A masterpiece of rollicking blues and R&B, shot through with Elvin's stinging fretwork and performed with an undeniable spirit of raucous fun. Include five new Bishop originals, plus Elvin’s take on Jimmy Reed's "Honest I Do," Fats Domino's "Bo Weevil" and Lionel Hampton’s "Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop." Special guests include Mickey Thomas (of "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" and Jefferson Starship fame) and blues harp icon Charlie Musselwhite.
Rousing, down-home, feel-good music...spunky rhythms and razor-sharp slide...Bishop's a superb guitarist of great strength and skill...a rockin' good time.--Guitar World
Elvin Bishop: Guitar and Vocals Bob Welsh: Guitar, Organ on "Let Your Woman Have Her Way," Bass on "Old School" and Piano on "Blues With A Feeling" Stev...
Elvin Bishop: Guitar and Vocals Bob Welsh: Guitar, Organ on "Let Your Woman Have Her Way," Bass on "Old School" and Piano on "Blues With A Feeling" Steve Willis: Piano and Accordion, Background Vocals Ed Earley: Trombone and Background Vocals Ruth Davies: Bass Bobby Cochran: Drums and Background Vocals
with special guests:
Mickey Thomas: Vocals on "Let Your Woman Have Her Way" and Harmony Vocals on "Blues With A Feeling" Charlie Musselwhite: Harmonica on "Old School" and "No More Doggin'" Willy Jordan: Cajon on "Old School", Harmony Vocals on "Old School," "Bo Weevil" and "Can't Even Do Wrong Right" June Core: Drums on "Can't Even Do Wrong Right" Steve Evans: Bass on "Blues With A Feeling" and "Let Your Woman Have Her Way" Emily Bishop, Kristen Lindsat, Susan McKay: Background Vocals on "Dancin'"
Produced by Steve Savage, Elvin Bishop and Bob Welsh Recorded and mixed by Steve Savage at Hog Heaven Studio, Lagunitas, CA Additional recording by Kid Andersen at Greaseland Studio, San Jose, CA Mastered by Collin Jordan and Bruce Iglauer at The Boiler Room, Chicago, IL Cover illustration by Paul Thorn Packaging design by Kevin Niemiec Photos by Bob Hakins Mickey Thomas photo courtesy of Mickey Thomas Alligator logo by Michael Trossman
Elvin wishes to thank: First of all, my wife, Cara Mariko Wada Bishop for her love, support and understanding through the years; Emily Miiko Bishop, my daughter, for being a beautiful person and keeping her Old School dad somewhat in touch with the modern world; the band--Bobby Cochran, Ruth Davies, Steve Willis, Ed Earley , Bob Welsh (my partner in guitar crime) and our road manager Chris Hansen and sound man Ted Stancliff, for being such cool people and so good at what they do; Charlie Musselwhite and Mickey Thomas for their longtime friendship and outtasight musical talents; Willy Jordan, June Core and Steve Evans for their important musical contributions; Aldo Pannatoni for his advice, encouragement, and skillful video documenting; Steve Savage for his recording expertise, musical taste, and being fun to work with; Kid Andersen; Paul Thorn for his great cover art; Mike and Saori Kappus for their help, and for being nice folks; Roger Naber, Scott Burnett and all the Cruisers on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise; The Blues Foundation; and Bruce Iglauer and everybody at Alligator for welcoming us back.