Tinsley Ellis

Cool On It

Cool On It
Reissue of Tinsley's mid-'80s classic, originally on Landslide. Rockin' blues, tough slide, and sweet, slow string squeezing. "Takes classic, Southern blues-rock workouts and jolts them to new life with a torrid ax barrage"--CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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The Heartfixers:
Tinsley Ellis, Guitar and Vocals
Wayne Burdette, Bass and Vocals
Michael McCauley, Drums and Percussion
Dave Cotton, Saxes and Vocals

with
Scott Alexander, ...

The Heartfixers:
Tinsley Ellis, Guitar and Vocals
Wayne Burdette, Bass and Vocals
Michael McCauley, Drums and Percussion
Dave Cotton, Saxes and Vocals

with
Scott Alexander, Piano
Jerome Radway, Maracas
Christie Vaughn and Jeni Michelson, Background Vocals  

Produced by Eddy Offord
Executive Producer: Michael Rothschild
Recorded and mixed at Soundscape Studios, Atlanta, GA
Engineered by Eddy Offord and Larry Turner
Assistant Engineer: Jim Zumpano
Cover design and photo by James Flournoy Holmes/Wonder Graphics
Back cover photo by LuAnn McCachern
Alligator Records reissue cover modifications by Matt Minde

 

Special thanks to Reverend Forrest Kerns at Antioch Holy Life Church, Tortillas, GA

 

A Landslide Production

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Liner Notes

In the mid-1980s, The Heartfixers were Atlanta's top blues band and one of the most popular bands in the Southeast. Led by guitarist/vocalist Tinsley Ellis, they packed local and regional clubs and cut two albums for the Landslide label. It was their second album, Cool On It, that brought Tinsley to the attention of Alligator Records and led to his signing in 1988. Since the original release of this recording in 1986, Tinsley Ellis has gone on to become recognized as one of the finest contemporary blues/rock guitarists of his generation. He has recorded two acclaimed solo albums for Alligator and, as of this writing, is preparing his third album. Landslide Records is no longer active, and we at Alligator wanted to make the music of The Heartfixers available again, so more people could discover Tinsley Ellis and this terrific band.  

--Bruce Iglauer, President
Alligator Records
April, 1991

 

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"A galvanic guitarist…blues, played hard and honest"
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    Track Name Duration  
Play Preview 1 Drivin' Woman
Author/Publisher:  Ellis, Frozen Inca Music, BMI
4:04
Play Preview 2 Cool On It
Author/Publisher:  Ellis, Frozen Inca Music, BMI
4:25
Play Preview 3 Hong Kong Mississippi
Author/Publisher:  McDaniel, Arc Music, BMI
3:12
Play Preview 4 Second Thoughts
Author/Publisher:  Ellis & Shaw, Frozen Inca Music, BMI
3:26
Play Preview 5 Sailor's Grave On The Prairie
Author/Publisher:  Kottke, Round Wound Sounds Music, ASCAP
2:08
Play Preview 6 Greenwood Chainsaw Boogie
Author/Publisher:  Ellis, Frozen Inca Music, BMI
1:35
Play Preview 7 Tulane
Author/Publisher:  Berry, Isalee Music, BMI
3:12
Play Preview 8 Time To Quit
Author/Publisher:  Ellis, Frozen Inca Music, BMI
9:15
Play Preview 9 Sugaree
Author/Publisher:  Robbins, Acuff-Rose Publishing, BMI
3:16
Play Preview 10 Wild Weekend
Author/Publisher:  Todaro & Shannon, Shantodd Publishing, BMI
2:52
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