Release code: ODI144727
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Release Info: THE JIMMY DAWKINS BAND - Blisterstring
01. feel so bad 02. blue monday 03. chitlins con carne 04. she got the blues too 05. if you're ready 06. blues with a feeling 07. ode to billle joe 08. welfare line 09. shufflin the blues 10. people will talk 11. sea of luv
Another good 'un is The Jimmy Dawkins Band's Blistering (Delmark DE-641; 61:17). Recorded in 1975, it was the last session done at Chess Studios in Chicago. Some rough spots with the rhythm section, a few glaring clams here and there and at times meandering, but it does provide some prime examples of Dawkins' killing, sustaining tone. Interesting covers of Dave Bartholomew's "Blue Monday," Kenny Burrell's "Chitlins Con Carne," Little Walter's "Blues With A Feeling" and Bobbie Gentry's "Ode To Billie Joe," interspersed by tons of aggressive guitar work from one of the rawest from Chicago's West Side.