Leric Story (Jimmy Dawkins Presents)

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
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: 6/22/2010
  • Label: Delmark
  • UPC: 038153080822
  • Catalog Number: 808
  • Sales rank: 195,461

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 New Life - Little Johnny Christian (3:21)
  2. 2 Luv Sumbody - Little Johnny Christian (3:48)
  3. 3 So Ezee - Tail Dragger (3:47)
  4. 4 My Head Is Bald - Tail Dragger (4:16)
  5. 5 I Know I Ain't Number One - Queen Sylvia (3:24)
  6. 6 Too Bad Baby - Queen Sylvia (2:54)
  7. 7 Use What You Got - Vance Kelly (3:20)
  8. 8 The Jam - Vance Kelly (4:40)
  9. 9 Why You Hurt Me So Bad - Vance Kelly (3:36)
  10. 10 Untrue Love - Nora Jean (4:06)
  11. 11 Oh My Love - Nora Jean (4:05)
  12. 12 Special Kind Of Love - Big Mojo Elem (3:19)
  13. 13 Ain't Gonna Worry About Tomorrow - Little Johnny Christian (5:55)
  14. 14 I Gotta Sad Feeling - Little Johnny Christian (3:31)
  15. 15 My God Is Real - Healing Center Choir (4:44)
  16. 16 Peace Be Still - Healing Center Choir (3:19)
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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, Mastering
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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