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Midnight Son

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I Believe
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No, No Baby
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Four Full Seasons Of Love
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Telephone Angel aka You're On My Mind
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Don't Bother Me
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On My Knees
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Don't Fool With My Baby
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Strung Out Woman
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Going Back Home
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 9   Total Length: 39:52

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John Morthland

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John Morthland has been writing about music since the days of electronically rechanneled stereo and duophonic sound. His name has darkened the mastheads of Roll...more »

07.27.11
Son Seals, Midnight Son
2009 | Label: Alligator Records

Seals was the most formidable Chicago blues newcomer of the ’70s, with his gruff voice and raw, blitzing guitar complementing each other menacingly. (Here, they’re set off by the addition of comparatively smooth horns.) And because he was originally a drummer, he took rhythm guitar as seriously he did lead, and knew from grooves. That’s why slower, more deliberate jams like “Telephone Angel” and “Going Back Home” pack as much punch as the romping “Four… read more »

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Alligator Records: 40 at 40

By John Morthland, Contributor

These are not easy times for blues. That's been true much of the time since Bruce Iglauer founded Alligator Records in Chicago in 1971, after he couldn't convince other local blues labels to record Hound Dog Taylor. The music has been declared dead several times since then, only to bounce back when a strong new figurehead artist has emerged. And yet — despite being regularly criticized, with no small amount of contradictions, for supposedly having too… more »

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A much more polished set than its predecessor, Midnight Son is a particularly effective effort with several numbers that remained in Son Seals on-stage repertoire for quite some time — “Telephone Angel,” “On My Knees,” the jumping “Four Full Seasons of Love.” The addition of a brisk horn section enhanced his staccato guitar attack and uncompromising vocals, rendering this his best set to date. – Bill Dahl