Personnel: Koko Taylor (vocals); Lonnie Brooks, Albert Collins, Son Seals, Criss Johnson (guitar); James Cotton (harmonica); Abb Locke (tenor saxophone); "Professor" Eddie Lusk (keyboards); Johnny B. Gayden (bass); Ray "Killer" Allison (drums).
Producers: Koko Taylor, Bruce Iglauer, Criss Johnson.
Recorded at Streeterville Studios, Chicago, Illinois. Includes liner notes by Andrew Gerking.
Co-producer Bruce Iglauer anticipated a future trend by making this a set filled with cameos -- but the presence of Lonnie Brooks, James Cotton, Albert Collins, and Son Seals is entirely warranted and the contributions of each work quite well in the context of the whole. Taylor's gritty "I Cried like a Baby" and a snazzy remake of Ann Peebles' "Come to Mama" are among the many highlights. ~ Bill Dahl