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Format: CD
Sku: 60001951
UPC: 014551484127
UPC 14: 00014551484127
Release Date: 5/21/1996
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Hey, Bartender ~ Floyd Dixon
2. My Song Is Don't Worry ~ Floyd Dixon
3. You Know That'll Get It ~ Floyd Dixon
4. Long Time Ago, A ~ Floyd Dixon
5. Dream, A ~ Floyd Dixon
6. You're The Only One For Me ~ Floyd Dixon
7. 450 Pound Woman ~ Floyd Dixon
8. Mean And Jealous Man ~ Floyd Dixon
9. I Wanna Rock Now ~ Floyd Dixon
10. Don't Send Me No Flowers In The Graveyard ~ Floyd Dixon
11. Wake Up And Live ~ Floyd Dixon
12. Livin' A Lie (Weak For A Woman) ~ Floyd Dixon
13. Rockin' At Home ~ Floyd Dixon
14. Got The Blues So Bad ~ Floyd Dixon
15. Skeet's California Sunshine ~ Floyd Dixon
16. Gettin' Ready ~ Floyd Dixon

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Floyd Dixon (piano, vocals); Port Barlow (electric & acoustic guitars); Eddie Synigal (tenor & baritone saxophones); Charlie Owens (baritone saxophone); Joe Campbell (trumpet); Danny "Bone" Weinstein (trombone); Leslie Baker, Mark Goldberg, Rick Reed (acoustic bass); Eddie Clark, James Arvans, Jimi Bott (drums).
Muze PNote Recorded at Studio Trax, Walnut, California. Includes liner notes by Chip Deffaa.
Muze PNote Personnel: Floyd Dixon (vocals, piano); Port Barlow (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Eddie Saxman Synigal (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Charlie Owens (baritone saxophone); Joe Campbell (trumpet); Dan Weinstein, Danny "Bone" Wenstein (trombone); Marc Anton (alto horn); Rick Reed, Mark Goldberg, Leslie Baker (acoustic bass); James Arvans, Eddie Clark , Jimi Bott (drums).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Port Barlow.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Chip Deffaa.
Muze PNote Recording information: Studio Trax, Walnut Creek, CA.
Muze PNote Photographers: Michael Schwartz; Paul Natkin.
Muze PNote There was a time when swing-oriented jazz, R&B and blues overlapped to form an accessible yet intelligent style of music. In the late '40s Louis Jordan, Charles Brown and Amos Milburn were popular figures and Floyd Dixon (although a bit in their shadow) was not far behind. When rock & roll suddenly took over pop music in the mid-'50s, the middle-aged black performers were tossed off the charts in favor of their younger white imitators and work began to become scarce. Fortunately Floyd Dixon survived the lean years and, as with Charles Brown, he made a "comeback." This CD is a definitive Floyd Dixon release, mixing together older hits (including his signature tune "Hey, Bartender") with newer originals; all 16 selections were written or co-composed by Dixon. Joined by a jumping band that features a liberal amount of solo space for guitarist Port Barlow, tenor saxophonist Eddie Synigal and the old-time styled trombone of Danny Weinstein (plus a couple of spots for Charles Owens' baritone), Dixon sounds in excellent shape. His voice had not aged much, his enthusiasm is very much intact and his piano playing (whether on slow blues, medium-tempo novelties or the closing instrumental blues "Gettin' Ready") is quite jazz-oriented. Chip Deffaa's liner notes are an added plus. Highly recommended. ~ Scott Yanow

Producer: Port Barlow; Port Barlow

Engineer: Port Barlow; Port Barlow

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Charlie Owens

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Alligator Records 25th Anniver
Muze Music Compilations Crucial Texas Blues
Muze Music Compilations Wow Baby Wow:1950s R&b Blues Gospel

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/01/1996
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1996
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : ALCD 4841
Music Label Name Label : Alligator Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00014551484127

Professional Reviews

Q (9/96, p.112)
- 3 Stars - Good - "...Floyd sings and plays with an artistic fire that still burns bright today. The support idiomatically sympathetic without slipping into revivalism....Floyd's personal energy and skill...continually excites and informs the music."

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