(1995 'Delmark') (59:40/10) this album was receorded 'live', both in the studio and before an supportive audience at a club in Chicago. Karren's got a powerful, expressive voice. The band is in good shape, particularly Moore. Recommended. KARREN CARROLL - voc, JOHNNY B. MOORE - gtr, BOB LEVIS - gtr, KEN SAYDAK - kbd, JOHNNY B. GAYDEN - bass, BALDHEAD PETE - drums.
The first four songs on Had My Fun will transport you to front row center so that you can experience an actual Karen Carroll club performance. Karen in such a natural entertainer that it is easy to get caught up in her show and never consciously realize that she is also one of the top blues singers. Although her style could be classified as "blues shouter", aficianados will appreciate the many intracacies of Karen's blues. For the rest of the album the attempt was to capture the live feel of the studio. Karen used the same hand-held microphone that she used at Blue Chicago that magic night of July 28th. Most of the recordings were done in one take without any overdubs on the entire album. So settle in and have yourself some FUN!