Telarc Releases Junior Wells’ Come On In This House On SACD


Telarc has released Junior Wells’ Come On In This House, the bluesman’s final studio recording before his death in 1998, on Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD).

Sony founded SACD, a technology based on a new digital encoding process called Direct Stream Digital (DSD). The one-bit system samples the musical signal over 2.8 million times per second. (Regular CD technology is called PCM, for Pulse Code Modulation, and is based on a sampling frequency of 44,100 times per second and a 16-bit “word length.”) DSD generates a digital “pulse train” that appears similar to the analog waveform it represents. Telarc will have approximately 36 titles available in six-channel SACD format by June.

This technology brings a whole new listening experience to Come On In This House, on which Wells blows harp and inspires the best from an array of guest guitar soloists—Tab Benoit, Corey Harris, Alvin “Youngblood” Hart, Sonny Landreth, Bob Margolin, John Mooney and Derek Trucks—with a rhythm section that includes drummer Herman Ernest III, pianist Jon Cleary and bassist Bob Sunda. The album was originally released in 1996 as a CD.

For more information, go to Telarc’s web site at

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