Personnel: Johnny Adams (vocals); Johnny Adams; Jimmy Ponder, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Wayne Bennett (guitar); Bill "Foots" Samuel (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Jim Spake (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Ed Petersen (tenor saxophone); BIll Samuel (baritone saxophone); Terry Tullos, Scott Thompson, Terry Tullos (trumpet); Ernie Gautreau, Craig Klein (trombone); Craig Wroten, Craig Wroten (piano, organ); Dr. John (piano); David Torkanowsky (keyboards); David Barard, Darrel Francis (bass guitar); Wilbert "Junkyard Dog" Arnold (drums, bass drum); Shannon Powell, Herman V. Ernest III (drums); Duke Robillard (guitar); Donald Harrison (alto saxophone); Alvin "Red" Tyler (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Eric Traub (tenor saxophone); Charlie Miller (trumpet); Jon Cleary, Mac Rebennack (piano); James Singleton (acoustic bass); Johnny Vidacovich (drums); George Jackson (congas); George Porter, Jr., Dr. Lonnie Smith .
Audio Remasterer: Jonathan Wyner.
Recording information: New Orleans, LA.
Photographer: Rick Olivier.
Known primarily as an R&B singer, the late Johnny Adams possessed a deep, emotive voice that was also well suited to more traditional blues. This 2005 Rounder collection presents 12 blues-tinged tracks culled from Adams's 1980s and '90s albums for the label. In addition to being backed by top-notch session players, Adams is joined on a few tunes by fellow New Orleans native Dr. John, who contributes his typically slinky piano lines.