Jimmy Dawkins

Jimmy Dawkins - Hot Wire 81 (1981) {1994, Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 30, 2018
Jimmy Dawkins - Hot Wire 81 (1981) {1994, Reissue}

Jimmy Dawkins - Hot Wire 81 (1981) {1994, Reissue}
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Chicago Blues, Electric Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Evidence Music #ECD 26043-2

Chicago guitarist Jimmy Dawkins would have preferred to leave his longtime nickname "Fast Fingers" behind. It was always something of a stylistic misnomer anyway; Dawkins' West Side-styled guitar slashed and surged, but seldom burned with incendiary speed. Dawkins' blues were generally of the brooding, introspective variety – he didn't engage in flashy pyrotechnics or outrageous showmanship. It took a long time for Dawkins to progress from West Side fixture to nationally known recording artist. He rode a Greyhound bus out of Mississippi in 1955, dressing warmly to ward off the Windy City's infamous chill factor. Only trouble was, he arrived on a sweltering July day! Harpist Billy Boy Arnold offered the newcomer encouragement, and he eventually carved out a niche on the competitive West Side scene (his peers included Magic Sam and Luther Allison).

Blues Queen Sylvia - Midnight Baby (1983/1994)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 21, 2017
Blues Queen Sylvia - Midnight Baby (1983/1994)

Blues Queen Sylvia - Midnight Baby (1983/1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 323.63 Mb | 53:49 | Cover
Blues | Label: EVIDENCE (ECD 26057-2)

Very few women seem to play bass, but Queen Sylvia Embry was a fine player who impressed Willie Dixon so much he sent her to Europe to play on the American Blues Festival tours. She also had an expressive, deep-toned Gospel voice that made her a hit on the Chicago club circuit, and was even more to the fore when she led her own band.

The Nick Moss Band - Time Ain't Free (2014) RE-UP  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 26, 2019
The Nick Moss Band - Time Ain't Free (2014) RE-UP

The Nick Moss Band - Time Ain't Free (2014)
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Blues, Rock | Blue Bella Records #BBCD 1019

Nick Moss is an American Chicago and electric blues musician. He has released ten albums to date, all on his own Blue Bella Records label. He has played alongside or with Buddy Scott, Jimmy Dawkins, Jimmy Rogers and The Legendary Blues Band; as well as more latterly fronting his own group, Nick Moss and the Flip Tops. The music journalist Bill Dahl, stated Moss possesses "mastery of the classic Chicago sound."

Neal Black & The Healers - Gone Back To Texas (2000)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 27, 2018
Neal Black & The Healers - Gone Back To Texas (2000)

Neal Black & The Healers - Gone Back To Texas (2000)
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Modern Electric Blues, Texas Blues, Blues Rock | DixieFrog #DFGCD 8501

NEAL BLACK, Texas Blues Rock, Roots Musician, has spent the last 25 years electrifying audiences around the World with his fusion of Blues, Rock, Roots Music. Referred to by one critic as "THE MASTER OF HIGH VOLTAGE TEXAS BOOGIE". His albums have received 4**** reviews from Rolling Stone Music Critics as well as reaching the Number One position on European Radio Charts. As a guitarist Neal Black's credits include performances on stage or in the studio with Blues/Rock legends: ​Chuck Berry, Popa Chubby, Jimmy Dawkins, Larry Garner, Lucky Peterson, Johnnie Johnson, The Chambers Brothers, Papa John Creach, Elliott Murphy, Johnny Copeland, Jimmy Vivino, Michael Meritt…

Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble - Mean Ameen (2004)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 1, 2018
Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble - Mean Ameen (2004)

Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble - Mean Ameen (2004)
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Contemporary Jazz

Alto and tenor saxophonist Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble is constantly full of surprises on Mean Ameen, a tribute to the late trumpeter Ameen Muhammad. While "3-D" is a bit reminiscent of the free bop of Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz, Dawkins' tenor sometimes hints at Archie Shepp, "Haiti" sounds like the "small instruments" explorations of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and "The Messenger" is an excellent tribute to Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers…

Nick Moss & The Flip Tops - Sadie Mae (2005)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 12, 2018
Nick Moss & The Flip Tops - Sadie Mae (2005)

Nick Moss & The Flip Tops - Sadie Mae (2005)
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Modern Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Blue Bella | # BBCD1004 | 01:15:05

Many so-called blues releases are actually filled with bluesy R&B, soul, pop, and rock. There is no such stylistic confusion in Sadie Mae from Nick Moss & the Flip Tops. The music is no-nonsense blues, played with spirit, drive, and swing. Most of the selections are concise, getting their message across and not overstaying their welcome. By varying tempos and moods plus including occasional instrumentals, the quintet performs enjoyable and memorable music, with an emphasis on cooking straight-ahead grooves. Lead voices are Nick Moss on guitar and vocals, harmonica player Gerry Hunot, and pianist Bob Welsh (doubling on organ), but the tight yet loose rhythm section is not to be overlooked either. This is a fun set, well worthy of several listens.
Jimmy Hamilton and the New York Jazz Quintet - Jimmy Hamilton And The New York Jazz Quintet (1956/2019) [24/96]

Jimmy Hamilton and the New York Jazz Quintet - Jimmy Hamilton And The New York Jazz Quintet (1956/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 36:41 minutes | 608 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

"Jimmy Hamilton may not have recorded very often as a leader while he worked with Duke Ellington for a quarter of a century, but his occasional records on his own are worth exploring. This Fresh Sound CD is a compilation of two Urania releases recorded in 1954, including the complete contents of Accent on Clarinet and four songs from Clarinet in High Fi. Hamilton sticks exclusively to clarinet throughout both sessions. On the first, a piano-less date with fellow Ellington veterans Clark Terry and Oscar Pettiford, as well as Osie Johnson, Barry Galbraith, and rhythm guitarist Sidney Gross, the music is drawn from the Ellington songbook, in addition to standards and originals by the participants. Hamilton lets his hair down with a lively extended solo in "I Get a Kick Out of You."
Ernest Dawkins & New Horizons Ensemble - South Side Street Songs (1994/2018)

Ernest Dawkins & New Horizons Ensemble - South Side Street Songs (1994/2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 422 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 MB | 01:05:44
Jazz, Modern Free Jazz | Label: Silkheart Records

This is an exciting band. Ernest Dawkins (heard on alto, tenor, and flute) heads the New Horizons Ensemble, a high-energy avant-garde sextet also including trombonist Steve Berry, trumpeter Ameen A.C. Muhammad, guitarist Jeff Parker, bassist Yosef Ben Israel, and drummer Avreeayl Ra. The driving rhythm section and rather individual horn stylists perform eight diverse pieces by Dawkins (who also contributed the arrangements) which cover a variety of moods, are not shy to swing, and temporarily embrace melodies. Each selection is stirring and full of surprises and fire. Recommended.
Neal Black & The Healers - Sometimes The Truth (2011) {Enhanced CD}

Neal Black & The Healers - Sometimes The Truth (2011) {Enhanced CD}
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Modern Electric Blues, Texas Blues, Blues Rock | Dixiefrog #DFGCD 8702

This album confirms the talent of a leading blues songwriter. Sometimes the Truth is a milestone in the career of this San Antonio, Texas, singer/guitarist. Part of this set was recorded in the New York studio of Neal's good friend Popa Chubby (who makes noted vocal appearances on three tracks and plays guitar on five), while the rest was cut in Europe with a little help from noted Frenchies Nico "Wayne" Toussaint and Fred Chapellier.
Ernest Dawkins & New Horizons Ensemble - Chicago Now: Thirty Years of Great Black Music, Vol. 2 (1994/2018)

Ernest Dawkins & New Horizons Ensemble - Chicago Now: Thirty Years of Great Black Music, Vol. 2 (1994/2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 437 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 169 MB | 01:12:49
Jazz, Modern Creative Jazz | Label: 01:12:49

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the AACM, altoist Ernest Dawkins (who also plays tenor and flute) and his New Horizons Ensemble recorded enough music to fill up two CDs. The episodic performances, which cover a variety of styles, are a little reminiscent of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, if not quite as exploratory. "Monk's Temptation," an exciting free bop piece with a passionate but logical alto solo from the talented leader and hot riffing from the brass (trumpeter Ameen Muhammad and trombonist Steve Berry), is a highlight, but all seven selections (including two numbers heard in "alternate" versions from the ones on Vol. 1) are quite colorful.