West Side Strut

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All Music Guide - Campbell
The Chief Eddy Clearwater's West Side Strut is his first release for the Alligator label, and while nothing here is a surprise, Clearwater's Chicago blues/Chuck Berry hybrid remains evident as he works his way through a mix of rock & roll, country, soul, and gospel. Along with Clearwater is a stellar group of fellow Windy City musicians led by second guitarist and producer Ronnie Baker Brooks and his band, a horn section, and appearances by Billy Branch on harp, guitarist Lonnie Brooks, and backup vocals by Otis Clay and Jimmy Johnson. Spirited cover versions of Muddy Waters' "Walking Through the Park" and Lowell Fulson's "Trouble, Trouble" are highlights, as are the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
The Chief Eddy Clearwater's West Side Strut is his first release for the Alligator label, and while nothing here is a surprise, Clearwater's Chicago blues/Chuck Berry hybrid remains evident as he works his way through a mix of rock & roll, country, soul, and gospel. Along with Clearwater is a stellar group of fellow Windy City musicians led by second guitarist and producer Ronnie Baker Brooks and his band, a horn section, and appearances by Billy Branch on harp, guitarist Lonnie Brooks, and backup vocals by Otis Clay and Jimmy Johnson. Spirited cover versions of Muddy Waters' "Walking Through the Park" and Lowell Fulson's "Trouble, Trouble" are highlights, as are the gutbucket blues "A Good Leavin' Alone," "Blue Over You," and the autobiographical "They Call Me the Chief." West Side Strut is another solid effort for the Chief and Alligator, as well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/2008
  • Label: Alligator Records
  • UPC: 014551492122
  • Catalog Number: 4921
  • Sales rank: 105,305

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Good Leavin' Alone - Jean-Christopher Leroy (4:12)
  2. 2 Hypnotized - Jean-Christopher Leroy (4:11)
  3. 3 Gotta Move On - Jean-Christopher Leroy (4:40)
  4. 4 Walking Through the Park - Jean-Christopher Leroy (4:10)
  5. 5 Do Unto Others - Jean-Christopher Leroy (4:21)
  6. 6 Blue Over You - Jean-Christopher Leroy (3:55)
  7. 7 Trouble, Trouble - Jean-Christopher Leroy (6:09)
  8. 8 Too Old to Get Married - Jean-Christopher Leroy (3:55)
  9. 9 Came up the Hard Way - Jean-Christopher Leroy (6:12)
  10. 10 They Call Me the Chief - Jean-Christopher Leroy (4:22)
  11. 11 Rock-a-Blues Baby - Jean-Christopher Leroy (3:42)
  12. 12 A Time For Peace - Jean-Christopher Leroy (3:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eddy Clearwater Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Billy Branch Harmonica, Guest Appearance
Lonnie Brooks Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Otis Clay Vocals, Guest Appearance
Steven Herrman Trumpet
Jackie Johnson Vocals, Voices
Jimmy Johnson Vocals
Dennis Taylor Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Maurice Taylor Drums, cowbell
Ernest Williamson Clarinet, Vocals, Voices
Ronnie Baker Brooks Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Daryl Coutts Organ, Piano
Vicki Loveland Vocals, Voices
Valencia Robinson Vocals, Voices
Stacey Hall Vocals, Voices
Maurice Boyce Vocals
Jean Christopher Leroy Percussion
Jimmy Johnson Vocals, Guest Appearance
Marion Boyce Vocals
Stacey Hall Vocals
Jean-Christopher Leroy Percussion
Carlton Armstrong Bass Guitar
Maurice "Moe" Taylor Drums, cowbell
Technical Credits
Eddy Clearwater Composer, Executive Producer, Author, Mastering
Lowell Fulson Composer
Richard Fleming Composer
Steven Herrman Horn Arrangements
Bruce Iglauer Mastering
Niko Lyras Engineer
McKinley Morganfield Composer
Ronnie Baker Brooks Composer, Producer, Author, Audio Production
Dan Stout Mastering
Rick Barnes Engineer
Michael Trossman Logo
Michael Holmes Engineer
Jeff Johnson Liner Notes
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