Jimmy Dawkins – Feel The Blues
This 1985 album captures Dawkins with a regular working band blasting through a set of his original tunes.
Always one of the most interesting and creative Chicago bluesmen, Jimmy Dawkins rose to notice as part of the, then, newest generation of Chicago guitarists like Magic Sam, Buddy Guy and Otis Rush - with his stinging, emotion-laden guitar he was at least their equal. He is a serious blues artist who doesn't go in for crowd-pleasing histrionics. He excels in the recording studio where he is always focused, disciplined and supremely creative.
Here, Jimmy plays tough and intensive guitar and allows himself just enough latitude to cut loose without descending into meandering. Also here are prime examples of his superb songwriting.
And then there is his superb band. With completely remixed and remastered sound they have never sounded better.
1. (If You Got To) Love Somebody - 6:19 2. Highway Man Blues - 7:35 3. Last Days - 8:33 4. Feel The Blues - 4:41 5. Christmas Time Blues - 5:06 6. Have A Little Mercy - 7:58 7. We Got Go - 5:24 8. So Good To Me - 6:26 9. (If You Got To) Love Somebody (Alternate Take) - 5:57 10. So Good To Me (Alternate Take) - 5:16
Jimmy Dawkins (vocals, guitar) , Rick Kurch (guitar) , Professor Eddie Lusk (keyboards) , Michael Scott (drums)
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