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All Music Guide - Michael Erlewine
His fourth CD from Alligator is his jazziest and bluesist recording to date. Clarke has written half of the compositions and put his own sound and style on those he did not write. Highlights include "The Boss" inspired by saxophonist Willis Jackson which is a fast jump that finds chromatic harp riffing along with a horn section -- some interesting ideas. Other tunes are the Benny Moten tune "Moten Swing," "My Mind is Working Overtime," a Latin-tinged tune written by Clarke, and "Letter from Home."
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael Erlewine
His fourth CD from Alligator is his jazziest and bluesist recording to date. Clarke has written half of the compositions and put his own sound and style on those he did not write. Highlights include "The Boss" inspired by saxophonist Willis Jackson which is a fast jump that finds chromatic harp riffing along with a horn section -- some interesting ideas. Other tunes are the Benny Moten tune "Moten Swing," "My Mind is Working Overtime," a Latin-tinged tune written by Clarke, and "Letter from Home."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/16/1996
  • Label: Alligator Records
  • UPC: 014551484226
  • Catalog Number: 514842
  • Sales rank: 319,119

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Boss (4:27)
  2. 2 Five Card Hand (3:32)
  3. 3 Fishin' Blues (3:14)
  4. 4 Evil (3:32)
  5. 5 Letter from Home (5:05)
  6. 6 My Mind Is Working Overtime (3:14)
  7. 7 Last Monday Morning (5:56)
  8. 8 Moten Swing (4:10)
  9. 9 Blues Is Killing Me (6:09)
  10. 10 Don't Treat Me Wrong (3:05)
  11. 11 Respect Me Baby (4:31)
  12. 12 Other Side of Town (3:16)
  13. 13 Walkin' (4:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
William Clarke Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Harmonica, Vocals
Eddie Clark Drums
Steve F'dor Piano
Troy Jennings Baritone Saxophone
Fred Kaplan Piano
Bob Newham Drums
Tyler Pederson Acoustic Bass
Rick Reed Acoustic Bass
Jeff Ross Guitar
Alex Schultz Guitar
Greg Verginio Guitar
Jonny Viau Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
William Clarke Producer, Liner Notes
Bennie Moten Composer
Bruce Iglauer Mastering
Glenn Nishida Engineer
Jay O'Rourke Mastering
Dick Shurman Liner Notes
Matt Minde Art Direction, Cover Design
Dick Shuman Liner Notes
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