Jimmy Dawkins

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Jimmy Dawkins
Tell Me Baby

Jimmy Dawkin's blues are instantly recognizable, for although they have been honed over five decades, along with that experience they still retain the youthful excitement, energy and feel that artists like Magic Sam, Otis Rush and, of course, Dawkins himself brought to Chicago's West Side clubs in those trailblazing years of the late 50's and early 60's. If you close your eyes as you listen to this, his latest Fedora recording, you will be instantly transported back to clubs like the Pink Poodle, the Big Squeeze or the Copa Cabana; the band laying down a tight ensemble shuffle rhythm over which Dawkins lays his biting guitar licks whilst roaring out his vocals in a voice that proclaims, through it's intensity and angst, "my name is trouble and pain...lowdown blues and trouble, the blues is my name". Through his powerful music, Jimmy Dawkins leaves you in no doubt that he is the 'Gitar King', the 'West Side Guitar Hero', 'Keeper Of the Flame', the undisputed king of West Side Chicago blues.

Jimmy Dawkins- guitar/vocals; Franck Goldwasser- guitar; Rich Kirch- guitar; John Suhr- organ; Danny Camarena- bass; Chris Millar- drums.

Tracks: Tell Me Baby; Falling Tears; Kotten Field Jump; Mean O' Blues; Gitar King; Mid Nite Boogie; Tired Of Krying; Bring It Back; Rumping 'N' Stomping; Hard Life Blues.

 Tell Me Baby

 Kotten Field Jump

 Mean O' Blues

 Gitar King

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