Living Blues - p.55
"One of Rogers' great strengths has always been the multiple approaches from which he performs his blues, ranging from early Delta styles to more contemporary blues-rock hybrids, all driven by that ever-present, sizzling slide guitar."
Personnel: Roy Rogers (vocals, slide guitar, guitars, piano, percussion), Scott Mathews (guitar, harmonica, piano, drums, percussion, background vocals), Rich Girard, Steve Ehrmann (bass), Terry Baker (drums), Keta Bill, Charlie Owens, Dave Terry, Ned Claflin, Tom Nelson (background vocals).
Additional engineers: Ron Nagle, Samuel Lehmer, Reggie Toussaint.
Recorded at Sea-Saint Studios, New Orleans, Louisiana; Russian Hill Recording and The Pen, San Francisco, California.
All songs written by Roy Rogers except "Cover Up" (Mathews/Nagle), "Pretty Girls Everywhere" (Williams/Church), "Walkin' Blues" and "Terraplane Blues" (Robert Johnson).
Personnel: Roy Rogers (vocals, guitar, tambourine, percussion, background vocals); Dave Terry, Tom Nelson, Keta Bill, Ned Claflin (vocals, background vocals); Charles Owen, John Lee Hooker (vocals); Scott Mathews (guitar, harmonica, piano, drums, percussion, background vocals); Allen Toussaint (piano); Terry Baker (drums); Charlie Owens (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Samuel Lehmer.
Recording information: Pen, San Francisco, CA; Russian Hill Recording, San Francisco, CA; Sea-Saint Studios, New Orleans, LA.
Unknown Contributor Role: Scott Mathews .
Slidewinder is one of Roy Rogers's best albums, a collection of smoking hot contemporary blues, ranging from jacked-up rocking boogie numbers and dirty Chicago blues to stripped-down acoustic numbers. It all works equally well, especially the two stellar duets with pianist Allen Toussaint. ~ Thom Owens