Great work from the legendary Magic Sam – a smoking Chicago bluesman of the 60s, and one who was taken away from us all too soon! The set captures Sam in a club in his west side home – playing with the kind of sharp and soulful style he soon made famous on his West Side Soul album for Delmark – served up here with an even grittier, rootsier sound! The recording is pretty great – and is especially great for Sam's tight guitar lines – and the set really documents that heady sound that made the west side scene so vibrant in the 60s. Titles include "Baby Scratch My Back
", "Just Like A Fish", "Reconsider Baby", "Juke", "Dirty Work Going On", "I'm Tore Down", and "All Your Love" – and the CD also features three bonus tracks from a 1969 European performance.