While he has recorded a number of singles over the past 15 years, his first long player, Crawlin' Kingsnake was released in 1996. He has another LP due in 1/99 on Delmark Records. Jones' career has been marred by the 1993 incident where he shot and killed fellow bluesman Boston Blackie, apparently after arguing over the profits for the Blues Fest show where they both appeared. He recently released the second album under his own name, American People (Delmark Records).
A wonderfully dramatic showman Tail Dragger also possesses one of the most authentic and distinct Chicago Blues voices ever. In 1998 his American People (Delmark 728) CD, was described as "tour de force Chicago Blues" by Art Tipaldi in Blues Revue. Those who have seen Tail Dragger perform know that a studio CD cannot fully capture the excitement of a live show. My Head Is Bald remedies that by presenting a live recording done on Chicago's west side, where Tail Dragger currently performs every Sunday.
The DVD is highly enjoyable because it takes you right there - you can follow Tail Dragger as he moves around Vern's interacting with the appreciative crowd. DVD is in high resolution stereo, DTS and Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. With Bob Stroger and Kenny Smith. Moscow gigs: October 18, 19, 20th, "DOM-U-DOROGI"; 21st, "JAZZ TOWN".
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