The Blues Rolls On

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All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Bishop hops labels once again, this time to the relatively young and scrappy Delta Groove imprint, while calling up some names in his obviously well-stocked Rolodex to assist on his first predominately studio album in three years. Like most guest studded affairs, this is an inconsistent but enjoyable romp. It also works as a career recap of sorts with Bishop revisiting "Yonder's Wall," a tune from his Butterfield Blues Band days with Ronnie Baker Brooks and Tommy Castro, along with the Southern styled party sound that proved so commercially viable during his '70s Capricorn affiliation, in addition to other covers. He strips things down for a solo musical life history in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Bishop hops labels once again, this time to the relatively young and scrappy Delta Groove imprint, while calling up some names in his obviously well-stocked Rolodex to assist on his first predominately studio album in three years. Like most guest studded affairs, this is an inconsistent but enjoyable romp. It also works as a career recap of sorts with Bishop revisiting "Yonder's Wall," a tune from his Butterfield Blues Band days with Ronnie Baker Brooks and Tommy Castro, along with the Southern styled party sound that proved so commercially viable during his '70s Capricorn affiliation, in addition to other covers. He strips things down for a solo musical life history in "Oklahoma," an electric, educational traipse through his back pages from his early years in the titular state, set against stark, distorted boogie guitar. He taps the youngsters in the Homemade Jamz Blues Band, another Delta Groove signing, for a cool grooving version of Junior Wells' "Come On in This House," and features John Nemeth on vocals for three tracks and harp on the closing midtempo Jimmy Reed instrumental "Honest I Do," apparently the first blues song a young Bishop heard on his transistor radio as a child in Oklahoma. Fellow boogie man George Thorogood squares off with Bishop and takes lead vocals for a frolic through Hound Dog Taylor's "Send You Back to Georgia," and Bishop references his Capricorn days with current Allman Brothers Band guitarists Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes on a reworked "Struttin' My Stuff." B.B. King stops by for a short interview that leads into a jazzy, swinging cover of Roy Milton's "Keep a Dollar in Your Pocket," a song King was familiar with from his old Memphis DJ days. R.C. Carrier and Andre Thierry shift the proceedings to a bluesy, zippy zydeco on "Black Gal." As you can see, the album is pieced together from a variety of sessions in different locations, resulting in a patchwork set that, despite many excellent and above all enthusiastic performances, never quite gels. Like the collage of pictures on the back cover, this is more a scrapbook of Bishop playing with his pals and acquaintances than a focused project, but there is enough quality music here to attract established fans, even if this isn't the place to generate new ones.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2008
  • Label: Delta Groove Prod
  • UPC: 850021001285
  • Catalog Number: 126
  • Sales rank: 52,081

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Blues Rolls On - Warren Harris (4:23)
  2. 2 Night Time Is the Right Time - John Nemeth (3:09)
  3. 3 Yonder's Wall - Ronnie Baker Brooks (4:06)
  4. 4 Struttin' My Stuff - Derek Trucks (4:00)
  5. 5 Keep a Dollar in Your Pocket - B.B. King (4:53)
  6. 6 Who's the Fool - John Nemeth (3:47)
  7. 7 Black Gal - André Thierry (3:11)
  8. 8 Oklahoma (5:21)
  9. 9 Come on in This House - The Homemade Jamz Blues Band (3:39)
  10. 10 I Found Out - John Nemeth (3:17)
  11. 11 Send You Back to Georgia - George Thorogood (3:15)
  12. 12 Honest I Do - John Nemeth (2:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Elvin Bishop Primary Artist, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Slide Guitar
James Cotton Harmonica
George Thorogood Guitar, Vocals
Kim Wilson Harmonica
Warren Haynes Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Don Baldwin Drums
Tommy Castro Guitar
Bobby Cochran Drums
Keith Crossan Tenor Saxophone
Ruth Davies Bass
Mike Duke Vocals, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Ed Earley Percussion, Trombone, Background Vocals
Terry Hanck Tenor Saxophone
Harold Jones Drums
B.B. King Guitar
Chris Sandoval Drums
Jeff Simon Drums
Angela Strehli Vocals, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Derek Trucks Guitar
Larry Vann Percussion
Paul Revelli Drums
Ronnie Baker Brooks Guitar, Vocals
Donny Baldwin Drums
Scott Sutherland Bass
Mike Schermer Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Soloist
Timm Walker Bass, Guitar
Mike Emerson Organ
Chris Burns Piano
Kid Andersen Guitar, Soloist
John Nemeth Harmonica, Vocals
Ryan Perry Guitar, Vocals
Kyle Perry Bass
Taya Perry Drums
R.C. Carrier Vocals, Rubboard
André Thierry Accordion
Timm Walker Guitar
Taya Perry Drums
Ryan Perry Guitar, Vocals
Rich Kerch Guitar
Jim Suler Guitar
Tom Poole Trumpet
Johnny "V" Vernazza Guitar
Technical Credits
Clifton Chenier Composer
Elvin Bishop Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Smokey Robinson Composer
Philip Aaberg Composer
Shawn Berman Engineer
Randy Chortkoff Executive Producer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Steve Savage Engineer, Mastering
Dick Shurman Liner Notes
Stuart Sullivan Engineer
Gary Vincent Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
James Clark Composer
Jim Hanft Artwork
Joshua Temkin Artwork
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