Young: "Tore Up From The Floor Up"
the prominent presence of celebrated blues artist Howlin'
Wolf in her family tree, singer Zora Young grew up singing
not blues, but gospel. Even when the Mississippi native
shook off her roots at the age of seven to relocate
with her family to Chicago, she attended the Greater
Harvest Baptist Church and continued to sing gospel.
It wasn't until later that she switched over to R&B,
and evolved into a powerhouse blues vocalist with three
decades of experience behind her. She has performed
with a long list of artists, including Junior Wells,
Jimmy Dawkins, Bobby Rush, Buddy Guy, Professor Eddie
Lusk, Albert King, and B.B. King. Her recording credits
include collaborations with Willie Dixon, Sunnyland
Slim, Mississippi Heat, Paul deLay, and Maurice John
Vaughn, among others. "
Zinn: "The Chill"
Alligator release, THE CHILL, features his forceful, tasteful,
fat-toned guitar playing and R&B-inflected vocals
on a vibrant mix of obscure blues songs and heart-pounding
originals. Featuring twelve songs (with five Zinn originals),
THE CHILL swings, rocks and rolls from start to finish.
From the soulful Ladies Choice to the pumping She’s
Got Style to the down home Moonlight Blues (with a guest
appearance by Elvin Bishop) THE CHILL will bring Zinn
to the top of the blues world. Little Charlie Baty called
Rusty, “The most impressive guitarist I’ve
heard in years. He’s the real deal.” “Zinn’s
sharp and assertive guitar work is one of the undersung
pleasures of the current blues scene,” shouted Down
Beat. The album will no doubt make these words ring true
all over the world."