Johnson's Whacks

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All Music Guide - Bill Dahl
Uncommon wit runs through the lyrics of this varied set, certainly one of the more intriguing Chicago blues albums of the late '70s. Johnson's high-pitched vocals are particularly soulful on the impassioned "I Need Some Easy Money" and "Ashes in My Ashtray," while "The Twelve Bar Blues" and "Poor Boy's Dream" are upbeat entries that don't sound as comfortable for the guitarist. Johnson gets away with a honky-tonk reprise of Ernest Tubb's country classic "Drivin' Nails in My Coffin," but his rehash of Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" should have stayed on the bandstand.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bill Dahl
Uncommon wit runs through the lyrics of this varied set, certainly one of the more intriguing Chicago blues albums of the late '70s. Johnson's high-pitched vocals are particularly soulful on the impassioned "I Need Some Easy Money" and "Ashes in My Ashtray," while "The Twelve Bar Blues" and "Poor Boy's Dream" are upbeat entries that don't sound as comfortable for the guitarist. Johnson gets away with a honky-tonk reprise of Ernest Tubb's country classic "Drivin' Nails in My Coffin," but his rehash of Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" should have stayed on the bandstand.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/1993
  • Label: Delmark
  • UPC: 038153064426
  • Catalog Number: 644
  • Sales rank: 92,867

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Twelve Bars Blues (3:49)
  2. 2 Ashes In My Ashtray (4:33)
  3. 3 I Stand Alone (2:42)
  4. 4 Slamming Doors (4:47)
  5. 5 Take Five (4:00)
  6. 6 Strange How I Miss You (When I Haven't Even Lost You Yet) (4:28)
  7. 7 Poor Boy's Dream (4:37)
  8. 8 I Need Some Easy Money (3:41)
  9. 9 Drivin' Nails In My Coffin (3:39)
  10. 10 Jockey Sports (4:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy Johnson Primary Artist, Guitar, Harp, Vocals, Band, Track Performer
Dino Alvarez Drums
Ike Anderson Bass
Jimmy Johnson Guitar, Harp, Vocals
Rico McFarland Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Carl Snyder Piano
Jerry Wilson Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Bill Beyer Engineer
Malcolm Chisholm Engineer
Jimmy Johnson Producer
Robert G. Koester Executive Producer
Steve Thomashefsky Producer, Liner Notes
Steve Wagner Producer
Jimmy Johnson Band Producer
Steve Thomashefsky Producer
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