My Story

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All Music Guide - Thom Owens
Pianist Jimmy McCracklin returned to form with 1991's My Story, his first effort for Bullseye Blues. Nine of the 12 songs on the album are brand new originals, all of which prove that McCracklin's talent for turning out well-crafted, memorable blues and R&B songs has not faded. Just as importantly, his chops are fluent, and he's arguably playing better than ever. Much of the album was recorded in New Orleans with a wonderful studio band, featuring drummer Herman Ernest and guitarists John Mooney and Wayne Bennett; among the highlights of these sessions are a pair of duets with Irma Thomas. A handful of cuts were made in Oakland, with Pee Wee Ellis leading a horn section....
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All Music Guide - Thom Owens
Pianist Jimmy McCracklin returned to form with 1991's My Story, his first effort for Bullseye Blues. Nine of the 12 songs on the album are brand new originals, all of which prove that McCracklin's talent for turning out well-crafted, memorable blues and R&B songs has not faded. Just as importantly, his chops are fluent, and he's arguably playing better than ever. Much of the album was recorded in New Orleans with a wonderful studio band, featuring drummer Herman Ernest and guitarists John Mooney and Wayne Bennett; among the highlights of these sessions are a pair of duets with Irma Thomas. A handful of cuts were made in Oakland, with Pee Wee Ellis leading a horn section. While the sessions don't quite have the same mood, both are stellar showcases for the revitalized McCracklin and, as My Story illustrates, it's just nice to have him back.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/1991
  • Label: BULLSEYE BLUES
  • UPC: 011661950825
  • Catalog Number: 9508

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tomorrow (4:15)
  2. 2 Real Love (4:20)
  3. 3 Arkansas (3:47)
  4. 4 Keep It Like It Is (3:55)
  5. 5 It's Got to Be Love (2:30)
  6. 6 In the Alley (4:15)
  7. 7 After Hours (4:07)
  8. 8 Stuck with Loneliness (3:55)
  9. 9 Mama and Papa (3:38)
  10. 10 Join the Club (4:15)
  11. 11 My Story (3:15)
  12. 12 Just a Matter of Time (3:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy McCracklin Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
John Mooney Guitar
Ron Thompson Guitar
Irma Thomas Vocals
Pee Wee Ellis Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Wayne Bennett Guitar
Erving Charles Bass
Chris Daniels Drums
E.L.S. Background Vocals
Herman V. Ernest III Drums
Sax Gordon Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ron Levy Organ, Piano
John Turk Trumpet
Bobbie Webb Baritone Saxophone
Scott Aruda Trumpet
Earl Brown Alto Saxophone
Bobby Reed Bass
Wiley Coyee Tenor Saxophone
Warn Cushberry Guitar
Lawrence McClellan Jr. Trombone
Tricky Trombone Lawson Trombone
Technical Credits
Jimmy McCracklin Producer, Contributor
John Lennon Composer
Irma Thomas Contributor
Pee Wee Ellis Arranger
Joe Campbell Arranger
David Farrell Engineer
Jeff Hannusch Liner Notes
Ron Levy Producer
David Porter Engineer
Mark Gordon Composer
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