Personnel includes: Floyd Jones, Eddie Taylor (guitar); Big Walter Horton (harmonica); Otis Spann (piano); Fred Below (drums).
Compilation producers: Frank Scott, Bruce Bromberg.
Personnel: Floyd Jones (vocals, guitar); Eddie Taylor (vocals, guitar); Big Walter Horton (harmonica); Otis Spann (piano); Fred Below (drums).
Audio Remixer: Mark Linett.
Recording information: One-Derful Studios, Chicago, IL (06/1966).
Photographers: Frank Scott; Pete Welding.
Eight priceless 1966 tracks by tragically underrecorded guitarist Floyd Jones are paired for this CD with eight more by sessionmate Eddie Taylor. Produced in both cases by Testament boss Pete Welding with Big Walter Horton on harp, pianist Otis Spann, and drummer Fred Below lending their collective hands, Jones re-creates his dour, uncompromising "Dark Road," "Hard Times," and "Stockyard Blues" with an early-'50s sense of purpose. ~ Bill Dahl
Living Blues (9-10/94, p.80) - "...MASTERS OF MODERN BLUES combines a pair of Windy City stalwarts in exemplary full band performances..."