Ace In The Hole
Elvin returns with his blend of rocking blues and serious good humor. Searing slide guitar, romping horns and good ol' boy vocals. With guest Charlie Musselwhite.
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All songs by Elvin Bishop, Crabshaw Music, ASCAP, except as noted
Elvin Bishop, Guitar and Vocals
"Daddy Ray" Arvizu, Alto Saxophone & Background Vocals
Ed Early, Trombone and Background Vocals
Randy Forrester, Keyboards and Background Vocals; Lead Vocal on Party 'Til The Cows Come Home
Evan Palmerson, Bass
Larry Vann, Drums and Background Vocals
Special thanks to a hell of a band and a great bunch of fellas.
VERY special thanks to the following guest musicians: My old Chicago buddy, Charlie Musselwhite, Harmonica on Ace In The Hole and Home Of The Blues; Carl Lockett, Guitar on Talkin' Mood, Give Me Some Of That Money and Another Mule Kickin' In Your Stall; Willie Jordan, Conga Drums and Background Vocals; Joyce Garcia and Camille, Background Vocals On Give Me Some Of That Money; The Carp-Tones: Bill Thompson; Rick Meyers; Daddy Ray; Ed Early, Background Vocals on Fishin'.
Produced by Elvin Bishop and Bill Thompson
Recorded and mixed by Bill Thompson
Recorded and mixed at Wild Horse Studio, Novato, CA
Additional recording at Wizards And Cecil B. Studios, San Rafael, CA
Mastered by Jay O'Rourke at Monster Disc, Chicago, IL
Photos by Kent Lacin, Sacramento, CA
Design by Matt Minde
Additional art direction by Oliver
Thanks to Jonathan Cain and Wild Horse Studios, Pete Slauson, Wizards And Cecil B. Studio, Steve Suda at Bayview Studios, Walt Dickson, and to Doc Shaffer for fishing advice and studio maintenance.
And lastly a heartfelt thanks to my family for their constant love, support and understanding; to Jimmy McCracklin for the chicken and biscuits and for a beautiful song; to Bruce Iglauer, Nora Kinnally and all the folks at Alligator for their support, advice and encouragement; to Rick Meyers for his cheerful and skillful road management abilities; and last but not least, to Bill Thompson, my connoisseur of sound for the last decade and good buddy.