Billy Boy Arnold\'s incisive harmonica sound first caught the national ear on a series of mid-Fifties hits by Bo Diddley. Arnold\'s own Vee-Jay singles from the same period later provided fodder for such rock artists as the Animals, the Yardbirds, David Bowie, and the Blasters. For his gripping 1963 session, Arnold\'s first LP, he surrounded himself with the cream of the Chicago blues scene, including guitarist Mighty Joe Young, pianist Lafayette Leake, and bassist-brother Jerome Arnold, then with the Butterfield Blues Band. Besides the original dozen album tracks, this compact disc contains a never-before-released instrumental titled "Playin\' with the Blues."
School Time, Goin\' by the River, You Don\'t Love Me No More, You\'re My Girl, Oh Baby, Evaleena, I Love Only You, Two Drinks of Wine, I\'ll Forget About You, Billy Boy\'s Blues, You Better Cut That Out, Get Out of Here, plus CD bonus track Playing with the Blues
with Mighty Joe Young, Lafayette Leake, Jerome Arnold, Junior Blackmon