Big Boss Man (Original by Jimmy Reed) – 1961 Uptown Records, USA
I’m Tired – LUPIN, USA
Yet another Brazennose Street Twisted Wheel instrumental. Robert Ward was a blues guitarist who was feared dead but rediscovered in the 1990s but then died in 2008. Big Boss Man was one of the blues standards that most ‘beat’ groups in the early sixties featured in their playlist at some point in the evening.
From the FLIPSIDE RECORDS CD Sales Blurb:-
Instrumental. Robert Ward and the Ohio Untouchables-I’m Tired/Uptown- 45- Mono-LuPine L1011 – 2nd pressing, 1962. Great soul/blues release by this offshoot group of the Falcons (later to evolve into the Ohio Players). A side is extremely soulful Falcons-style tune with a red hot solo from the great Robert Ward (mentor to Lonnie Mack!)- B side is sax-driven instrumental remake of Big Boss Man.
He and The Ohio Untouchables backed the Falcons on their recordings (Wilson Picket).
Another of their tracks I’m Tired – LUPIN USA, was heard at the ‘Wheel’.
Born: October 15, 1938
Died: December 25, 2008)