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Comin' Back Hard
     

Comin' Back Hard

by Bobby Jones
 
Since singing with the legendary group the Aces, Louisiana native Bobby Jones has since been a virtual unknown nationally up until 2007, though he's been fairly active in his second home of Chicago. When he was "discovered" languishing in obscurity by Leon Blue and the Delta Grooves label, they finally offered him an opportunity to record.

Overview

Since singing with the legendary group the Aces, Louisiana native Bobby Jones has since been a virtual unknown nationally up until 2007, though he's been fairly active in his second home of Chicago. When he was "discovered" languishing in obscurity by Leon Blue and the Delta Grooves label, they finally offered him an opportunity to record. It's a good thing that everyone gets to hear what a fine, skilled, and strong vocalist he is. The richness of his solid, soul-sending voice is, in many ways, beyond compare, both in a retro and contemporary vein. Frankly, there are few singers who can match what he is putting down on this, his way-overdue debut as a leader. Backed by the rising star blues band the Mannish Boys and accompanied by a treasure trove of all-stars, Jones slashes his way through a set of blues classics, current-day funky tunes, two originals from bandmembers, and two from Ike Turner. Classic tracks include Junior Parker's rocker "Mystery Train" with vocalist Finis Tasby and harmonica by Randy Chortkoff on the side, the lesser-known Hank Ballard sub-hit "She's the One," and Johnnie Pate's great swing shuffle "Tired of Your Jive" done in the tough and disgusted B.B. King tradition. George Allen wrote "I Don't Know," while Jones slows the pace alongside the boogie piano of Fred Kaplan, and takes Mel London's "Cry for Me Baby" out for an upbeat spin, extolling his virtues. Jones is so superlative and commanding here, he carries all of these songs no matter the backup group of soloists, but he really shines on Willie Dixon's "Two Headed Woman," a shuffle with the twangy guitar of the Mannish Boys' Paris Slim, and tears up the swinger "Three Handed Woman" (right-handed, left-handed, and underhanded) with help from harmonica player Lynwood Slim and a keen eye for what goes down on the sly. Kid Ramos plays excellent lead guitar on five tracks, and Junior Watson joins in on two more. This is a great party album, easily apropo for your next get together, as it was for all of the great blues musicians who convened for the love of Bobby Jones, to create a treasure finally uncovered, shined up, and proudly placed on display.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/17/2009
Label:
Delta Groove Prod
UPC:
0850021001322
catalogNumber:
219

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Jones   Primary Artist,Vocals
Randy Chortkoff   Harmonica
Fred Kaplan   Piano,Hammond Organ
Tom Leavey   Electric Bass
Cynthia Manley   Background Vocals
David Woodford   Tenor Saxophone
Junior Watson   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Finis Tasby   Vocals
Ronnie James Weber   Electric Bass,Upright Bass
Bobby Lee Jones   Vocals
Lynwood Slim   Harmonica
Frank "Paris Slim" Goldwasser   Guitar
Kirk Fletcher   Guitar
Blake   Harmonica
Kid Ramos   Guitar
Richard 'Big Foot' Innes   Drums

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Hank Ballard   Composer
George Allen   Composer
Randy Chortkoff   Producer
David Z.   Producer,Engineer
Scott Dirks   Liner Notes
Ike Turner   Composer
Tom Leavey   Composer
Junior Parker   Composer
Ben Raleigh   Composer
Nathaniel McCoy   Composer
Janet Despenza   Composer
Tom Leavy   Composer
Joshua Temkin   Artwork,Cover Photo
Sam C. Phillips   Composer
Nathaniel McCoy   Composer
Melvin R. London   Composer
LP Weaver   Composer
Johnnie Pate   Composer
Hilda Taylor   Composer
Herman Junior Parker   Composer

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