Big Jack Johnson – The Oil Man
“Johnson’s fat, reverb-drenched guitar tone and convincing vocals make for a potent combination on such classics as Catfish and How Many More Years, and even help to compensate for such obviously derivative songs as I’m Gonna Give Up Disco (a thinly disguised rewrite of Jr. Parker’s Mystery Train). Also worth hearing are Johnson’s delightfully distinctive treatments of Steel Guitar Rag, and oddly enough, Tom Dooley.” -The Washington Post.
“The band latches onto some irresistable grooves that are custom made for dancing (roll up the rugs) and Johnson’s guitar has a big, fat sound that makes you want to swing and sweat. Catfish, with its subtle references to Jimi Hendrix and John Lee Hooker,… ought to attract those fans of Stevie Ray Vaughn and George Thorogood if they can handle a lot more meat and a lot less sizzle.” -Jazz Times.
CD4910 Big Jack Johnson – Oil Man
- Oil Man
- Killing Floor
- Tom Dooley
- Catfish Blues
- How Many More Years
- Too Many Drivers
- Driving Wheel
- I’m Gonna Give Up Disco, and Go Back to the Blues
- Part Time Love
- Steel Guitar Rag (Going Bass Fishing)
- You Can Have My Woman