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All Music Guide - Bob Gottlieb
This 1997 release by Too Slim & the Taildraggers is chock-full of the wide-ranging spectrum of blues in its plethora of styles as done by this fun group in their own inimitable fashion. The thing that always seems to come through on this group's discs is their love of playing. This band is rooted in the blues, but they are not confined to any one style of playing, and the wide-roaming influences of non-commercial radio expose wider and wider varieties of music which burst out all over this disc. A brief sampling of the styles shows that you've got the rockabilly swing of "Uranium Blues," and the Chicago sound of "A Girl Like Mine," and the New Orleans-influenced, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bob Gottlieb
This 1997 release by Too Slim & the Taildraggers is chock-full of the wide-ranging spectrum of blues in its plethora of styles as done by this fun group in their own inimitable fashion. The thing that always seems to come through on this group's discs is their love of playing. This band is rooted in the blues, but they are not confined to any one style of playing, and the wide-roaming influences of non-commercial radio expose wider and wider varieties of music which burst out all over this disc. A brief sampling of the styles shows that you've got the rockabilly swing of "Uranium Blues," and the Chicago sound of "A Girl Like Mine," and the New Orleans-influenced, Caribbean-inflected rhythms of "Have to Let You Go." Their version of the old Duane Eddy/Lee Hazlewood tune "Tiger Love and Turnip Greens" has some excellent country-style picking and shows how far afield this group can range and still come out sounding good. One might question how much of this is played well with such wide variety; this band can stand and play toe to toe with bands that come from any particular genre. They have their licks down and play them with all the verve and intensity that any good band has. They have a strong foundation in blues and are able to rock & roll with any other group that has similar roots in any of these broad categories. Tim Langford guitarist, aka Too Slim and Thomas C. Brimm bass wrote ten of the 15 cuts, each of which can stand on its own. Particularly touching is "Blues for Eb," a song of tribute and love to an inspiration for this album. There are times the singing begins to fall a bit short, as on "Killing Me," but the playing never falters. This is a great group to put on and watch the miles float by on the highway, as there is always some mighty good playing and energy to keep you going.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/1997
  • Label: Burnside
  • UPC: 008781002824
  • Catalog Number: 28
  • Sales rank: 112,515

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Uranium Rock (4:14)
  2. 2 A Girl Like Mine (3:47)
  3. 3 Have to Let You Go (4:58)
  4. 4 You & Me (4:48)
  5. 5 Bad Boy (6:28)
  6. 6 One More Shot (2:41)
  7. 7 Blues for Eb (3:48)
  8. 8 Waitin' for the Sun to Shine (5:04)
  9. 9 Drinkin' Blues (4:42)
  10. 10 Nothin' But Trouble (3:47)
  11. 11 My Load (6:33)
  12. 12 Tiger Love & Turnip Greens (2:16)
  13. 13 Killin' Me (4:49)
  14. 14 Dollar Girls (6:52)
  15. 15 Comin' Home (3:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Too Slim & the Taildraggers Primary Artist
Peter Boe Organ, Piano
Tom Brimm Bass
Tim Langford Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Background Vocals, Indexed Contributor
Chris Mercer Saxophone
Curtis Salgado Harmonica, Vocals
Sierra Background Vocals
Too Slim Guitar
Terry Currier Background Vocals
John Cage Conga, Drums, Background Vocals
Frank Ruffolo Accordion
John Hodgkins Harmonica
D.K. Stewart Piano
Technical Credits
Mike Moore Engineer
Terry Currier Producer, Executive Producer
Keith Buckley Graphic Design
Eric Bryson Composer
Thomas C. Brimm Composer
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