Fast Fingers

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
First released in 1969, after guitarist Jimmy Dawkins had served a long apprenticeship as a sideman in the Chicago electric blues scene, Fast Fingers remains one of the finest pure electric blues albums of its era. Dawkins proves to be a solid songwriter and an able singer, although the best moments on the album invariably come when he tears off a casually perfect, deeply soulful, but never showy electric solo. Highlights include the stomping instrumental "Triple Trebles," featuring an outstanding Dawkins solo over a funky horn-driven rhythm, and the mellow, laid-back opener, "It Serves Me Right to Suffer." The album was finally reissued on CD in 1998 with a new cover and...
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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
First released in 1969, after guitarist Jimmy Dawkins had served a long apprenticeship as a sideman in the Chicago electric blues scene, Fast Fingers remains one of the finest pure electric blues albums of its era. Dawkins proves to be a solid songwriter and an able singer, although the best moments on the album invariably come when he tears off a casually perfect, deeply soulful, but never showy electric solo. Highlights include the stomping instrumental "Triple Trebles," featuring an outstanding Dawkins solo over a funky horn-driven rhythm, and the mellow, laid-back opener, "It Serves Me Right to Suffer." The album was finally reissued on CD in 1998 with a new cover and two fine outtakes from the original sessions, "Sad and Blues" which features an exceptional extended solo by Dawkins and "Back Home Blues," which is a 1969 recording with a new 1998 vocal by Dawkins.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/16/1998
  • Label: Delmark
  • UPC: 038153062323
  • Catalog Number: 623
  • Sales rank: 39,237

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy Dawkins Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Eddie Shaw Tenor Saxophone
Lester Dorsie Drums
Ernest Gatewood Bass
Joe Harper Bass
Lafayette Leake Organ, Piano
Mighty Joe Young Guitar
Technical Credits
Robert G. Koester Producer
Lafayette Leake Contributor
Mighty Joe Young Contributor
Dave Antler Engineer
Steve Wagner Producer
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