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You Can't Do That
     

You Can't Do That

by Dave Myers
 
Dave Myers helped make Chicago blues history as the leader of the Aces-Jukes, Little Walter's backup group during the harmonica genius's heyday in the 1950s. While he's played both guitar and bass on a pile of classic blues recordings as a sideman over the intervening decades, this marks his first album as a featured artist. The wait was evidently worth it, as Myers

Overview

Dave Myers helped make Chicago blues history as the leader of the Aces-Jukes, Little Walter's backup group during the harmonica genius's heyday in the 1950s. While he's played both guitar and bass on a pile of classic blues recordings as a sideman over the intervening decades, this marks his first album as a featured artist. The wait was evidently worth it, as Myers is flanked by a top-notch band featuring Rusty Zinn on guitar and Kim Wilson on harmonica and simply turns in the best traditional blues record to be released in a long, long time. Myers' guitar style is thoroughly down-home and swinging (especially fine on the instrumental "Legs Up") and has taken on absolutely no modern accoutrements over the years; the band turns in well-formed and integrated performances that recall the Chess studio sessions of the 1950s. Myers' singing voice isn't the strongest, but instead imparts a warm, good-natured blues feeling to it, heard to good effect on "Ting-A-Ling," the Little Walter tribute "Oh Baby," John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson's "Elevate Me, Mama" and "You Can't Love Me That Way." Dave also brings six originals to this 14-track outing, with the title track sounding like a lost Chicago classic from the '50s. This one absolutely defies the odds; if you really can't go home again, then this one comes awful darn close.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/1998
Label:
Black Top Records
UPC:
0633081114221
catalogNumber:
1142

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Performance Credits

Dave Myers   Primary Artist,Guitar,Electric Bass,Vocals,Track Performer
Kim Wilson   Harmonica
John Firmin   Tenor Saxophone
Richard Innes   Drums
Ronnie James   Upright Bass
Rusty Zinn   Guitar
Steve Lucky   Piano
Ronnie James Weber   Bass

Technical Credits

Lowell Fulson   Composer
Michael Johnson   Engineer
Kim Wilson   Contributor
Scott Dirks   Liner Notes
Fats Domino   Composer
Hammond Scott   Producer
Sonny Boy Williamson   Composer
Rusty Zinn   Contributor
Dave Myers   Composer
Lucio Menegon   Engineer

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