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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
All one has to do is glance at the instrumentation to quickly realize that this is not a Jimmy Witherspoon date one would recommend to blues purists. With the utilization of such instruments as Pete Wingfield's dated electronics, steel guitar, electric sitar and Johnny Dankworth's electrified alto, plus a string section, the music does not look too promising. Actually, Witherspoon sings in prime form throughout the set and sounds quite strong, but with a few exceptions such as "Fool's Paradise", the material is not up to his level and the arrangements are so much of the period that they often come across as corny. A pre-disco R&B set that is closer to Isaac Hayes than ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
All one has to do is glance at the instrumentation to quickly realize that this is not a Jimmy Witherspoon date one would recommend to blues purists. With the utilization of such instruments as Pete Wingfield's dated electronics, steel guitar, electric sitar and Johnny Dankworth's electrified alto, plus a string section, the music does not look too promising. Actually, Witherspoon sings in prime form throughout the set and sounds quite strong, but with a few exceptions such as "Fool's Paradise", the material is not up to his level and the arrangements are so much of the period that they often come across as corny. A pre-disco R&B set that is closer to Isaac Hayes than to Spoon's roots, this 1997 CD reissue is just a historical curiosity today.
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  • Release Date: 1/13/1998
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227522629
  • Catalog Number: 75226

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy Witherspoon Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Joe Jammer Guitar
Mike Vernon Percussion
P.P. Arnold Background Vocals
Howie Casey Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Phil Chen Bass
Laurie Clay Strings
B.J. Cole Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Kenny Cole Background Vocals
John Dankworth Alto Saxophone
Johnny Dankworth Saxophone
David Katz Violin
Mike Davies Trumpet, Flugelhorn
John Huckridge Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Reg Isadore Drums
Ruby James Background Vocals
John Lagrand Harmonica, Saxophone
Dick Parry Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Michael Rennie Strings
Pip Williams Sitar
Peter Willison Celli
Pete Wingfield Synthesizer, Keyboards, Mellophonium, Background Vocals, ARP
Billy Graham Trombone
Basil Smart Violin
John Knight Strings
Alan Daziel Celli
Technical Credits
Mike Vernon Producer
Jerry Goldstein Executive Producer
Johnny Graham Contributor
Barry Hammond Engineer
J.J. Johnson Liner Notes
Pip Williams Arranger
Alan Yoshida Remastering
Eddie Levine Executive Producer
Norman Seeff Cover Design
Barry Howe Engineer
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