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Red Dirt Boogie – The Atco Recordings 1970-1972

Throughout the 1960s and 70s, guitarist Jesse Ed Davis was the "go-to" sideman for a remarkable group of musicians. Starting in the mid'Sixties, he became a key part of Taj Mahal's band, playing on several albums and tours including an appearance on The Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus and his historic pairing with Leon Russell to play on Bob Dylan's "Watching the River Flow" at the Concert for Bangladesh (after which he accompanied George Harrison).

By now, he'd caught the eye of ATCO Records, which released his debut LP Jesse Davis in 1971 featuring Russell, Eric Clapton, Gram Parsons, Merry Clayton, Ben Sidran, John Simon (producer of The Band), Alan White (of Yes), and many others including Delaney Bramlett behind the mixing desk.

A year later, Atco released Ululu containing some of the same all-stars, plus Duck Dunn, Jim Keltner, and Dr. John – and a version of George Harrison's "Sue Me, Sue You Blues" before even George recorded it.

Next up, Jesse become John Lennon's guitarist on Walls and Bridges and Rock n Roll, plus Harrison's Extra Texture and Ringo Starr's Goodnight Vienna.

Davis also produced and played on Gene Clark's 1971 album White Light and appeared on Clark's No Other, Leonard Cohen's Death of a Ladies' Man, and that's Jesse taking the solo on Jackson Browne's 1972 breakout hit "Doctor My Eyes."

Despite his status as one of the all-time great session guitarists, Jesse Ed Davis's solo LPs have been out of print for years and hard to find on CD—so for the very first time, the best of the ATCO material has been collected together,coupled with some unreleased gems from the Atlantic Records vault!

19-track collection featuring liner notes (festooned with photos from the Atco vaults) by Pat Thomas that trace the ups and downs of this supremely talented musician whose life ended tragically at the age of 43.

Tracks: Every Night Is Saturday Night / Washita Love Child / Red Dirt Boogie, Brother / Rock N Roll Gypsies (Unreleased Basic Track) / Farther On Down the Road (You Will Accompany Me) / Reno Street Incident / Sue Me, Sue You Blues / You Belladonna You / Crazy Love / Ululu / Alcatraz / White Line Fever / Tulsa County / Strawberry Wine / My Captain / Make a Joyful Noise / Golden Sun Goddess / Rock N Roll Gypsies / Kiowa Teepee (Washita Love Child) (Unreleased Instrumental)

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