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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Jimmy Rogers, one of Chess Records' less well-known recording artists under his own name though he was a mainstay of Muddy Waters' band in the early '50s, was well-represented by the two-CD set Complete Chess Recordings issued in 1997, the year of his death. But that collection, with its numerous alternate takes, was a little more than the average blues fan needed, so this still-generous one-disc, 22-track distillation is a welcome addition to his catalog. Though Rogers did not formally launch a solo career until 1956, he was making occasional records for Chess as early as 1950, with "That's All Right" inaugurating his work as a leader. Not surprisingly, the band in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Jimmy Rogers, one of Chess Records' less well-known recording artists under his own name though he was a mainstay of Muddy Waters' band in the early '50s, was well-represented by the two-CD set Complete Chess Recordings issued in 1997, the year of his death. But that collection, with its numerous alternate takes, was a little more than the average blues fan needed, so this still-generous one-disc, 22-track distillation is a welcome addition to his catalog. Though Rogers did not formally launch a solo career until 1956, he was making occasional records for Chess as early as 1950, with "That's All Right" inaugurating his work as a leader. Not surprisingly, the band in which he served as guitarist backed him on these efforts, with Waters, Willie Dixon, Little Walter, and Otis Spann, among others, sitting in. The collection follows him up to his sole hit single, "Walking By Myself," and beyond, with the sound evolving from traditional Chicago electric blues in the Waters mold to more of a rock & roll sound by the last track "Rock This House." Rogers may not have the distinctiveness as a vocalist that Waters possesses, but he gets his points across and the music is classic blues of its type.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/2003
  • Label: Chess
  • UPC: 602498603604
  • Catalog Number: 000069402
  • Sales rank: 302,176

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy Rogers Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Henry Gray Piano
Big Walter Horton Harmonica
Little Walter Harmonica
Johnny Jones Piano
Jody Williams Guitar
Robert Lockwood Jr. Guitar
Fred Below Drums
Big Crawford Bass
J.T. Brown Tenor Saxophone
Francis Clay Drums
Ernest Cotton Tenor Saxophone
Elgin Evans Drums
A.J. Gladney Drums
S.P. Leary Drums
Muddy Waters Guitar
Odie Payne Jr. Drums
Otis Spann Piano
Eddie Ware Piano
Bob Woodfork Guitar
Cass Phang Guitar
Willie Dixon Band Bass
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Leonard Chess Producer
Phil Chess Producer
Andy McKaie Producer
Jimmy Rogers Composer
Bill Dahl Liner Notes
Vartan Art Direction
Willie Dixon Band Producer
James A. Lane Composer
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