Living Blues - 9-10/94, p.64
"...The piano pounder's distinctive vocal style and rolling 88s have nicely weathered nearly a half-century of recording....This all-star gathering brings out the best in everyone..."
Personnel: Jimmy McCracklin (vocals, guitar, piano); Larry Davis, Lowell Fulson, Smokey Wilson , Barbara Lynn (vocals, guitar); Pee Wee Thomas, Terry "Big T" de Rouen, Big T (guitar); Bobby Forte (saxophone); William "Dr. Z." Zimmerman (tenor saxophone); Eddie Saxman Synigal (baritone saxophone); Joe Campbell (trumpet); Bernard Baisden (trombone); Darby Hicks, Jr. (piano); Ron Levy (organ); Johnny Otis (vibraphone); Craig Kimbrough (drums); Maureen Smith, Sue McCracklin, Falkner Shirley Davis, P. Lori Taylor (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Rusty McFarland.
Recording information: Lonzoland, Los Angeles, CA.
Unknown Contributor Role: Ron Levy.
Now these are the sort of cameos that make a contemporary blues disc work! Lowell Fulson, Larry Davis, Smokey Wilson, Barbara Lynn, and Johnny Otis all guested on McCracklin's most recent album for Bullseye Blues, making it clear that the pianist is no museum piece with their swinging grooves and sharp solos. ~ Bill Dahl