2120 South Michigan Ave.

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by George Thorogood & the Destroyers
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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:
07/12/2011
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
5099902933825
catalogNumber:
29338
Rank:
97510

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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
James A. Lane   Composer
Mike Tholen   Engineer
Mark Holley   Graphic Design
Susan Lavoie   Art Direction
Rolling Stones   Composer
Mike Donahue   Executive Producer
Harry Gale   Engineer

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dd 2120 South Michigan Ave. 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
gypsycaboose More than 1 year ago
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!!