Tail Dragger & His Chicago Blues Band - American People (1999)

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Tail Dragger & His Chicago Blues Band - American People (1999)
Tail Dragger & His Chicago Blues Band - American People (1999)

Artist: Tail Dragger & His Chicago Blues Band
Title Of Album: American People
Year Of Release: 1999
Label: Delmark
Genre: Chicago Blues
Format: MP3
Quality: 320 kbps44.1 Khz
Total Time: 60:01
Total Size: 142 Mb
Covers: Full
01. Bought Me A New Home (4:16)
02. American People (5:12)
03. You Gotta Go (5:56)
04. My Woman Is Gone (8:47)
05. Bertha (5:04)
06. My Head Is Bald (5:52)
07. Don't Start Me Talkin' (4:29)
08. Bad Boy (4:33)
09. Ooh Baby (Hold Me) (4:49)
10. Long Distance Call (5:57)
11. Betty (4:59)
James Yancey Jonesaka the Tail DraggerArkansas born and Chicago basedis pushing 60 but shows no sign of slowing down. A Howlin' Wolf devoteehe even apes the Wolf's deepgruff voice on occasion. But he has a distinctiveoak-solid voice of his ownsinging and shouting his way through these 11 numbersseven of which he wrote. Guitarists Rockin' JohnnyJohnny B. Mooreand Jimmy Dawkins are on one cutand harmonicists Billy Branch and Martin Langbassist Aron Burtonand drummers Baldhead Pete and Rob Lorenz help out on othersall in tune with the Dragger's feverish notions. Primarily a pleader asking forgiveness for mean mistreatinghe has the ultimate blues experience talking about love won and lostwondering whyand stating his case. Songs about "Bertha" and "Betty" are sweeterclearly about women he's known"You Gotta Go" is a typical 12-bar blueswith tenor saxophonist Eddie Shaw's honking urging the woman out the doorand "Bought Me a New Home," another 12-barstates "new housenew woman." At his most Wolf-ishthe Dragger's voice is lower pitched and more pronounced for the near-nine-minute endless vamp "My Woman Is Gone," with Branch's searing harmonicaand twin guitarists Moore and Rockin' Johnnyand the rhythm section signifying the ramblin' juggernaut sound that was the Wolf. "My Head Is Bald," with Dawkinsis king-snake patient and delicious. A "Killin' Floor"-type version of Wolf's "Ooh Baby" further examines the Dragger's hero worship of Wolf. There's also a fine take of Sonny Boy Williamson's quick stop-and-go "Don't Start Me to Talkin'," with Lang's fine harmonica exclamations. There's a deliberate Eddie Taylor evergreen "Bad Boy," and a nice cover of the Muddy Waters classic "Long Distance Call," where the Dragger comes a bit out of his Wolf shell. The title track is destined to be be a time capsule/historical noveltythe Dragger singing about the Clinton-Lewinsky affairtaking the President's sidetelling people to "forgive himlet him do his job." A pretty finepure blues recording from an underappreciated roots singer in the general scheme of things. Maybe he should cop more to the Wolf. We all could use it in these troubled days. Recommended. ~Review by Michael G. Nastos



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