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Too SLIM & The Taildraggers – King Size Troublemakers 2000

Posted in BLUES, Too SLIM on December 23, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Too SLIM & The Taildraggers – King Size Troublemakers 2000

Blues

This is string-bending, guitar orientated, blues based rock & roll, with some hard-rocking northwestern attitude thrown in for spice. Too Slim keeps the pace from ever getting stagnant by changing it around all the time; he has arranged the …    Full Descriptionsongs well. He wrote all but 3 of the songs, and 2 of those 3 he co-wrote. He isn’t going to win any prizes for his vocals, but they are more than adequate, and actually quite good on the rousing country stomper, Big Barn Boogie. There are no weak songs on this disc and for me the strongest song is the last cut Rosado. This is a laid back sleepy blues tune that puts me in mind of Santo and Johnny’s Sleepwalk in the way it quietly and sinuously keeps pushing towards the finish. The Taildraggers are ably assisted by the addition of 3 sparkling guests to give that extra finish to the sound, Mark Hummel on harmonica, Sam “lightening” Hopkins – guitar and Dave Cebert on piano. This is a benchmark for the group.
By Bob Gottlieb.
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Tim “Too Slim” Langford- (Vocals, Guitar);
Tom “The Stomp” Brimm- (Bass);
John “Midnight” Cage- (Drums, Percussion).
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Sam “Lightnin'” Hopkins- (Guitar);
Mark Hummel- (Harmonica);
Dave Cebert- (Piano).
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01. King Size Troublemaker 4:36
02. Just Like I Am 4:05
03. I’m Gonna Blow 5:13
04. Potent 8 5:56
05. More Must Be Better 5:42
06. Sam’s Pit 1:49
07. I’ve Been Down 4:31
08. Feel So Good 2:31
09. Big Barn Boogie 4:45
10. I Get Real High 4:02
11. Crowbar Hotel 5:12
12. Rosado 6:45
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Too SLIM And The Taildraggers – Wanted, Live! 1996

Posted in BLUES, Too SLIM on December 22, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Too SLIM And The Taildraggers – Wanted, Live! 1996

Blues

Too Slim & The Taildraggers are an awesome blues/rock band. All of their albums rock and make you want to get up and dance. I have seen them perform live several times and they are even better. All of their albums are a must have for the true blues fan.
By Jennifer Torpy.
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Taildraggers Best Regional Band for five consecutive years, beginning in 1995. The Inland Empire Blues Society dubbed them Best Blues Band for four straight years, from 1995 through 1998. The same blues society honored the CD Blues for EB as Best Album in 1998, and gave the same honor to the CD Swamp Opera two years earlier. For three consecutive years beginning in 1995, the society also named the band’s guitarist the best of his kind and placed him in the Hall of Fame, as it did for the band’s drummer in 1996, 1997, and 1998.(Wanted, Live! 1996)
The Taildraggers’ bass player was also honored as Best Bassist in 1995. The Washington Blues Society conferred awards, too: one in 1996 for Best Blues Song, and another three years earlier for Best Songwriter.
By Linda Seida, All Music Guide.
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Tim “Too Slim” Langford- vocals, guitar
John “Midnight” Cage- drums
Tom “The Stomp” Brimm- bass
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01. Western Man  4:18
02. Lowdown Hoedown  5:26
03. So Many Roads, So Many Trains  6:49
04. How Many More Years  8:27
05. She Blows My Socks Off  2:43
06. Bone Of Contention  4:46
07. Howlin’ For My Darlin’  4:45
08. Sonic Boom  2:40
09. Long Tail, Black Cat  6:44
10. Shake ‘Em On Down  6:39
11. Rumble  3:30
12. El Rauncho Grundge  5:25
13. Home On The Range  2:09
14. If You Ain’t Rockin  3:34
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