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American People
Tail Dragger
American People
Genres: Blues, Pop
 
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Howlin' Wolf's voice was so gravelly, it was said he gargled nails. The Tail Dragger sounds like he starts each day with thumbtacks. But he is more than Wolf lite; the Tail Dragger is his own artist. With several guests fr...  more »

      
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All Artists: Tail Dragger
Title: American People
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Delmark
Original Release Date: 3/9/1999
Re-Release Date: 6/29/1999
Genres: Blues, Pop
Styles: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Modern Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 038153072827

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Howlin' Wolf's voice was so gravelly, it was said he gargled nails. The Tail Dragger sounds like he starts each day with thumbtacks. But he is more than Wolf lite; the Tail Dragger is his own artist. With several guests from the contemporary Chicago blues scene--Rockin' Johnny, Billy Branch, Eddie Shaw, and Jimmy Dawkins among them--his music is solidly contemporary. His sound was groomed in dark Chicago clubs, and he draws out his material with plenty of club-inspired jamming. "You Gotta Go" is sung to a neighbor, made powerful by the intimacy of the line "Your son is selling dope, your daughter on the corner too." The guitar is Mississippi delta-inspired, and the saxophone wails like a swinging cat still in the 1950s. Tail Dragger sings Howling Wolf's "Ooh Baby," and his voice is uncannily like the original. You ever gargled thumbtacks? --Robert Gordon