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Studebaker John & The Hawks – Rockin’ The Blues ’85

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Biography
Taking his stage name from an automobile he once owned, Studebaker John Grimaldi was a product of the vibrant blues scene of Chicago's West Side. Born November 5, 1952, his father was himself an amateur musician, and as a youngster, Grimaldi began playing the many instruments lying about the house. Becoming a fixture at the open-air flea markets in the Maxwell Street area -- a venue for countless blues buskers -- he began focusing on harmonica after catching performances from the likes of Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson; after taking in a Hound Dog Taylor club date, Grimaldi also turned to guitar. He formed the blues-rock band the Hawks during the early '70s as a showcase for his reedy vocals, primal harp sound, and blistering slide guitar skills, and in the years to follow also developed into a fine songwriter. ~ Jason Ankeny

Track Listing:
1. Come On - 2:46   2. Rockin' The Blues - 5:50   3. She Knows She Got A Good Thing - 2:48   4. I Heard Talk - 3:54   5. That Cadillac/You're Fine - 7:08   6. She Gets Me - 3:58   7. Studebaker '63 - 3:39   8. Boogie Feelin' - 5:36   9. Pleasure And Pain - 4:26   10. Can't Help Myself - 4:01   11. Low rider - 4:02

Personnel:
Studebaker John (slide, harmonica, vocals) , Rick Kreger (guitar) , Ron Regnas (bass) , Ken Nelson (additonal guitar) , Bob Carter (drums)
Produced by Studebaker John
Recorded April 1985 at Steve Yates Studio, Morton Groove, Ill.

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