|Thorogood, George And The Destroyers / 2120 South Michigan Ave.|
|Album:||2120 South Michigan Ave.||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Thorogood, George And The Destroyers||Added:||Aug 2011|
|Label:||Capitol Records Inc.|
|Add Date:||2011-08-21||Pull Date:||2011-10-23|
|Week Ending:||Oct 16||Oct 2||Sep 25||Sep 18||Sep 11||Sep 4||Aug 28|
|1.||Mar 22, 2013:||The Songsmith Show |
|4.||Aug 03, 2012:||The Songsmith Show |
|2.||Oct 05, 2012:||The Songsmith Show |
|5.||Dec 30, 2011:||The Songsmith Show |
Two Trains Running (Still A Fool)
|3.||Sep 13, 2012:||It's Bollywood |
Let It Rock
|6.||Oct 09, 2011:||Aural Surgery |
Mama Talk To Your Daughter
|MC Dizzy Jackson|
This is a tribute to the blues Chess Records recording artists of the ’50’s and ’60’s. It’s got some really nice guest appearances by Buddy Guy and Charlie Musselwhite, as well as the really tight band of The Destroyers. George is in fine form throughout, covering Willie Dixon, Bo Diddley, Tommy Tucker, Chuck Berry and J.B. Lenoir, in addition to a couple originals. Be sure to check out the liner notes by Chris Morris with great George quotes. No FCC’s.|
*My Favorites*: 2, 3, 4, 8, 11, 12, 13.
1. (3:24) Mid. George Thorogood / Tom Hambridge song. Strong guitar glory rock, sparse in places, but loud and rockin’. George spews out a list of Chess recording artists at the end.
2. *(3:29) Mid / Fast. Tommy Tucker song featuring Buddy Guy on lead guitar. Amped up marchin’ and rockin’ number.
3. *(3:07) Mid / Fast. Willie Dixon song. Lots of staccato playing and that classic Thorogood guitar-sound soloing. Killer drumming too.
4. *(4:13) Mid. Willie Dixon song. George gives it that Howlin’ Wolf “come on” intonation to open the song. It’s almost a spot on version of the Wolf’s, with a few added flourishes.
5. (2:55) Fast. Chuck Berry song. Energetic, propelled by the percussion and George’s quick vocal delivery.
6. (5:13) Slow. Muddy Waters song. Sparse with guitar, drums, bass.
7. (3:08) Mid. Bo Diddley song. Done, of course, like Bo, with that classic beat. It’s also got some shakers with a really nice interpretation.
8. *(2:30) Mid / Fast. J.B. Lenoir song. Rockin’ danceable bar-room number. Driving with great drumming and guitar playing.
9. (4:02) Mid. Willie Dixon / Sonny Boy Williamson / Ralph Bass song. Plodding beat, guitar soloing, driving and loud. Nice slow-down phrase toward end.
10. (3:20) Mid. Willie Dixon song featuring Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica. Mellow groover with some female backing vocals.
11. *(3:12) Mid. George Thorogood / Tom Hambridge / Richard Fleming song. Tribute to Willie Dixon. Cool story-song, nice tight playing. Great performance by George.
12. *(2:59) Mid / Fast. James A. Lane song. Great piano, driving song.
13. *(4:38) Mid. Nanker Phelge song (pseudonym of the Rolling Stones). INSTRUMENTAL. Really cool organ, featuring Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica. Groovin’ tune.