Red Dog Speaks

Red Dog Speaks

by Elvin Bishop
     
 
Veteran guitarist/vocalist Elvin Bishop has always been -- at heart -- a blues man, but more known for his pop tunes ("Fooled Around & Fell In Love") and associations as an accompanist. Though he's put out many recordings as a leader, this could be the crown jewel in a long and perhaps sometimes frustrating career. It's his second for the Delta Groove label,

Overview

Veteran guitarist/vocalist Elvin Bishop has always been -- at heart -- a blues man, but more known for his pop tunes ("Fooled Around & Fell In Love") and associations as an accompanist. Though he's put out many recordings as a leader, this could be the crown jewel in a long and perhaps sometimes frustrating career. It's his second for the Delta Groove label, accentuating Bishop's deft, meaty slide guitar work, featuring five of his originals, and covers of great standards written by Leroy Carr, Huey Meaux and others. In addition, Bishop is teamed with many heavy friends (including guitarist Tommy Castro, R.C Carrier on rub board, pianist Bob Welsh, and ex-Charles Brown electric bassist Ruth Davies) who also know a great deal about the Chicago-based electric urban music they grew up with and still adore. John Nemeth adds his soulful and gritty vocals to three songs, including a cover of Jimmy Cliff's "Many Rivers to Cross" and a classic read of Otis Spann's New Orleans-flavored "Get Your Hand Out of My Pocket." Kid Anderson's literate second guitar is paired well with Bishop for another triple feature of tunes, especially their instrumental cover of "In the Still of The Night," but the killer collaboration crops up during the shuffle "Blues Cruise," a live concert jam with Ronnie Baker Brooks, Roy Gaines, Sir Reginald Dural, and Buckwheat Zydeco. Bishop himself has never sounded better, and despite the years of wear and tear, not to mention those long months on the road, lives to tell the tale, particularly on two autobiographical talking blues selections. There's also an acknowledgment of traditional acoustic blues and gospel music here. Fans should be quite pleased with this, and considering the assistance from so many heavyweights, everybody who enjoys this kind of music should deem this a triumph for Elvin Bishop -- a main man at last.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/2010
Label:
Delta Groove Prod
UPC:
0850021001506
catalogNumber:
138

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvin Bishop   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar
Buckwheat Zydeco   Accordion
Roy Gaines   Guitar,Vocals
Tommy Castro   Guitar
Bobby Cochran   Drums
Ruth Davies   Bass
Reginald Dural   Rubboard
Ed Earley   Trombone,Tambourine,Vocals
Terry Hanck   Tenor Saxophone
Ronnie Baker Brooks   Guitar
Snakebite   Tenor Saxophone
June Core   Drums
Bob Welsh   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards
Mike Schermer   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Kid Andersen   Guitar
John Nemeth   Harmonica,Vocals
R.C. Carrier   Rubboard
Tom Poole   Trumpet
Kid Anderson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Leroy Carr   Composer
Jimmy Cliff   Composer
Elvin Bishop   Composer,Producer
Richard Barrett   Composer
Randy Chortkoff   Executive Producer
Scott Dirks   Liner Notes
Huey P. Meaux   Composer
Steve Savage   Producer,Engineer
Otis Spann   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Bob Hakins   Cover Photo
Fredericke Parris   Composer
Joshua Temkin   Artwork
Malcolm Wiseman   Music Business Affairs

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