Q (3/92, p.86) - 3 Stars - Good - "..an R&B linchpin throughout the 50s...Perfect for a midnight mood session...an attractively heartwarming set.."
Down Beat (1/92, p.36) - 4.5 Stars - Very Good Plus
Personnel: Floyd Dixon (piano); Charlie Eldridge "Chuck" Norris, Jimmy Lewis (guitar); Joe Howard, Carlos Bermudez, Plas Johnson (tenor saxophone); Earl Palmer , Minor W. Robinson, Rudy Pitts (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Kirk Felton.
Liner Note Author: Billy Vera.
Recording information: Master Recorders, Hollywood, CA; New York, NY; Universal Recorders, Hollywood, CA.
Unknown Contributor Role: Georgia Gillfillan.
Floyd Dixon landed at Art Rupe's Specialty label in 1953, his music jumping harder than ever. These 22 tracks rate with his best; the collection is full of rarities and previously unissued items, many featuring the wailing tenor sax of Carlos Bermudez in lusty support of the pianist. By 1957, when he momentarily paused at Ebb Records, Dixon could do a pretty fair breathless imitation of Little Richard, as the scorching "Oooh Little Girl" definitively proves. Also includes Dixon's best-known number, the often-covered rocker "Hey Bartender" (first out on Atlantic's Cat subsidiary in 1954). ~ Bill Dahl
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