Mad Dog Lester Davenport – I Smell A Rat
Delmark DE 763 (2002)
I Smell A Rat is the product of a friendship that developed more than three decades ago between two men who, although they grew up near the same Mississippi Delta town of Tchula, never met until they began living in Chicago. Lester Davenport (vocals and harmonica) and Jimmy Dawkins (guitar and producer) are united professionally after years of running around the city’s West Side. Drop in I Smell A Rat, Lester Davenport’s vibrant, rocking West Side neighborhood for awhile. It’s a magical place where blues giants like Jimmy Dawkins, Bob Stroger, Detroit Jr. – and the “Mad Dog” himself – still roam. Twelve originals, seventy minutes of West Side Chicago blues.
Featuring Jimmy Dawkins