- Performer:Byther Smith
- Title:I'm a Mad Man
- Style:Chicago Blues,Electric Blues,Modern Electric Blues,Regional Blues
- Date of release:1993
- Recording date:July, 1992
- Recording location:Studio Six, Memphis, TN
- Size FLAC version1493 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1247 megabytes
- Size WMA version1988 megabytes
- Formats:MOD VOX AU AIFF AUD DMF
Find out at which radio station you can hear Byther Smith - Play the blues in Paris. Album: I'm a Mad Man, 1993. Has been played on. Israel 8. Joint Radio Blues.
Byther Smith is a true Living Legend of the Chicago blues scene and during his long lasting career he worked with the greatest of the Chicago blues artists like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed and Otis Rush. Born in Monticello, Mississippi on April 17, 1933 young Byther Smith got his first musical experiences with gospel music, a music that he returned to at various stages of his career.
Strictly judging from the lyrical sentiment of his recordings, it might be wise not to make Chicago guitarist Byther Smith angry. Smitty's uncompromising songs are filled with threats of violence and ominous menace (the way blues used to be before the age of political correctness), sometimes to the point where his words don't even rhyme. A couple of acclaimed singles for . the two-part "Give Me My White Robe") and BeBe ("Money Tree"/"So Unhappy") spread his name among aficionados, as did a 1983 album for Grits, Tell Me How You Like It. The rest of the country then began to appreciate Smitty, thanks to a pair of extremely solid albums on Bullseye Blues: 1991's Housefire (first out on Grits back in 1985) and I'm a Mad Man two years later. With two sets on Delmark and a stepped-up touring itinerary, Smitty really hit his stride.
album Weekly Top. album Pop Hotlist. music noteChords for Byther Smith - Play the blues in Paris. Byther Smith ~ ''Tell Me How You Like It''(Modern Electric Chicago Blues 1985). Chords: F E. Bm. A. B. F C 7:49. Byther Smith - I'm A Mad Man - "I Got So Much Love". Byther Smith - Five Long Years. Byther Smith - 35 Long Years.
Smith is a journeyman Chicago Blues singer/guitarist who paid his dues in the '60s and '70s working the city's South and West Side clubs backing a virtual who's who of Chicago artists. On his own, he is a formidable singer who delivers intense material with the fervor of a testifying Soul shouter. He is also a lean and economical guitarist who inventively conveys big ideas with a minimum of notes.
CreditsJames P. Anderson - Guitar (Rhythm)
Lloyd Anderson - Drums
Scott Billington - Design
Mike Boyle - Bass (Electric)
Joe Brescio - Mastering
Wayne Jackson - Trombone, Trumpet
Ron Levy - Arranger, Director, Organ, Piano, Producer
Andrew Love - Sax (Tenor)
Terry Manning - Assistant Producer, Engineer, Mixing
The Memphis Horns - Arranger, Director, Group
Marc PoKempner - Photography
Byther Smith - Arranger, Composer, Director, Guitar, Primary Artist, Vocals
Jim Spake - Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor)
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|2||Comin' Home Byther Smith||Byther Smith||5:08|
|3||I'm in a Hole Byther Smith||Byther Smith||3:55|
|4||Mad Man Byther Smith||Byther Smith||3:30|
|5||Get Outta My Way Byther Smith||Byther Smith||4:40|
|6||Play the Blues in Paris Byther Smith||Byther Smith||6:00|
|7||You Don't Know Me, Mary Byther Smith||Byther Smith||3:55|
|8||Your Mama's Crazy Byther Smith||Byther Smith||3:50|
|9||Funky Man Byther Smith||Byther Smith||2:50|
|10||35 Long Years Byther Smith||Byther Smith||5:55|