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
- Come to me [tk 1 & 2] -2, 4 rejected
- Sweet Laura [tk 1] -2, 4 rejected
- Come to me [tk 3] -2 Black & Blue 33.510
- Sweet Laura [tk 2 & 3] -2 rejected
- Sweet Laura [tk 4] -2 Black & Blue 33.510
- So good -2 unissued
- No more troubles -2 Black & Blue 33.510, Fr_meaux FA
- Tell me woman -2 Black & Blue 33.510, Black & Blue
- Don't ever leave me alone -2, 3 Black & Blue 33.510,
Fr_meaux FA 030
- Ode to Billie Joe [tk 1] [instr] Black & Blue 33.510,
Evidence ECD 26031-2
- Ode to Billy Joe [tk 2] [instr] rejected
- It serves you right to suffer -1 Black &Blue 33.510,
Evidence ECD 26031-2, Black & Blue BB 603
- Life is a mean mistreater -1 Black & Blue 33.510,
Evidence ECD 26031-2
- Mercelle Jacques et Luc [instr] -
- Mean Atlantic Ocean -1 Black & Blue 33.510, Evidence
ECD 26031-2, Black & Blue BB 603
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".
- Life Is a Mean Mistreater (6.10)
An intense slow blues, see comments above.
- It serves you right to suffer (3.42)
A solid and heavy version, but not as good as on Fast Fingers.
- Marcelle Jaques et Luc (3.53)
An instrumental with some tough tremolo licks and lots of heavy organ.
Great, but a wee bit long.
- Ode to Billie Joe (2.59)
Heavy and compressed guitar from Jimmy, but nothing near the intensity
on Come back baby, called JD's Jam, or the complexity on Blisterstring. Still
a good version, the worst take is also on Come back baby, 8.06 of true boredom.
- Mean Atlantic Ocean (5.46)
A slow shuffle with a nice solo. Jimmy is longing home to hos women
but the mean ocean is in the way.