Tail Dragger – Stop Lyin’
Delmark DE 828 (2013)
On September 29, 1982 blues singer Tail Dragger recorded nine songs with Johnny B. Moore and Jesse Lee Williams, guitars; Eddie “Jewtown” Burks, harmonica; Willie Kent, bass; Larry Taylor, drums. Unfortunately producer Iron Jaw Harris didn’t live long enough to see the album issued.
Jimmy Dawkins, operating his Leric label, made an arrangement with Tail Dragger to release the 45 “My Head Is Bald” backed with “So Ezee” featuring overdubbed piano by Lafayette Leake, and harp by Little Mac Simmons. The remainder of the session sat in Tail Dragger’s home for thirty years – until now.
The CD includes “Where Did You Go”, “Don’t You Want A Good Man”, “Stop Lyin'”, “Ain’t Gonna Cry No Mo”, “Alabama Bound”, “Don’t Trust Yo Woman”, “Please Mr. Jailer”, the 2 previously-issued sides, and a 16-minute Tail Dragger talk about the recording.