Personnel: Swamp Dogg (piano, background vocals); Bob Etoll (guitar, sitar); Dashiell Humdy (flute, tenor saxophone); William Barnes, Gabriel Flemings, Hank Ballard, Jr. (trumpet); Alvin Stanton, Terry Carter (trombone); Nate Morgan (Fender Rhodes piano, organ); Willie Ornelas, Carlos Carraby (drums); King Errisson (percussion); Maurice McCormick, Sal Valentino (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Tony Rounce.
Recording information: Perspective Sound, Sun Valley, California.
Photographer: Steve Pyryezstov.
Arranger: Swamp Dogg.
After years of keeping a low profile, Dogg emerged from out of nowhere with this fine record. Instead of streamlined hard soul, this record carries a rock & roll clout that keeps even its most banal moments ("Wine, Women and Rock 'n' Roll") from terminal tedium. Song title highlight: Dogg's duet with Esther Phillips, "The Love We Got Ain't Worth Two Dead Flies." Kind of says it all, doesn't it. ~ John Dougan