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Jimmy Dawkins - Big Voice Odom. Black & Blue 33.510 [LP]=Evidence ECD 26031-2 [CD] = Black & Blue 429.2 issued as "Born in Poverty" [CD]. 1974

Jimmy Dawkins: vcl-1, gtr (except -3); Andrew "Big Voice" Odom, vcl-2; Otis Rush, gtr; Jerome Van Jones, org (except -4); James Green, bs; Bob Plunkett, dms

  1. Come to me [tk 1 & 2] -2, 4 rejected
  2. Sweet Laura [tk 1] -2, 4 rejected
  3. Come to me [tk 3] -2 Black & Blue 33.510
  4. Sweet Laura [tk 2 & 3] -2 rejected
  5. Sweet Laura [tk 4] -2 Black & Blue 33.510
  6. So good -2 unissued
  7. No more troubles -2 Black & Blue 33.510, Fr_meaux FA 030
  8. Tell me woman -2 Black & Blue 33.510, Black & Blue BB 603
  9. Don't ever leave me alone -2, 3 Black & Blue 33.510, Fr_meaux FA 030
  10. Ode to Billie Joe [tk 1] [instr] Black & Blue 33.510, Evidence ECD 26031-2
  11. Ode to Billy Joe [tk 2] [instr] rejected
  12. It serves you right to suffer -1 Black &Blue 33.510, Evidence ECD 26031-2, Black & Blue BB 603
  13. Life is a mean mistreater -1 Black & Blue 33.510, Evidence ECD 26031-2
  14. Mercelle Jacques et Luc [instr] -
  15. Mean Atlantic Ocean -1 Black & Blue 33.510, Evidence ECD 26031-2, Black & Blue BB 603

Review (+++)

This album was recorded at the same session which led to the album Screamin' and cryin' by Otis Rush. Otis Rush plays second guitar here, but what is missing is the touch of disaster which turns Screamin and Cryin' from mediocre to moving. The Jimmy Dawkins solo tracks are still heavy intense seventies blues. Life is a Mean Mistreater is a rather typical Dawkins slow blues from the seventies but the heavy backup gives it and edge on other similar tracks.

Jimmy shares the Lp with Big Voice Odom. The Jimmy Dawkins tracks are also on Evidence ECD 26031-2 and Black & Blue 429.2 issued as "Born in Poverty".

 

 


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