Help Yourself

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Help Yourself 43:16 $11.98
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1 Who Loves You Baby [Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater] 02:59 $1.49 Buy
2 Help Yourself [Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater] 03:53 $1.49 Buy
3 Set It Out [Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater] 02:40 $1.49 Buy
4 All Your Love [Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater] 04:03 $1.49 Buy
5 Chicago Weather Woman [Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater] 03:35 $1.49 Buy
6 Crossover [Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater] 04:32 $1.49 Buy
7 That's My Baby [Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater] 02:44 $1.49 Buy
8 Big Time Gambler [Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater] 04:36 $1.49 Buy
9 Little Bit of Blues [Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater] 03:15 $1.49 Buy
10 Poison Ivy [Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater] 02:56 $1.49 Buy
11 Messed Up World [Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater] 05:08 $1.49 Buy
12 We're Out of Here [Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater] 02:55 $1.49 Buy

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It's time to help yourself to Eddy Clearwater's high-energy hybrid of intense West Side blues and relentless rockabilly. The southpaw guitarist has been a Chicago favorite for 35 years, and his uncommon versatility is dazzingly displayed on this disc. Stereotyped for too long as a Chuck Berry disciple, Eddy's late '50s/early '60s records for Atomic-H, LaSalle and Federal included blistering rockers as well as gritty blues. On this set, he's entirely his own man, jauntily swinging the infectious "Crossover" and "That's My Baby" and delivering a tortured minor-key "Messed Up World" (blazing harp on the latter pair courtesy of fellow windy city legend Carey Bell). Eddy Remains ready to rock - witness the country-tinged "Set It Out" and a bouncy "Who Loves You Baby." But two sublime lights-out originals, "Chicago Weather Woman" and "Big Time Gambler," and tributes to Jimmy Reed (the title track) and Otis Rush remind us just how deep the Chief's blues roots run. With his loose limbs and omnipresent onstage grin, Eddy Clearwater takes a back seat to no one in the showmanship department. But he proves here that he's a genuine Chicago blues innovator, rocking the house one minute and tearing it down the next with his unique hillbilly blues synthesis. - Bill Dahl

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"Judging by the effortless way in which southpaw blues guitarist Eddy Clearwater hurls out his boogies, shuffles, and aching blues ballads here, he had the time of his life. This is stout stuff that explodes out of the chute. Clearwater packs this album with one blues rush after another." - Down Beat