1. Much Later For You Baby
  2. Early Morning Blues
  3. Just As I Am
  4. Whoopin' And Hollerin'
  5. Too Late
  6. Happy Blues
  7. Best Wishes
  8. Young And Able
  9. Tough Duff
  10. Reach For Your Telephone
  11. Sittin' Here Drinkin'
  12. Get On The Right Track, Baby

LYNWOOD SLIM – harmonica/flute/voc
JUNIOR WATSON – guitar/voc
LARRY TAYLOR – upright bass

Special Guest:
RICK “L.A.Holmes” HOLMSTROM – gtr.

A CCR Productions Recording

To escape from the usual retro and jump blues routine, producer Richard Duran chose material from different musical sources.
'40s r&b, downhome blues from the south, mostly obscure but GREAT stuff.

Slim is a fine singer and Junior one of the very best (listen to his deep-toned full sounds substituting horns!).

Super recording made by Jerry Hall in L.A.
Extremely entertaining.


Reviews CCD 11059

Given the pedigree of the assembled line-up, you cannot fail to enjoy this album. (…) All of the above, coupled with a good choice of seldom covered material make for a consistent album that fans of the genre can savely purchase.

Vol 2 / Issue 16 / 1998
Steve Cooke

Zu erleben gibt es fettesten Westcoast-Blues, gespielt in bester 50's Tradition, von einer Band, die an jedem einzelnen Instrument einen ausgebufften Profi vorweisen kann. (…) Wer es nicht zu modern mag dennoch nach neuem Futter hungert, wird hier bestens bedient sein.

Rockin' Germany
September 1998
Rockwood Dick

Modernes Swingalbum in sehr gelöster Stimmung, jazzy, humorvoll und manchmal auch melancholisch. In dieser Sparte gibt's auf der Gitarre kaum einen besseren als Junior Watson, allerdings ist die ganze Band hervorragend. Zum Genießen für späte Stunden.

Rollin' & Tumbin'
Oktober 1998, No 6

This entire album is mainly a delightful, gentle blend of jump-based R&B songs with a few tender blues. (…) This all combines to make a most enjoyable CD.

Oktober 1998
Maria Bainer

Given the pedigree of the assembled line-Up, you cannot fall to enjoy this album. You are treated to some excellent guitar from both Watson and Holmstrom, a good vocal delivery, if slightly strained on the occasional high note, from Lynwood Slim, Kaplan's exemplary keyboard work and a rock steady rhythm section. All of the above, coupled with a good choice od seldom covered material make for a consistent album that fans of the genre can safely purchase.

#16, Oktober 1998
Steve Cooke

The ultimate West Coast jumpin' blues artists are assembled here. The musical juice carries a rockin' '50s slant. This becomes a swingin' blues hoot … Catch a jazzy ,swingin' jump blues sound on this disc. Great studio material that is the epitome of the West Coast jump scene!

Big City Blues (USA)
June-July 1999
Mark A. Cole