(1996 'Delmark') (65:30/14) Obwohl er seine erste Single bereits '59 aufnahm, folgt erst spät dies Album-Debut. Der jüngere Bruder von Eddie Burns hat einen durchaus eigenständigen Stil, der sowohl in den Wurzeln des Nachkriegsblues als auch in einigen wunderschönen Soulballaden liegt. Ein hörenswertes Album / the younger brother's of Eddie Burns recording career dates as way back as '59. This is his first full-length album, though. His style is rooted in early post war urban blues, and also in deep Northern soul. Very good album. JIMMY BURNS - gtr/voc, ROCKIN' JOHNNY BURGIN - gtr, MARTIN LANGE - hca, SHO KOMIYA - bass, KELLY LITTLETON - drums.
Jimmy Burns, Born in 1943 near the Delta town of Dublin, Mississippi, embodies that increasingly rare combination of blues roots deep enough to tap into 'the real thing', while still possessing the youth and vitality to present his music with plenty of life and real excitement. He honed his vocal skills singing with vocal groups in the '50s, and over the years has perfected an appealingly melodic, vocal-inflected contemorary guitar style to complement the down-home picking he'd learned in his youth.
In the studio Jimmy and his regular band played off one anotherwith a musical empathy that comes only from countless nights ofproving themselves on the bandstand. With Leaving HereWalking, Jimmy pays tribute to his earliest musicla inspirations,revisits the era of classic R&B, and presents well-craftedoriginals covering all the facets of his long and varied life inmusic.