Blues Sessions

The Blues Sessions

by Tim Woods
     
 
Tim Woods has been languishing in relative obscurity in the blues realm, but this recording should change all of that. During the course of his career, he has built a strong résumé playing with big names, and it's assumable most of them were recruited for these studio sessions, done in Chicago, Atlanta, Savannah, and Clarksdale, MS. Each track features at least one or

Overview

Tim Woods has been languishing in relative obscurity in the blues realm, but this recording should change all of that. During the course of his career, he has built a strong résumé playing with big names, and it's assumable most of them were recruited for these studio sessions, done in Chicago, Atlanta, Savannah, and Clarksdale, MS. Each track features at least one or more heavyweights, supporting but not dominating the rough-edged, untamed voice, and pithy, slightly dirty guitar of Woods. There are traditional numbers, familiar songs from Willie Dixon, a few from David "Honeyboy" Edwards, who appears with Woods, classic urban Chicago blues, and an original. Edwards in particular is a force on this project, singing his heart out on "Drop Down Mama" with Woods and harmonicist Eric Noden, or slow and sure for two other tracks. Classic blues tunes like "Spoonful," "Built for Comfort," and "It Don't Make Sense," penned by Dixon, are lovingly re-crafted, but also Howlin' Wolf's "Who's Been Talkin'" with Woods, keyboardist Allen Batts, Big Jack Johnson, and Terry "Big T" Williams is the ultimate jam for these standout figures. John Primer and Bob Stroger play prominent roles elsewhere, especially on yet another Dixon evergreen, "Do the Do." Every track is precious, every measure full of fun, as Woods shapes these immortal icons of blues into a unified whole that is much greater than the sum of their parts, inspired and loaded with integrity.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/2010
Label:
Earwig
UPC:
0739788496223
catalogNumber:
4962

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tim Woods   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Big Jack Johnson   Guitar
John Primer   Guitar
Allen Batts   Keyboards
Joe Craven   Violin,Bongos,Vibraslap
David Honeyboy Edwards   Guitar,Vocals
Michael Frank   Harmonica
Bob Stroger   Bass
Ike Stubblefield   Keyboards
Lee Williams   Drums
Jeff Sipe   Drums
Kenny Smith   Drums
Bobby Lee Rodgers   Guitar
Eric Noden   Guitar,Harmonica
Aaron Moore   Piano
Shannon Hoover   Bass
Terry "Big T" Williams   Bass

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Big Jack Johnson   Composer
Roosevelt Sykes   Composer
Blaise Barton   Engineer
David Honeyboy Edwards   Composer
Michael Frank   Producer
Gary Vincent   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Miguel Scott   Engineer
Chester Burnett   Composer
Tim Woods   Producer,Liner Notes
Maureen Elizabeth   Cover Photo,Back Cover Photo

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