Not much to say of these tracks. They are recorded during an European tour
in 1982. Richard Kirch, Larry Martin, g, Sylvester Boines, b, Abb Locke, sax,
and Jimmie Schutte drums backs Jimmy Dawkins. These tracks shows Jimmy Dawkins
still could play raw and hot guitar. The sound is not as tough as it could be,
although Jimmy's attack is powerful.
- Donīt chīa wanna know (4.28)
A great riff kicks off the start and Jimmy's guitar is sharp and aggressive.
Short notes and "chuggy" chords. Great! Abb Locke riffs nicely in
the back and he even takes a solo. Jimmy seems to be in a great mood. This
is very Chicago! The band keeps up the groove.
- Sound of the West Side (5.26)
This is very very West Side A Magic Sam type of riff sets the mood and as
the minutes ticks away the intensity builds. Jimmy plays some nasty guitar.
The sound could have been tougher though. The opening solo from Jimmy is masterful.
This is the Blues player Dawkins. A very tough song with gritty singing and
- Paris Jam (9.35)
All the artists who performed in the festival shares the stage during the
last number. The song is rework of "My Way" from "Hot Wire
81", although played in a faster tempo. It wasnīt a very good song on
"Hot Wire 81" and it isnīt a very good song here either.