Home of the Live Music Calendar Follow STLBlues on Twitter Follow STLBlues on Facebook Home of the Live Music Calendar Live Music Is Better, Book It Here!! Live music is better, book yours now!

'Cornbread'By Cornbread

Jimmy DawkinsJimmy Dawkins – Tell Me Baby

{2004 | Fedora Records}
Recorded July 27 & 28, 2003

Fast Fingers himself is at home playing the blues, his first (of about a dozen recordings) came out in the late sixties. I’d compare Dawkins to the likes of a combination of Stevie Ray or Melvin Taylor. From the beginning of the first song I get the blues – that’s Chicago blues y’all, done up Jimmy Dawkins style. There is no pause in the mojo from the first track to the second. Add the organ to the clean guitar vibratos and distorted vocals made 'Falling Tears' one of my favorite songs on the CD. Kotten Field Jump is an electric blues lullaby that is just so sweet on the ears. Every blues CD needs an instrumental, they should only be this good. Mean O’Blues has plenty o’guitar, gritty vocals and a solid bass shuffle to it. I really liked that song as well. Guitar King is a bit funkier than the others. Mid Nite Boogy has a bit of swing to it. The remaining tracks hold their own with electric guitar licks and vocals that exude the feeling that make this a must-have blues CD. Tell Me Baby has ten hardcore blues tracks. I liked the CD, it’s no wonder Jimmy Dawkins has been around for about forty years.

Jimmy Dawkins vocals/guitar

Frank Goldwasser guitar

Rich Kirch guitar

John Suhr organ

Danny Camarena bass

Roger Perry guitar, bass & keyboard

Chris Millar drums

Rating - 4 out of 5

 Ciao' for now, peace.


The STLBluesometer
Enjoy our Blues reviews
STLBlues CD Reviews :: By band/artist first name
St. Louis based bands & musicians
More National Bands
 Live Music Calendar | Send Blues News | © STLBlues 2000 | Privacy Policy