2008 reissue of this collection from the great bluesman containing his most commercial and sought-after recordings from 1958-1960 including three previously unissued masters. One of the most prolific bluesmen of the post-war era, Jimmy McCracklin became a Rock 'N' Roll star during the late 1950s. After his Hot 100 hit 'The Walk' in 1958, McCracklin signed with Mercury Records. That memorable chapter in the pianist's lengthy and prolific career is captured in fabulous detail on 'The Mercury Recordings,' containing every existing master from his 1958-1960 contract. He wasn't on Mercury for long, but his brief stint makes for exciting listening. 13 tracks. Bear Family.