LITTLE WHITT AND BIG BO
Moody Swamp Blues
produced by The Alabama Blues Project
Whitt and Bo have been playing the blues at festivals, house parties, fish fries, and family reunions for over 40 years in Alabama but have remained basically unknown outside of the deep south-until teaming up with the Alabama Blues Project.
On March 28, 1995, Jolly "Little Whitt" Wells and "Big Bo" McGee left Alabama for the first time in their lives to tour Europe for over two months. They played over 50 performances in Ireland, Scotland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, and England, including The Gloucester Blues Festival in England and the Annual Spring Blues Festival in Ecaussines, Belgium.
Whitt and Bo appeared on several European television and radio programs as well, including a live performance on BBC radio.
The Alabama Blues Project had just produced Whitt and Bo's first CD, "Moody Swamp Blues," and put together the tour for the talented duo who toured with Debbie Bond as their opening act.
"Bo Starts off with a superb version of Walking Blues, his choked vocals and tense falsetto summoning up the spirit of Son House. Both that track and Can't Be Satisfied have spot-on Muddy Waters-style slide, and Bo delivers the goods vocally again."
Jim DeKoster - Living Blues, August 1995.
"From the first track, a version of Robert Johnson's Walking Blues, to the traditional Two Trains Running, Little Whitt Wells and Big Bo McGee sound as comfortable together as honey and butter, and every bit as smooth. Little Whitt's guitar moves through the two familiar Robert Johnson tunes as if he wrote them himself, while Big Bo's harmonica moans, sings, talks, and all but dances through these songs as well. Do whatever it takes to find this CD--and buy it."
Anthony Oliver - Blues Revue Magazine,