(1968/69 'Delmark') (51:21/12) Dawkins' erstes Album mit einem Stil, der noch sehr an Otis Rush oder Buddy Guy erinnert. Auch nach dreißig Jahren noch immer ein faszinierendes Produkt
Blues guitarist Jimmy Dawkins stands out as a solemn, thoughtful figure. With his ax cradled in his arms, staring through his shades into the crowd but not really seeing them, he seems merged with his songs on a higher realm. His voice pleads, his fingers answer with super-quick guitar riffs which complement each other beautifully.
Today Jimmy Dawkins is a seasoned Chicago blues veteran still actively recording albums. This CD was his first album as leader and it offers a gilmpse into the soul and character of a great blues man. Winner of the prestigious Grand Prix du Disque de Jazz given by the 'Hot Club de France.'