Jimmy Dawkins – West Side Chicago Blues – DVD
The latest release in the retrospective series of blues performance documentaries from JSP Records and Blues Archive features Jimmy Dawkins who was an important figure in Chicago blues from the 1950’s onwards. His unique style of guitar playing is showcased in this rare full performance video shot in 2000.
THE BLUESMAN’S BLUESMAN
In a serious business - it’s the Blues, after all – few achieved the seriousness of Jimmy Dawkins. Initially known for his fast fingering, he was just as capable of playing with the powerhouse economy that comes only after years of experience.
Here’s Jimmy at his majestic and unique best. Expert filming and good sound reveal much of his artistry.
1. West Side Jammin 2. Its Gonna Be Alright/Every Day I Have The Blues 3. All Your Love 4. Thats Alright 5. Im Goin Down 6. Just a Lonely Guitar Man 7. Baby You Dont Have to Go 8. My Home Chicago 9. Jimmys Jam 10. Rock Me Baby 11. Interview with Jimmy Dawkins 2000
Jimmy Dawkins (guitar, vocals) , Sonny Black (rhythm & lead guitar) , Bob Haddrell (keyboards) , George Pearson (bass guitar) , Damon Sawyer (drums)
Recorded 15th July 2000 at the Welsh R&B Festival, Wrexham Wales
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