The Big Break
Swinging musicianship meets hilarious songwriting. "The joyful musical intersection where hard-core Chicago blues, jump blues and R&B and Western Swing come together with driving rock'n'roll"--DOWN BEAT
RICK ESTRIN, Harmonica and Vocals
JAY PETERSON, Bass
DOBIE STRANGE, Drums
Produced by Bruce Iglauer, Charles Baty and Rick Estrin
Recorded at Starlight Studios, Richmond, CA
Engineered by Bill Thompson
Mixed by Bill Thompson at Starlight Studios, Richmond, CA and David Axelbaum at Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL
Cover photo by Kent Lacin
Cover design by Peter Amft
Cover lettering by Matt Minde
Mastered by Tom Coyne at DMS, New York, NY
Jimmy Pugh plays piano on Don't Do It, Side Stuff and Some Nerve
Special thanks to Ashley Chandler, Chris Goldsmith, Kevin Morrow, Randy L. Steenbergen, Cat Stratton, Mark Pucci, Bob Crawford, Donnie Woodruff, Larry Gosch and everyone at Skip's Music, Zenbu Guitars, Rick Curasco, Ed Castro, Hohner Harmonicas, Gibson Guitars, Shure Microphones, Sabian Cymbals, Remo Drums and Ernie Ball Strings.
Very special thanks to Nora Kinnally and the staff of Alligator Records.