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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
George Thorogood & the Destroyers have never made their debt to Chess Records a secret, so an album-length tribute to the home of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, Chuck Berry, and Bo Diddley is a logical move for the rough and tumble blues-rockers. This is so firmly within Thorogood's wheelhouse that 2120 South Michigan Ave -- its name saluting the Chicago address of Chess Studios and the Rolling Stones instrumental saluting the hallowed location, the Stones' song turning a young Thorogood on to the wonders of Chicago blues -- feels like it could have been recorded at any stage in his career. Only the odd instance of Auto-Tune -- and it is truly odd...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
George Thorogood & the Destroyers have never made their debt to Chess Records a secret, so an album-length tribute to the home of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, Chuck Berry, and Bo Diddley is a logical move for the rough and tumble blues-rockers. This is so firmly within Thorogood's wheelhouse that 2120 South Michigan Ave -- its name saluting the Chicago address of Chess Studios and the Rolling Stones instrumental saluting the hallowed location, the Stones' song turning a young Thorogood on to the wonders of Chicago blues -- feels like it could have been recorded at any stage in his career. Only the odd instance of Auto-Tune -- and it is truly odd on an otherwise rocking version of "High Heel Sneakers" graced by a cameo by Buddy Guy -- marks this album as a 2011 release, and that's a good thing: the Destroyers are always best when they stick to the basics which these ten Chess covers, two newly written tributes, and Stones' cover are. Thorogood's specialty has never been subtlety, so barreling through these tunes at a breakneck pace is par for the course, but what makes the record work is the group's palpable love for the material, and producer Tom Hambridge's willingness to leave some grit in the grooves, an inclination that largely mitigates his temptation to occasionally dabble with an Auto-Tune that is entirely unnecessary for music this simple and raw.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/2011
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099902933825
  • Catalog Number: 29338
  • Sales rank: 84,059

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Going Back (3:24)
  2. 2 Hi-Heel Sneakers (3:29)
  3. 3 Seventh Son (3:06)
  4. 4 Spoonful (4:13)
  5. 5 Let It Rock (2:55)
  6. 6 Two Trains Running (Still a Fool) (5:12)
  7. 7 Bo Diddley (3:08)
  8. 8 Mama Talk To Your Daughter (2:30)
  9. 9 Help Me (4:02)
  10. 10 My Babe (3:20)
  11. 11 Willie Dixon's Gone (3:11)
  12. 12 Chicago Bound (2:58)
  13. 13 2120 South Michigan Ave. (4:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Thorogood & the Destroyers Primary Artist
George Thorogood Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Slide Guitar
Buddy Guy Guitar
Charlie Musselwhite Harmonica
Jim Suhler Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Billy Blough Bass
Kevin McKendree Piano, Hammond B3
Jeff Simon Drums
Tom Hambridge Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Buddy Leach Saxophone
Tommy Macdonald Bass
Rio Thorogood Background Vocals
Marla Thorogood Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
J.B. Lenoir Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
George Thorogood Composer
Alex Atkins Composer
Ralph Bass Composer
Shawn Berman Engineer
Richard Fleming Composer
Ellas McDaniel Composer
McKinley Morganfield Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II] Composer
Tom Hambridge Composer, Producer
Mike Rector Guitar Techician
Chris Morris Liner Notes
Harry Gale Engineer
James A. Lane Composer
Mike Tholen Engineer
Mark Holley Graphic Design
Andrew Mendelson Mastering
Susan Lavoie Art Direction
Nanker Phelge Composer
Mike Donahue Executive Producer
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  • Posted November 18, 2011

    Rockin' the house!

    These guys are as strong as ever. If the tunes don't want to make you go out and buy a ticket to their next concert, I don't know what will!
    Keep rockin' George and the Delaware Destroyers!!

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