Probably the two biggest influences on Johnny B. Moore's sound are Muddy Waters and Magic Sam. Johnny's first big break came in '75 when he joined Koko Taylor's Blues Machine and recorded on her Grammy Award winning album, the Earthshaker. In '77 he joined Willie Dixon's Chicago Blues All-Stars. (Previously deleted: 7/1/10 Original release date: 7/10/97) "With his Mississippi roots and solid commitment to Chicago's West Side blues sound, Johnny B. Moore has much in common with Johnny Littlejohn and Magic Sam - two of his mentors. Like those artists, Moore's blues is hard-edged, quirky, and beautiful. Troubled World captures him at his best." - Living Blues.