Tail Dragger - Live At Roosters Lounge (CD, Album)

Jones performs straight Chicago blues in the vein of his mentor and friend as he redoes some of Wolf tunes along with some similarly structured originals and a few tunes associated with Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter and John Lee Hooker, although played in a Wolf-style.

Jones is an expressive singer who suggests Wolf but whose slurred diction does detract a bit from the forcefulness of the performances and the band plays idiomatically. On its own, an enjoyable, if unexceptional, recording. Martin Lang's harp playing also really stands out on this track. It is too bad that this tune is only on the DVD. On "Wander", another Tail dragger tune, we are treated to the fine guitar style of guest Jimmy Dawkins.

Dawkins has a rich deep tone and great blues licks in his guitar playing. He truly plays the blues. His interaction with Rockin' Johnny's guitar is good on this track. I must say, for me, the DVD is the way to go with this recording. Watching Tail Dragger strut his stuff, work the audience, pump up the band and present his vocals to us is one great blues show. It is really good to see Rockin' Johnny back playing the blues. Thanks again to Delmark Records and Bob Koester for presenting and preserving the blues as it should be.

A special note to my friend, Kevin Johnson of Delmark Records, just for seeing him in the audience enjoying the blues show at Rooster's Lounge. Labels: January-February Newsletter. This is deep blues Chicago style circa characterized by the interplay of wailing full tone harp and slashing electric guitars.

The world and music has changed a lot since those glory days of the postwar Chicago blues, but Tail Dragger has not. And that is a good thing. The Chicago blues was the music of the great black diaspora from the American south to the cities of the north that started during World War II. Like millions who arrived before him, he was working class.

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8 Replies to “Tail Dragger - Live At Roosters Lounge (CD, Album)”

  1. Recorded in a Chicago club in , this minute CD is every bit as engaging as My Head Is Bald. Live at Rooster's Lounge isn't engaging because Tail Dragger does anything groundbreaking; greatly influenced by Howlin' Wolf (and, to a lesser degree, Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters), Tail Dragger is unapologetically derivative. But he's 8/
  2. The first My Head Is Bald, Live at Vern's Friendly Tavern (DMK CD / DMK DVD) was chosen by Living Blues magazine as the Blues DVD of the Year ! "It oozes ambience, the atmosphere tangible" - Juke Blues Tail Dragger is now playing every Saturday night at Rooster's located on Chicago's West Side.5/5(2).
  3. Check out Live at Rooster's Lounge by Tail Dragger & Rockin' Johnny on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on neucacentiudersttit.kottdcomolpotkabulksanctymudedesmoi.co5/5(2).
  4. Tail Dragger is now playing every Saturday night at Rooster's located on Chicago's West Side. Delmark captured this exciting performance on the night of March 21, featuring Rockin' Johnny and Kevin Shanahan, guitar; Martin Lang, harmonica; Todd Fickler, bass; Rob Lorenz, drums; and special guest Jimmy Dawkins, guitar.5/5(1).
  5. hear the first screaming notes from the Howlin’ Wolf song “Louise” on Live at Rooster’s Lounge, the latest CD by Tail Dragger, aka James Y Jones. This is deep blues Chicago style circa characterized by the interplay of wailing full tone harp and slashing electric guitars. The.
  6. Live At Rooster's Lounge ‎ (CD, Album) Delmark Records: DE US: Sell This Version: DGPCD Tail Dragger* & Bob Corritore: Tail Dragger* & Bob Corritore - .
  7. was full of blues albums that were striving for authenticity. There were artists tackling Stax-style “Memphis soul” and others dishing out blues of the delta/folk variety, but no CD of nailed the Chicago sound like Tail Dragger’s LIVE AT ROOSTER’S LOUNGE. The man simply is Chicago blues! It is not a sound he is shooting for.
  8. A DVD, My Head Is Bald: Live at Vern's Friendly Lounge, was released in Live at Rooster's Lounge was issued in , also by Delmark Records. His joint work with Bob Corritore resulted in the CD and DVD release Longtime Friends in the Blues. Family. Jones has been married six times and has a number of children. Discography Albums.

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