CASH MC CALL
This "buried treasure" from sessions held in 2014 and 2015 features a powerhouse combination of musicians, in addition to the late Cash McCall. Welton Gite on bass (Marvin Gaye, Steppenwolf), Tennyson Stephens on piano (Phil Upchurch, Natalie Cole) and James Gadson (one of R&B's most recorded drummers) join composer and guitarist Jim Koeppel to create this Chicago blues treasure, written specifically for McCall by his dear friend.
Produced by Jim Koeppel, ‘Blues Coming Down’ was recorded in Los Angeles in 2015 and makes its belated debut on January 29, 2021 - the day after McCall would have turned 80. ‘Blues Coming Down’ was a genuine collaboration between McCall & Koeppel. “That was his idea,” says Koeppel. “We were in Memphis. We were sitting in his carport with our guitars, in front of Willie Dixon’s van, which was in the driveway. I was like, ‘Man, this thing should be gold-plated and put in a museum!’ So, he said, ‘Hey, I’m working on this song. What do you think?’ And he played me that little part, and I was like, ‘Oh, let’s play it!’ We played it, and we kind of came up with the bridge.”