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I Got To Find Me A Woman CD

Robert Lockwood, Jr

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I GOT TO FIND ME A WOMAN was nominated for a 1999 Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album.

There's no substitute for experience, and that's something bluesman Lockwood has got in excess. He learned to play the Delta blues at the feet of Robert Johnson himself, who happened to be Lockwood's common-law stepfather. Decades later, an octogenarian Lockwood is still applying the lessons he learned from the master with great alacrity, as evidenced by I GOT TO FIND ME A WOMAN. Though he was schooled in the acoustic country blues, which he can still tear off like nobody's business, Lockwood learned early on that electricity was a blues guitarist's best friend, and began taking a few tricks from the Chicago blues book.

Both sides of that fence are represented here, as Lockwood performs affecting solo numbers alongside full-band Chicago-style stompers. His solo reading of the Delta standard "Walkin' Blues" showcases his sinuous guitar style, while the steady pumping of such tunes as "Big Legged Woman" shows Lockwood to be an authoritative interpreter of fully-charged electric blues. Naturally, it doesn't hurt to have people like Joe Louis Walker and B.B. King pitching in, either.

Principally recorded at Suma Recording Co., Painesville, Ohio on May 7-9, 1996. Includes liner notes by Lawrence Cohn.

Personnel: Robert Lockwood, Jr. (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12-string guitar, slide guitar); Charles "D.C." Carnes, Joe Louis Walker, B.B. King (electric guitar); Wallace Coleman (harmonica); Robert "Red Top" Young (piano).

Recording information: Ardent Recording Studio, Memphis, TN (05/07/1996-06/10/1996); Suma Recording Studios, Painesville, OH (05/07/1996-06/10/1996).

Photographer: Carol Friedman.

Unknown Contributor Role: Jean-Philippe Allard.

Personnel: Robert Lockwood, Jr. (6 & 12 string electric, electric slide & acoustic guitars, vocals); B.B. King, Joe Louis Walker, Charles "D.C." Carnes (electric guitar); Wallace Coleman (harmonica); Maurice Reedus, El. (tenor saxophone); Robert "Red Top" Young (piano); Richard' Buddah' Smith (Bassist); Jimmy "Gator" Hoare (drums).