now he's into music full-time and the result, Jump In , is full of vibrant traditional blues. One listen to Wheeler's swooping and soaring harmonica, new compositions, uique voice and wonderful accompaniment will make you feel what a groovy date this was. Whereas Wheeler's first album, Bone Orchard (Delmark 661), featured a '50s-styled two-guitars-and-drums setting Jump In features Golden 'Big' Wheeler, vocals and harmonica; James Wheeler, guitar; Allen Batts, piano; Bob Stroger, bass; and Baldhead Pete, drums. This is a personal album from a personable blues gentleman so jump in!