This cd, aptly titles Gold
is a re-mastered, expanded version of their previously released cd,
Chicago Blues All Stars, Inc., starring Jimmy Tillman, Freddie Dixon,
Butch Dixon and John Watkins of a 1984 concert recording in Portland,
This new album is a double cd containing 22 classic
blues and soul songs from the concert plus the band's late 2017 new
single Black Bags, featuring 23 year old Michael Damani on lead vocal
and guitar. Michael is a student who came to the band s weekly jam in
Chicago and after sitting in a few times, joined the band in 2017 in the
place of John Watkins, who was facing some health challenges.
Tillman wrote the song as a response to all the gun violence in the
Black community. Michael was the perfect choice to deliver the song with
fire and passion. Now on tour dates, both John and Michael play guitar.
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