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Jimmy Dawkins – When you play like this, why sing?

August 5, 2011

Cover (Fast Fingers:Jimmy Dawkins)

What must his peers in Chicago have thought when this guy cut loose.  Forget what the reviews say.  Jimmy really can’t sing that well, but why sing when you can play like he did.  Clear and worthy fork in the Blues style.

First released in 1969, after guitarist Jimmy Dawkins had served a long apprenticeship as a sideman in the Chicago electric blues scene, Fast Fingers remains one of the finest pure electric blues albums of its era.

 

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