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Ain't Gonna Worry

  • 1. Don't Leave Me Broken-Hearted
    2. Cry for Me Baby
    3. Clouds in My Heart
    4. I Need a Sugar Mama
    5. Anything But Without You
    6. Tribute to Bill Doggett
    7. Your Used to Be
    8. Love Storm
    9. Ain't No Coochie Coochie Man
    10. Ain't Gonna Worry No More
    11. You Can't Call the Blues
    12. Changed Feeling, A
    13. Goin' Home
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 4937

  • Credits
    ProducerMichael Robert Frank
    EngineerBlaise Barton

    Lyricist: Johnny Yard Dog Jones.
    Personnel: Johnny Yard Dog Jones (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Johnny B. Moore (guitar); Detroit Junior (piano); Kenny Smith (drums).
    Liner Note Author: Jo Ann Korczynska.
    Recording information: ACME Recording, Chicago, IL (03/1996).
    Photographer: Robert Whitall.
    Unknown Contributor Role: Robert Whitall.
    At the age of 55, Johnny Yard Dog Jones finally had the opportunity to lead his first record date in 1996. Originally a gospel guitarist, Jones gradually made the transition to becoming a blues singer who also played harmonica and just a bit of guitar. His singing is likable and full of emotion as he explores a set of music that emphasizes 1950s-style Chicago blues, along with occasional soul ballads, but as it turns out, guitarist Johnny B. Moore unintentionally (and consistently) steals the show. A much stronger soloist than Jones, Moore's fiery statements are the main reason to acquire this disc; he is quite a powerhouse. Also on this worthy set are pianist Detroit Junior, bassist Bernard Reed and drummer Kenny Smith. ~ Scott Yanow

  • Critic Reviews
    Option (5-6/97, p.111) - "...Southern-influenced Chicago blues that covers all the bases with chops and its best, Jones's voice invokes the spirit of the great Howlin' Wolf."
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