Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the December 2011 Issue of Stereophile!
Limited Edition 180 Gram Double Vinyl featuring three Songs featuring legendary Bluesmen Buddy Guy & Charlie Musselwhite! Includes Exclusive Vinyl Only Bonus Track: "Sweet Little Rock And Roller"!
George Thorogood and the Destroyers pay tribute to their Chess Records heroes,
including many of Thorogood's legendary mentors who helped to launch his career
in rock & roll. The album features Thorogood's raw, rocking turn on
classics by a who's who of the blues, including Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry,
Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter and other Chess
greats. This is the album George Thorogood was born to
2120 South Michigan Avenue producer Tom Hambridge says of
Thorogood, "What makes this album so perfect for George is that he has been
doing it authentically all along. He can deliver Howlin Wolf better than
anybody, because he's lived it. He's not going to sing something he doesn't
Named for the address of Chess Records' Chicago headquarters, 2120 South
Michigan Avenue is produced by musician, songwriter and producer Tom Hambridge,
a four-time GRAMMY Award nominee and 2010 GRAMMY winner for Best Contemporary
Blues Album (Hambridge produced Buddy Guy's Living Proof) and ASCAP Songwriter
of the Year Award winner.
George Thorogood forged his signature sound of blues-infused rock & roll with
the musical guidance he received from his Chess heroes. The Destroyers fought
their way to the top, barging out of Delaware in the '70s as a jarringly
high-energy bunch (also featuring drummer Jeff Simon and bassist Billy Blough),
playing raucous, slide guitar-stoked, blues-rock takes on tunes by Chuck Berry,
Elmore James, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley and others. Soon, they were touring
and gigging with many of these statesmen of the blues, and learning invaluable
lessons with every encounter.
The Destroyers have expanded through the years; the band now includes original
members Simon and Blough, as well as guitarist Jim Suhler (a Texan who was
brought aboard in 1999) and saxophonist Buddy Leach, who joined in 2003.
The album contains 11 classic Chess Records covers, an Exclusive Vinyl Only Bonus Track: "Sweet Little Rock And Roller", plus two brand new songs! 2010 Grammy winners Buddy Guy and Charlie Musselwhite both appear as guest artists.
• 180 Gram Vinyl
• Limited Edition Double LP
• Three Songs featuring legendary Bluesmen Buddy Guy & Charlie Musselwhite!
• Exclusive Vinyl Only Bonus Track: "Sweet Little Rock And Roller"
George Thorogood, rhythm, lead & slide guitars, vocals
Bill Blough, bass
Buddy Leach, saxophones
Jeff Simon, drums
Jim Suhler, rhythm & lead guitars
Buddy Guy, lead guitar
Charlie Musselwhite, harmonica
Tom Hambridge, drums, percussion, background vocals
Tommy MacDonald, bass
Kevin McKendree, piano, b-3 organ
Marla Thorogood, background vocals
Rio Thorogood, background vocals
LP1 - Side 1:
1. Going Back
2. Hi-Heel Sneakers - featuring Buddy Guy
3. Seventh Son
LP1 - Side 2:
1. Let It Rock
2. Two Trains Running (Still A Fool)
3. Bo Diddley
LP2 - Side 3:
1. Mama Talk To Your Daughter
2. Help Me
3. My Babe - featuring Charlie Musselwhite
4. Sweet Little Rock And Roller*
LP2 - Side 4:
1. Willie Dixon's Gone
2. Chicago Bound
3. 2120 South Michigan Ave. - featuring Charlie Musselwhite
*Exclusive Vinyl Only Bonus Track!