Valerie Wellington – Million Dollar Secret
This is an album covering some of the greatest songs ever written in the genre. Songs we have been singing and playing for years that audiences have asked so many times why we haven't recorded. So here they are, all in one place. The band members are joined by some old friends to round out the unique soaring sound that they have become known for. Check out the interplay between Henry Nagle's pedal steel lines and Doug Adamz's harmonica or the way that John Caulfield's fiddle keeps it all honest.
1. Down In The Dumps - 2:52 2. Million Dollar Secret - 4:03 3. Independent Blues - 2:47 4. Cold Cold Feeling - 5:25 5. Smokestack Lightning - 3:38 6. Dirty No-Gooder’s Blues - 3:56 7. My Baby Treats Me Like A Stepchild - 3:52 8. You Can't Have My Monkey - 2:50 9. Bad Avenue - 4:33 10. Love Don't Love Nobody - 2:27 Bonus: 11. Wild About You - 3:04 12. Voodoo Blues - 5:26
Valerie Wellington (vocals) , John Primer (guitar) , Magic Slim (guitar on 1,2,4-6,8-10,12) , John Littlejohn (slide guitar on 3,7,11) , Billy Branch (harmonica) , Sunnyland Slim (piano) , Aaron Burton (bass on 1-3,6,8,10) , Nick Holt (bass on 4,5,7,9,11,12) , Casey Jones (drums on 1-3,6,8,10) , Nate Applewhite (drums on 4,5,7,9,11,12)
1. AllMusic - Niles J. Frantz
Wellington is a powerful yet subtle vocalist, backed by some of the best Chicago blues players, including Sunnyland Slim, Billy Branch, Casey Jones, and Magic Slim & the Teardrops. The CD reissue contains two bonus tracks.