Leric Story (Jimmy Dawkins Presents)

Leric Story (Jimmy Dawkins Presents)

by Jimmy Dawkins
     
 

During the 1980s, vaunted blues guitarist Jimmy Dawkins tried his hand at owning a record company, producing these tracks for his Leric label. The material here, finally compiled and released in 2010, collects music from lesser-known musicians like Vince Evans, Sister Margo, and Big…  See more details below

Overview

During the 1980s, vaunted blues guitarist Jimmy Dawkins tried his hand at owning a record company, producing these tracks for his Leric label. The material here, finally compiled and released in 2010, collects music from lesser-known musicians like Vince Evans, Sister Margo, and Big Mojo Elem, and artists who became major figures on the Chicago blues circuit. The gems of this compilation include four dynamite, funky tracks from Little Johnny Christian, two from Howlin' Wolf devotee the Tail Dragger, early works by bassist/vocalist Queen Sylvia Embry, and another pair by Nora Jean Bruso -- the latter went on to become the biggest star of this set. Dawkins helps out occasionally as a sideman, along with harmonicist Eddie Burks and pianist Lafayette Leake. The Leric Story -- though incomplete -- gives listeners yet another example of the deep wellspring of authentic urban Chi-town blues being played and recorded well after those halcyon days of the '50s.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/2010
Label:
Delmark
UPC:
0038153080822
catalogNumber:
808
Rank:
182489

Tracks

  1. New Life  - Little Johnny Christian
  2. Luv Sumbody  - Little Johnny Christian
  3. So Ezee  - Tail Dragger
  4. My Head Is Bald  - Tail Dragger
  5. I Know I Ain't Number One  - Queen Sylvia
  6. Too Bad Baby  - Queen Sylvia
  7. Use What You Got  - Vance Kelly
  8. The Jam  - Vance Kelly
  9. Why You Hurt Me So Bad  - Vance Kelly
  10. Untrue Love  - Nora Jean
  11. Oh My Love  - Nora Jean
  12. Special Kind Of Love  -  Big Mojo Elem
  13. Ain't Gonna Worry About Tomorrow  - Little Johnny Christian
  14. I Gotta Sad Feeling  - Little Johnny Christian
  15. My God Is Real  -  Healing Center Choir
  16. Peace Be Still  -  Healing Center Choir

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Dawkins   Primary Artist,Guitar
Fast Eddie   Drums
Willie Kent   Bass
Eddie Burks   Harmonica
Sylvia Embry   Bass,Vocals
Rich Kirch   Guitar
Lafayette Leake   Piano
Johnny B. Moore   Guitar
Michael Coleman   Guitar
Vance Kelly   Guitar,Vocals
Ray Scott   Drums
Vernon "Chico" Banks   Guitar
Chicago Pete   Bass
Willie Ward   Drums
Larry Taylor   Drums
Little Johnny Christian   Vocals
Tail Dragger   Vocals
Big Mojo Elem   Bass,Vocals
Erskine Johnson   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Jesse Lee Williams   Guitar
Sister Margo   Vocals
Nora Jean   Vocals
Dan Cullens   Drums
Bob Fender   Guitar
George Milton   Tenor Saxophone
Stan Banks   Keyboards

Technical Credits

James Cleveland   Composer
Jimmy Dawkins   Composer,Producer
Rich Kirch   Producer
Robert G. Koester   Producer
Kenneth S. Morris   Composer
Nora Jean Wallace   Composer
David Whiteis   Liner Notes
Vance Kelly   Composer
Roquel Davis   Composer
Steve Wagner   Producer,Remixing
William Morris   Producer
James Y. Jones   Composer
E. Lockhart   Director
Little Johnny Christian   Composer
Dawkins   Composer
Nora Jean   Producer
Fred Watson   Producer
Roosevelt Burnett   Producer

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