Jimmy Dawkins – Fast Fingers
Delmark DD 623 (1969)
Blues guitarist Jimmy Dawkins stands out as a solemn, thoughtful figure. With his ax cradled in his arms, staring through his shades into the crowd but not really seeing them, he seems merged with his songs on a higher realm. His voice pleads, his fingers answer with super-quick guitar riffs which complement each other beautifully.
Today Jimmy Dawkins is a seasoned Chicago blues veteran still actively recording albums. This CD was his first album as leader and it offers a glimpse into the soul and character of a great blues man. Winner of the prestigious Grand Prix du Disque de Jazz given by the “Hot Club de France.”