Personalities | Jimmy Dawkins | Seventies | Jazz & Blues

(Guitar, vocals, b. 1936)

Guitarist Jimmy Dawkins came from Mississippi to the West Side of Chicago in 1955, formed a friendship with Luther Allison and slowly built a good reputation with his slow-burning expressiveness. He made his first recording, the award-winning Fast Fingers, in 1969 for Delmark Records and followed up with the equally serious All For Business (1973). In 1970 Dawkins toured and recorded in Europe with Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown and Otis Rush. He has been a sideman with many key artists.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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