Up All Night

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Singer Chizmo Charles made his recording debut as a leader on this CD, at the age of 70. What is more remarkable than his very late start is that Charles' voice could pass for 50. His versatility and the pure joy in his singing are quite appealing. Although largely a blues date, Charles also performs "Angel Eyes" quite credibly and the music ranges from swing to soul. The highlights include "Bed Bug Boogie," Elmore James' "Shake Your Moneymaker," "The Walkin' Blues," and "Bad Bad Whiskey." With fine support given by the four-piece Midnight Horns which includes Kenny Blake on alto and tenor, a solid rhythm section, slide guitarist James Dougherty, Jr. who wrote half of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Singer Chizmo Charles made his recording debut as a leader on this CD, at the age of 70. What is more remarkable than his very late start is that Charles' voice could pass for 50. His versatility and the pure joy in his singing are quite appealing. Although largely a blues date, Charles also performs "Angel Eyes" quite credibly and the music ranges from swing to soul. The highlights include "Bed Bug Boogie," Elmore James' "Shake Your Moneymaker," "The Walkin' Blues," and "Bad Bad Whiskey." With fine support given by the four-piece Midnight Horns which includes Kenny Blake on alto and tenor, a solid rhythm section, slide guitarist James Dougherty, Jr. who wrote half of the tunes, and James King on harmonica, the singer is heard throughout in near-exuberant form. Why did it take Chizmo Charles so long to record?
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/20/1999
  • Label: Blues Leaf Records
  • UPC: 664453980724
  • Catalog Number: 9807

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bed Bug Boogie (3:23)
  2. 2 Hurricane (6:47)
  3. 3 Up All Night (3:42)
  4. 4 Good Times (4:19)
  5. 5 Shake Your Moneymaker (3:37)
  6. 6 I Got to Have It (3:22)
  7. 7 Late at Night (2:10)
  8. 8 Angel Eyes (6:34)
  9. 9 Tired of Waiting (4:00)
  10. 10 The Walkin' Blues (3:44)
  11. 11 Bad Bad Whiskey (3:46)
  12. 12 All She Wants to Do Is Rock (2:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chizmo Charles Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Kenny Blake Alto, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
James King Harp
Bobby Boswell Acoustic Bass
Pam Johnson Background Vocals
John Wolf Bass
James "The Penguin" King Harp
Tom Garner Drums
Rick Modery Baritone Saxophone
Dr. James Johnson Piano
Gil Snyder Keyboards
Pat Scanga Vocals
Danny Donohoe Trumpet
James M. Dougherty Jr. Slide Guitar
Chuck Beatty Vocals
Bird Foster Drums, Vocals
Robbie Klein Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Michelle Mitchelle Background Vocals
James King Harp
Technical Credits
Ben E. King Back Cover
James Dougherty Composer
Robert Kasper Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Travis Klein Executive Producer
Sasha Motchan Cover Design
Tom Walsh Mastering
James M. Dougherty Jr. Audio Production
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