Full Tilt
The rawest Chicago blues being made today. Ed stokes the up-tempo tracks to a white-hot intensity and the tough, slow blues even hotter. A touch of barrelhouse piano and raucous horns add to the fun, while The Blues Imperials match Ed step for step, pushing him to the best performances of his career. "They blow down the walls. Dim the lights, turn up the stereo, and let the house party begin" -- GUITAR PLAYER

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2009 Band Of The Year Award--Blues Music Awards LIL' ED TALKS ABOUT FULL TILT Lil' Ed Williams talks about his history, his Uncle...
2009 Band Of The Year Award--Blues Music Awards
 
LIL' ED TALKS ABOUT FULL TILT
Lil' Ed Williams talks about his history, his Uncle JB Hutto, how it was he landed at Alligator Records and about his new release FULL TILT

Lil’ Ed Williams, Guitar & Vocals

Michael Garrett, Guitar & Background Vocals (Mike Garrett plays the first

solo on "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" and the intro and fills on "My Baby Moves Me")

James “Pookie” Young, Bass & Background Vocals

Kelly Littleton, Drums

With

Johnny Iguana, Piano & Organ

Eddie McKinley, Tenor Sax

David Basinger, Baritone Sax

(Eddie McKinley & David Basinger perform as members of the Diplomats of Solid Sound)

Produced by Bruce Iglauer and Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials

Recorded and mixed at Joyride Studios, Chicago, IL by Blaise Barton

Mastered by Dan Stout and Bruce Iglauer at Colossal Mastering, Chicago, IL

Packaging design by Kevin Niemiec

Photos by Paul Natkin/Photo Reserve

Alligator logo by Michael Trossman

Special thanks to Jimmy Vivino for the official J.B. Hutto Airline guitar and to Mark Baier of Gretsch and Victoria amplifiers, 

Ed thanks: God for all good things in life, Pamela, his family, Bruce Iglauer and the staff at Alligator Records, his band members who have been with him for more than 20 years and Intrepid Artists. Kudos to Lorri for song material. 

Pookie thanks: my wife Renee, Charon, Jamice, Allen, Willie and Sabrina. Mike thanks: Lisa, Julianna, Michael, D and J, Suzy, Deidre, Joe Charles, Kona, for years of inspiration, strength and courage, Peter Hix and Hix Brothers Music, Dean Markley Strings, Mesa Amplifiers and blues fans, societies and clubs everywhere. 

Kelly thanks: my sweet Monalise, Bonnie Littleton, Bro Zach and Kristi, Mike Newberry, Bruce and the Alligator crew, Rick Booth and Intrepid Artists, Big Daddy Chuck, Daddy Henry Jones! and Willie D Warren for the wisdom.
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    Track Name Duration  
Play Preview 1 Hold That Train
Author/Publisher:  Ed Williams, Eyeball Music, BMI
3:59
Play Preview 2 Housekeeping Job
Author/Publisher:  Ed Williams, Eyeball Music, BMI
3:49
Play Preview 3 Don't Call Me
Author/Publisher:  Ed & Pam Williams, Eyeball Music, BMI
3:08
Play Preview 4 Check My Baby's Oil
Author/Publisher:  Ed Williams, Eyeball Music, BMI
5:34
Play Preview 5 First I Look At The Purse
Author/Publisher:  William Robinson & Robert Rogers, Jobete Music Co. c/o EMI Music Publ., ASCAP
3:24
Play Preview 6 Love Don't Live Here Anymore
Author/Publisher:  Ed & Pam Williams, Eyeball Music, BMI
3:54
Play Preview 7 Life Got In The Way
Author/Publisher:  Ed & Pam Williams, Eyeball Music, BMI
7:04
Play Preview 8 Candy Sweet
Author/Publisher:  Ed & Pam Williams, Eyeball Music, BMI
2:10
Play Preview 9 Woman, Take A Bow
Author/Publisher:  Ed & Pam Williams, Eyeball Music, BMI
4:02
Play Preview 10 My Baby Moves Me
Author/Publisher:  Ed Williams, Eyeball Music, BMI
4:10
Play Preview 11 Dying To Live
Author/Publisher:  Ed Williams, Eyeball Music, BMI
5:40
Play Preview 12 Open Invitation
Author/Publisher:  Ed & Pam Williams, Eyeball Music, BMI
2:59
Play Preview 13 Every Man Needs A Good Woman
Author/Publisher:  James Young, Eyeball Music, BMI
5:47
Play Preview 14 Take Five
Author/Publisher:  Hound Dog Taylor, Publisher Unknown. Additional lyrics by Ed Williams, Eyeball Music, BMI
3:19
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