Personnel: Johnny Rawls (vocals, guitar); Bernard Watts (guitar); Samuel Ross, Anthony Johnson (alto saxophone); David Taylor (Hammond b-3 organ); Eddie Gillespie (drums).
Audio Mixers: Rick Cassman; John Stedman.
Liner Note Authors: Brett J. Bonner; John Stedman.
Recording information: Taylormade Studio, Jackson, MI.
Johnny Rawls turns in an impressive debut with Here We Go. Although he doesn't do anything new to the soul-blues genre, the record is entertaining in the vein of Z.Z. Hill and latter-day Bobby Bland. Rawls has a powerful, soulful voice which can make mediocre material sound convincing. Unfortunately, there are a few too many half-hearted cuts here, but that doesn't prevent the album from being a promising debut. ~ Thom Owens