Mojo (Publisher) - 1/95, p.111
"...nearly 20 years old, but [its] restrained and intelligent production has wonderfully preserved both the straightforward blues like 'If You Ain't Been To Houston' and Southern soul material like 'Breakin' Up Somebody's Home'..."
The CD includes a bonus track.
Personnel: Lonesome Sundown (vocals, guitar); Tony Matthews, Phillip Walker (guitar); David Li, David II (saxophone, horns); Ernest Vantrease (piano, keyboards); Bill Murray , Nathaniel Dove (keyboards); Franchot Blake (drums); Choctaw Slim, Aaron Tucker (percussion).
Audio Remasterer: Bernie Grundman.
Liner Note Author: Frank Scott.
Recording information: Eldorado Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA (1977).
Photographers: Ethel Bromberg; Carol Lee.
Unknown Contributor Roles: The Melody Kings; Ina Bea Walker; Joyce Martin; Ian Walker.
The Louisiana blues vet's 1977 comeback album was a well-done affair, capturing some of the flavor of his '50s material (but with a modern edge). Producers Bruce Bromberg and Dennis Walker (who doubled on bass) recruited guitarist Phillip Walker, a longtime Sundown cohort, to handle some of the fret load, and the predominantly original songlist was worthy of Sundown's lowdown sound. ~ Bill Dahl