Originally recorded in 1985. Tommy has four
original compositions of this giant blues packed
CD that covers the gammet: electric blues, Delta,
R&B and Rock. The Blues Eldorados were Tommy
Bankhead on guitar and vocals. L.A. Ben Wells
(L.A. stands for Lola Alabama) on drums. Lonnie
Brown on Bass (check out track #5 "Making
Love is Good for you" - he cut loose on
this dance tune). Keith Doder played harmonica
and "Papa" Ray on horn for the second
song "There is Something on Your Mind".
#6 "Cummins Prison Farm" is a traditional
Delta song featuring Bankhead singing accompanied
only with the moaning cry of Doder's harmonica.
I really liked this song, it sent chills down
#9 "How Many More Years" is an unbelievable
version of Howlin' Wolfs song. Bankhead is great
on vocal and guitar and Oliver Sain played piano.
times Tommy's vocals are filled with plenty
of raw blues. The guitar work is primarily a
lot of short, subtle riffs, if anything, I would
have liked more.
"Nothing Like a Good Woman" is a slow
burning tune. On "Down With the Blues"
the tempo rises several notches.
Bankhead's health began to fail in the early
'90's and unfortunately he passed away December
16, 2000, he was 69. Bankhead has two other
recordings available on CD, Message To St. Louis
and Please Accept My Love.
have a limited run available of this great CD.
Get it while and if you can!
/ order page is right here.
See Tommy's other reviews below, and his inclusion
in my top ten!See
Tommy's other reviews below, and his inclusion
in my top ten!
for now, peace.