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Playlist of Tail Dragger Jones

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  • Tail Dragger - My head is bald

    12:37

    From Live At Vern's Friendly Lounge, Chicago 2005....Super blues...
    With Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell, Jimmy Dawkins and others....
    Delmark Records

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  • Tail Dragger with Rockin Johnny - Blues Makers Soundstage

    40:16

    Film Date: 8/4/14 at VORTV Studios, Romeoville, IL
    Tail Dragger - vocal, Rockin' Johnny - guitar, Big D - harmonica, Mike Azzi - bass, Rob Lorenz - drums

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  • Louise

    7:43

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Louise · Tail Dragger

    Live at Rooster's Lounge

    ℗ 2009 Delmark Records

    Released on: 2009-10-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Tail Dragger & His Chicago Blues Band - Dont Trust No Woman

    6:32

    From the album Crawlin' Kingsnake released in 1996.

    Tail Dragger(Vocals), Studebaker John(Harp), Rockin' Johnny Burgin(Guitar), Sho Komiya(Bass), Twist Turner(Drums)

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  • Prison Blues

    8:10

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Prison Blues · Tail Dragger · Billy Branch · Lurrie Bell

    My Head Is Bald - Live at Vern's Friendly Lounge, Chicago

    ℗ 2005 Delmark Records

    Released on: 2006-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Jump For Joy

    4:18

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Jump For Joy · Tail Dragger · Billy Branch · Lurrie Bell

    My Head Is Bald - Live at Vern's Friendly Lounge, Chicago

    ℗ 2005 Delmark Records

    Released on: 2006-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Tail Dragger / My Woman Is Gone

    6:58

    Delmark's 55th anniversary blues bash at Buddy Guy's Legends on March 7, 2008
    Tail Dragger (vocals); Kevin Shanahan, Lurrie Bell (guitar); Billy Branch (harmonica); Bob Stroger (Bass); Kenny Smith (drums).

  • Tail Dragger

    4:31

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Tail Dragger · Link Wray

    Link Wray

    ℗ 1971 Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

    Released on: 1971-01-01

    Producer: Steve Verroca
    Producer: Ray Vernon
    Producer, Associate Producer: Bob Feldman
    Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Vernon Wray
    Studio Personnel, Remix Engineer: Chuck Irwin
    Composer Lyricist: Willie Dixon

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Tail Dragger Blues Band

    32

    Video credit: Simonsaid66

    PERFORMING LIVE AT ARTS GARAGE ON DECEMBER 15 AT 7PM!!!!

    James Yancy Jones, known as the Tail Dragger, is a long-time disciple of Howlin' Wolf. In fact, the Wolf gave James the moniker Tail Dragger emanating from one of the Wolf's now-classic songs. The Tail Dragger followed Wolf from club- to-club, watching and getting pointers from the larger-then-life Howlin' Wolf for more than 20 years.

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  • Tail Dragger & His Chicago Blues Band American People 1999 Dont Start Me Talkin

    4:30

    BLUES OR GRAVE

  • Tail Dragger Live At Roosters Lounge DVD trailer

    1:50

    Unmistakeable blues man playing on Chicago's West Side with returning protege' Rockin' Johnny.

  • Tail Dragger - Be Careful - Dimitris Lesini Greece

    5:38

    Tail Dragger - Be Careful - Dimitris Lesini Greece

  • JAMES TAIL DRAGGER JONES: Long Distance Call - Live In Kenosha with Frank Falduto

    8:59

    Chicago blues legend TAIL DRAGGER performing Long Distance Call with Frank Falduto & His Patio Daddi-os at Fusion in Kenosha, Wisconsin USA at Fusion. The band includes drummer Merle Perkins and bassist Heather Falduto with Kevin Shanahan and Mark Cihlar.

  • Peter Struijk & Tail Dragger - Human Ways - 2009 - Cakewalk Band - Dimitris Lesini Blues

    3:50

    BLUES OR GRAVE

  • Peter Struijk & Tail Dragger Human Ways 2009 My Head Is Bald Dimitris Lesini Blues

    6:51

    BLUES OR GRAVE

  • Tail Dragger & His Chicago Blues Band Root Doctor

    7:03

    Blues Music Magazine shares America's National Music, The Blues...
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  • Tail Dragger

    4:31

  • Tail Dragger & His Chicago Blues Band - Monkey Blues

    3:18

    From the album Crawlin' Kingsnake released in 1996.

    Tail Dragger(Vocals), Studebaker John(Harp), Rockin' Johnny Burgin(Guitar), Sho Komiya(Bass), Twist Turner(Drums)

  • Peter Struijk & Tail Dragger Human Ways 2009 Sinners Prayer Dimitris Lesini Blues

    5:29

    BLUES OR GRAVE

  • Tail Dragger Returns to Jail

    5:14

    Blues singer Tail Dragger Jones performs at Cook County Jail. Jones, whose birth name is James Yancey Jones, also talks with Dave Hoekstra about his musical career and his own time in prison.

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  • Tail Dragger - Roosters Lounge P.2

    9:40

    Live on March 21, 2009 at Rooster's Lounge,
    Chicago, Illinois

  • Tail Dragger - Interview and live impression - Haarlem 2019

    6:25

    Before his show at the Haarlemse Blues Club (NL), we asked blues-veteran Tail Dragger (79) about his carreer, how he got is name and also about his youth and his love for the music. More music also 24/7 at

  • Tail Dragger - Crawlin Kingsnake - 1996 - Baby Please Dont Go - Dimitris Lesini Greece

    3:34

    Tail Dragger - Crawlin Kingsnake - 1996 - Baby Please Don't Go - Dimitris Lesini Greece

  • Tail Dragger Speaks

    39

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Tail Dragger Speaks · Tail Dragger

    Howlin' at Greaseland

    ℗ 2017 Various Artists of Greaseland

    Released on: 2017-08-05

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Tail Dragger Crawlin Kingsnake 1996 Im In The Mood Dimitris Lesini Blues

    4:20

    BLUES OR GRAVE

  • Tail Dragger & His Chicago Blues Band American People 1999 My Woman Is Gone Dimitris Lesini

    8:48

    BLUES OR GRAVE

  • TAIL DRAGGER Hump Day BLUES Buffet 20191211_203425

    2:45

    Chicago BLUES Legend - TAIL DRAGGER

    Hump Day BLUES Buffet
    Historic Bradenton Woman's Club

    (7 of 10)

    VIDEO: 20191211_203425

    James Yancey Jones (born September 30, 1940),
    known professionally as Tail Dragger Jones, is an American Chicago blues singer.  He has performed since the 1960s and released four albums to date. Jones gained a certain notoriety in 1993, after being convicted of second-degree murder for the killing of another blues musician, Boston Blackie.

    Birth name: James Yancey Jones
    Also known as:

    The Tail Dragger
    Taildragger
    Tail Dragger Jones
    Crawlin' James

    Born: September 30, 1940 (age 79)
    Altheimer, Arkansas, United States

    Genres: Chicago blues, electric blues

    Occupation(s): Singer
    Years active: 1960s–present
    Labels: St. George, Delmark, Delta Groove

    Jones, a disciple of Howlin' Wolf, was given his nickname by his hero because of his habit of regularly arriving late at Howlin' Wolf performances.

    Life and career

    Jones was born in Altheimer, Arkansas. He was raised by his grandparents after his parents separated when he was a baby. He first heard blues music as a child. He secretly listened to music on his family's battery-powered radio, which caused some consternation when the batteries were too low for his family to listen to gospel music before church each Sunday. During those formative years he saw both Sonny Boy Williamson II and Boyd Gilmore perform at a little club named Jack Rabbitts in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. After relocating to Chicago in 1966, Jones worked as an auto mechanic. He began to perform locally but got lucky when his musical hero, Howlin' Wolf, allowed Jones to sit in with him at concerts. This influence, and the raw, gritty approach he had admired in the musical stylings of Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, and Willie Dixon, made Jones concentrate on a low-down style of Chicago blues. Originally he was known as Crawlin' James, a nickname he acquired from his habit of crawling around on stage whilst performing. Later on, Howlin' Wolf named him Tail Dragger because Jones often arrived late for gigs.

    By the early 1970s, Jones had become a full-time singer and he utilised notable backing musicians, including Willie Kent, Hubert Sumlin, Carey Bell, Kansas City Red, Little Mack Simmons, Big Leon Brooks, and Eddie Shaw. On July 11, 1993, in Chicago, Jones shot and killed the blues artist Boston Blackie (born Benjamin Joe Bennie Houston, November 6, 1943, in Panola, Sumter County, Alabama), following a heated dispute over payment that began a month earlier when both performers appeared at the Chicago Blues Festival. Jones claimed he acted in self-defense but was convicted of second-degree murder and spent 17 months in prison. Tail Dragger had been a regular performer in Chicago blues clubs throughout the 1970s and 1980s, releasing a number of commercially unsuccessful singles. His spell in prison aside, it took until 1996 before his debut album, Crawlin' Kingsnake, was issued by St. George Records. He was 56 years old when the record was released. It was followed by the album American People (1998, Delmark Records). A DVD, My Head Is Bald: Live at Vern's Friendly Lounge, was released in 2005. Live at Rooster's Lounge was issued in 2009, also by Delmark Records.
    His joint work with Bob Corritore resulted in the 2012 CD and DVD release Longtime Friends in the Blues.

    Family
    Jones has been married six times and has a number of children.

    Discography:
    Albums
    Year
    Title
    Record label

    1996 Crawlin' Kingsnake
    St. George Records

    1998 American People
    Delmark Records

    2009 Live at Rooster's Lounge
    Delmark Records

    2012 Longtime Friends in the Blues (with Bob Corritore)
    Delta Groove Productions

    See also:
    List of Chicago blues musicians
    List of electric blues musicians

    References:
    ^ a b Eagle, Bob; LeBlanc, Eric S. (2013). Blues: A Regional Experience. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger. p. 164. ISBN 978-0313344237.

    ^ a b c d e f g h i Alex Henderson (1940-09-30). Tail Dragger: Biography. AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ a b Featured Interview – Tail Dragger. BluesBlastMagazine.com. 2013-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ a b Bio. Taildraggerbluesband.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ a b c Tail Dragger Talks, interview by Liz Mandeville. Chicagobluesguide.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ Illustrated Boston Blackie Discography. Wirz.de. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ Downing, Andy (2006-11-10). Tail Dragger Has Paid Dues to Sing Blues. Articles.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ Tail Dragger: Discography. AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    Wikipedia Link:


    #chicagoblues #taildragger #electricblues #stevearveymusic #dangerousentertainmentflorida #blues #music

  • The Legendary Tail Dragger From Chicago Performing At The Womans Club Florida

    3:47

    Tail Dragger Is one of the last of the old school blues men alive today. He is Joined By Tony Smith On Harmonica Performing At The Woman's Club In Bradenton Florida.


    #chicagoblues

  • TAIL DRAGGER Hump Day BLUES Buffet 20191211_205557

    23:05

    Chicago BLUES Legend - TAIL DRAGGER

    HUMP DAY BLUES Buffet
    Historic Bradenton Woman's Club

    (9 of 10)

    VIDEO: 20191211_205557

    James Yancey Jones (born September 30, 1940),
    known professionally as Tail Dragger Jones, is an American Chicago blues singer.  He has performed since the 1960s and released four albums to date. Jones gained a certain notoriety in 1993, after being convicted of second-degree murder for the killing of another blues musician, Boston Blackie.

    Birth name: James Yancey Jones
    Also known as:

    The Tail Dragger
    Taildragger
    Tail Dragger Jones
    Crawlin' James

    Born: September 30, 1940 (age 79)
    Altheimer, Arkansas, United States

    Genres: Chicago blues, electric blues

    Occupation(s): Singer
    Years active: 1960s–present
    Labels: St. George, Delmark, Delta Groove

    Jones, a disciple of Howlin' Wolf, was given his nickname by his hero because of his habit of regularly arriving late at Howlin' Wolf performances.

    Life and career

    Jones was born in Altheimer, Arkansas. He was raised by his grandparents after his parents separated when he was a baby. He first heard blues music as a child. He secretly listened to music on his family's battery-powered radio, which caused some consternation when the batteries were too low for his family to listen to gospel music before church each Sunday. During those formative years he saw both Sonny Boy Williamson II and Boyd Gilmore perform at a little club named Jack Rabbitts in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. After relocating to Chicago in 1966, Jones worked as an auto mechanic. He began to perform locally but got lucky when his musical hero, Howlin' Wolf, allowed Jones to sit in with him at concerts. This influence, and the raw, gritty approach he had admired in the musical stylings of Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, and Willie Dixon, made Jones concentrate on a low-down style of Chicago blues. Originally he was known as Crawlin' James, a nickname he acquired from his habit of crawling around on stage whilst performing. Later on, Howlin' Wolf named him Tail Dragger because Jones often arrived late for gigs.

    By the early 1970s, Jones had become a full-time singer and he utilised notable backing musicians, including Willie Kent, Hubert Sumlin, Carey Bell, Kansas City Red, Little Mack Simmons, Big Leon Brooks, and Eddie Shaw. On July 11, 1993, in Chicago, Jones shot and killed the blues artist Boston Blackie (born Benjamin Joe Bennie Houston, November 6, 1943, in Panola, Sumter County, Alabama), following a heated dispute over payment that began a month earlier when both performers appeared at the Chicago Blues Festival. Jones claimed he acted in self-defense but was convicted of second-degree murder and spent 17 months in prison. Tail Dragger had been a regular performer in Chicago blues clubs throughout the 1970s and 1980s, releasing a number of commercially unsuccessful singles. His spell in prison aside, it took until 1996 before his debut album, Crawlin' Kingsnake, was issued by St. George Records. He was 56 years old when the record was released. It was followed by the album American People (1998, Delmark Records). A DVD, My Head Is Bald: Live at Vern's Friendly Lounge, was released in 2005. Live at Rooster's Lounge was issued in 2009, also by Delmark Records.
    His joint work with Bob Corritore resulted in the 2012 CD and DVD release Longtime Friends in the Blues.

    Family
    Jones has been married six times and has a number of children.

    Discography:
    Albums
    Year
    Title
    Record label

    1996 Crawlin' Kingsnake
    St. George Records

    1998 American People
    Delmark Records

    2009 Live at Rooster's Lounge
    Delmark Records

    2012 Longtime Friends in the Blues (with Bob Corritore)
    Delta Groove Productions

    See also:
    List of Chicago blues musicians
    List of electric blues musicians

    References:
    ^ a b Eagle, Bob; LeBlanc, Eric S. (2013). Blues: A Regional Experience. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger. p. 164. ISBN 978-0313344237.

    ^ a b c d e f g h i Alex Henderson (1940-09-30). Tail Dragger: Biography. AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ a b Featured Interview – Tail Dragger. BluesBlastMagazine.com. 2013-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ a b Bio. Taildraggerbluesband.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ a b c Tail Dragger Talks, interview by Liz Mandeville. Chicagobluesguide.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ Illustrated Boston Blackie Discography. Wirz.de. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ Downing, Andy (2006-11-10). Tail Dragger Has Paid Dues to Sing Blues. Articles.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ Tail Dragger: Discography. AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    Wikipedia Link:


    #chicagoblues #taildragger #electricblues #stevearveymusic #dangerousentertainmentflorida #blues #music

  • TAIL DRAGGER Hump Day BLUES Buffet 20191211_201155

    3:59

    Chicago BLUES Legend TAIL DRAGGER

    HUMP DAY BLUES Buffet
    Historic Bradenton Woman's Club

    (4 of 10)

    VIDEO: 20191211_201155

    James Yancey Jones (born September 30, 1940),
    known professionally as Tail Dragger Jones, is an American Chicago blues singer.  He has performed since the 1960s and released four albums to date. Jones gained a certain notoriety in 1993, after being convicted of second-degree murder for the killing of another blues musician, Boston Blackie.

    Birth name: James Yancey Jones
    Also known as:

    The Tail Dragger
    Taildragger
    Tail Dragger Jones
    Crawlin' James

    Born: September 30, 1940 (age 79)
    Altheimer, Arkansas, United States

    Genres: Chicago blues, electric blues

    Occupation(s): Singer
    Years active: 1960s–present
    Labels: St. George, Delmark, Delta Groove

    Jones, a disciple of Howlin' Wolf, was given his nickname by his hero because of his habit of regularly arriving late at Howlin' Wolf performances.

    Life and career

    Jones was born in Altheimer, Arkansas. He was raised by his grandparents after his parents separated when he was a baby. He first heard blues music as a child. He secretly listened to music on his family's battery-powered radio, which caused some consternation when the batteries were too low for his family to listen to gospel music before church each Sunday. During those formative years he saw both Sonny Boy Williamson II and Boyd Gilmore perform at a little club named Jack Rabbitts in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. After relocating to Chicago in 1966, Jones worked as an auto mechanic. He began to perform locally but got lucky when his musical hero, Howlin' Wolf, allowed Jones to sit in with him at concerts. This influence, and the raw, gritty approach he had admired in the musical stylings of Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, and Willie Dixon, made Jones concentrate on a low-down style of Chicago blues. Originally he was known as Crawlin' James, a nickname he acquired from his habit of crawling around on stage whilst performing. Later on, Howlin' Wolf named him Tail Dragger because Jones often arrived late for gigs.

    By the early 1970s, Jones had become a full-time singer and he utilised notable backing musicians, including Willie Kent, Hubert Sumlin, Carey Bell, Kansas City Red, Little Mack Simmons, Big Leon Brooks, and Eddie Shaw. On July 11, 1993, in Chicago, Jones shot and killed the blues artist Boston Blackie (born Benjamin Joe Bennie Houston, November 6, 1943, in Panola, Sumter County, Alabama), following a heated dispute over payment that began a month earlier when both performers appeared at the Chicago Blues Festival. Jones claimed he acted in self-defense but was convicted of second-degree murder and spent 17 months in prison. Tail Dragger had been a regular performer in Chicago blues clubs throughout the 1970s and 1980s, releasing a number of commercially unsuccessful singles. His spell in prison aside, it took until 1996 before his debut album, Crawlin' Kingsnake, was issued by St. George Records. He was 56 years old when the record was released. It was followed by the album American People (1998, Delmark Records). A DVD, My Head Is Bald: Live at Vern's Friendly Lounge, was released in 2005. Live at Rooster's Lounge was issued in 2009, also by Delmark Records.
    His joint work with Bob Corritore resulted in the 2012 CD and DVD release Longtime Friends in the Blues.

    Family
    Jones has been married six times and has a number of children.

    Discography:
    Albums
    Year
    Title
    Record label

    1996 Crawlin' Kingsnake
    St. George Records

    1998 American People
    Delmark Records

    2009 Live at Rooster's Lounge
    Delmark Records

    2012 Longtime Friends in the Blues (with Bob Corritore)
    Delta Groove Productions

    See also:
    List of Chicago blues musicians
    List of electric blues musicians

    References:
    ^ a b Eagle, Bob; LeBlanc, Eric S. (2013). Blues: A Regional Experience. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger. p. 164. ISBN 978-0313344237.

    ^ a b c d e f g h i Alex Henderson (1940-09-30). Tail Dragger: Biography. AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ a b Featured Interview – Tail Dragger. BluesBlastMagazine.com. 2013-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ a b Bio. Taildraggerbluesband.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ a b c Tail Dragger Talks, interview by Liz Mandeville. Chicagobluesguide.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ Illustrated Boston Blackie Discography. Wirz.de. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ Downing, Andy (2006-11-10). Tail Dragger Has Paid Dues to Sing Blues. Articles.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ Tail Dragger: Discography. AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    Wikipedia Link:


    #chicagoblues #taildragger #electricblues #stevearveymusic #dangerousentertainmentflorida #blues #music

  • TAIL DRAGGER Hump Day BLUES Buffet 20191211_212015

    7:59

    Chicago BLUES Legend - TAIL DRAGGER

    HUMP DAY BLUES Buffet
    Historic Bradenton Woman's Club

    (10 of 10)

    VIDEO: 20191211_212015

    James Yancey Jones (born September 30, 1940),
    known professionally as Tail Dragger Jones, is an American Chicago blues singer.  He has performed since the 1960s and released four albums to date. Jones gained a certain notoriety in 1993, after being convicted of second-degree murder for the killing of another blues musician, Boston Blackie.

    Birth name: James Yancey Jones
    Also known as:

    The Tail Dragger
    Taildragger
    Tail Dragger Jones
    Crawlin' James

    Born: September 30, 1940 (age 79)
    Altheimer, Arkansas, United States

    Genres: Chicago blues, electric blues

    Occupation(s): Singer
    Years active: 1960s–present
    Labels: St. George, Delmark, Delta Groove

    Jones, a disciple of Howlin' Wolf, was given his nickname by his hero because of his habit of regularly arriving late at Howlin' Wolf performances.

    Life and career

    Jones was born in Altheimer, Arkansas. He was raised by his grandparents after his parents separated when he was a baby. He first heard blues music as a child. He secretly listened to music on his family's battery-powered radio, which caused some consternation when the batteries were too low for his family to listen to gospel music before church each Sunday. During those formative years he saw both Sonny Boy Williamson II and Boyd Gilmore perform at a little club named Jack Rabbitts in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. After relocating to Chicago in 1966, Jones worked as an auto mechanic. He began to perform locally but got lucky when his musical hero, Howlin' Wolf, allowed Jones to sit in with him at concerts. This influence, and the raw, gritty approach he had admired in the musical stylings of Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, and Willie Dixon, made Jones concentrate on a low-down style of Chicago blues. Originally he was known as Crawlin' James, a nickname he acquired from his habit of crawling around on stage whilst performing. Later on, Howlin' Wolf named him Tail Dragger because Jones often arrived late for gigs.

    By the early 1970s, Jones had become a full-time singer and he utilised notable backing musicians, including Willie Kent, Hubert Sumlin, Carey Bell, Kansas City Red, Little Mack Simmons, Big Leon Brooks, and Eddie Shaw. On July 11, 1993, in Chicago, Jones shot and killed the blues artist Boston Blackie (born Benjamin Joe Bennie Houston, November 6, 1943, in Panola, Sumter County, Alabama), following a heated dispute over payment that began a month earlier when both performers appeared at the Chicago Blues Festival. Jones claimed he acted in self-defense but was convicted of second-degree murder and spent 17 months in prison. Tail Dragger had been a regular performer in Chicago blues clubs throughout the 1970s and 1980s, releasing a number of commercially unsuccessful singles. His spell in prison aside, it took until 1996 before his debut album, Crawlin' Kingsnake, was issued by St. George Records. He was 56 years old when the record was released. It was followed by the album American People (1998, Delmark Records). A DVD, My Head Is Bald: Live at Vern's Friendly Lounge, was released in 2005. Live at Rooster's Lounge was issued in 2009, also by Delmark Records.
    His joint work with Bob Corritore resulted in the 2012 CD and DVD release Longtime Friends in the Blues.

    Family
    Jones has been married six times and has a number of children.

    Discography:
    Albums
    Year
    Title
    Record label

    1996 Crawlin' Kingsnake
    St. George Records

    1998 American People
    Delmark Records

    2009 Live at Rooster's Lounge
    Delmark Records

    2012 Longtime Friends in the Blues (with Bob Corritore)
    Delta Groove Productions

    See also:
    List of Chicago blues musicians
    List of electric blues musicians

    References:
    ^ a b Eagle, Bob; LeBlanc, Eric S. (2013). Blues: A Regional Experience. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger. p. 164. ISBN 978-0313344237.

    ^ a b c d e f g h i Alex Henderson (1940-09-30). Tail Dragger: Biography. AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ a b Featured Interview – Tail Dragger. BluesBlastMagazine.com. 2013-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ a b Bio. Taildraggerbluesband.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ a b c Tail Dragger Talks, interview by Liz Mandeville. Chicagobluesguide.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ Illustrated Boston Blackie Discography. Wirz.de. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ Downing, Andy (2006-11-10). Tail Dragger Has Paid Dues to Sing Blues. Articles.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ Tail Dragger: Discography. AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    Wikipedia Link:


    #chicagoblues #taildragger #electricblues #stevearveymusic #dangerousentertainmentflorida #blues #music

  • TAIL DRAGGER Hump Day BLUES Buffet 20191211_203743

    18:08

    Chicago BLUES Legend - TAIL DRAGGER

    HUMP DAY BLUES Buffet
    Historic Bradenton Woman's Club

    (8 of 10)

    VIDEO: 20191211_203743

    James Yancey Jones (born September 30, 1940),
    known professionally as Tail Dragger Jones, is an American Chicago blues singer.  He has performed since the 1960s and released four albums to date. Jones gained a certain notoriety in 1993, after being convicted of second-degree murder for the killing of another blues musician, Boston Blackie.

    Birth name: James Yancey Jones
    Also known as:

    The Tail Dragger
    Taildragger
    Tail Dragger Jones
    Crawlin' James

    Born: September 30, 1940 (age 79)
    Altheimer, Arkansas, United States

    Genres: Chicago blues, electric blues

    Occupation(s): Singer
    Years active: 1960s–present
    Labels: St. George, Delmark, Delta Groove

    Jones, a disciple of Howlin' Wolf, was given his nickname by his hero because of his habit of regularly arriving late at Howlin' Wolf performances.

    Life and career

    Jones was born in Altheimer, Arkansas. He was raised by his grandparents after his parents separated when he was a baby. He first heard blues music as a child. He secretly listened to music on his family's battery-powered radio, which caused some consternation when the batteries were too low for his family to listen to gospel music before church each Sunday. During those formative years he saw both Sonny Boy Williamson II and Boyd Gilmore perform at a little club named Jack Rabbitts in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. After relocating to Chicago in 1966, Jones worked as an auto mechanic. He began to perform locally but got lucky when his musical hero, Howlin' Wolf, allowed Jones to sit in with him at concerts. This influence, and the raw, gritty approach he had admired in the musical stylings of Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, and Willie Dixon, made Jones concentrate on a low-down style of Chicago blues. Originally he was known as Crawlin' James, a nickname he acquired from his habit of crawling around on stage whilst performing. Later on, Howlin' Wolf named him Tail Dragger because Jones often arrived late for gigs.

    By the early 1970s, Jones had become a full-time singer and he utilised notable backing musicians, including Willie Kent, Hubert Sumlin, Carey Bell, Kansas City Red, Little Mack Simmons, Big Leon Brooks, and Eddie Shaw. On July 11, 1993, in Chicago, Jones shot and killed the blues artist Boston Blackie (born Benjamin Joe Bennie Houston, November 6, 1943, in Panola, Sumter County, Alabama), following a heated dispute over payment that began a month earlier when both performers appeared at the Chicago Blues Festival. Jones claimed he acted in self-defense but was convicted of second-degree murder and spent 17 months in prison. Tail Dragger had been a regular performer in Chicago blues clubs throughout the 1970s and 1980s, releasing a number of commercially unsuccessful singles. His spell in prison aside, it took until 1996 before his debut album, Crawlin' Kingsnake, was issued by St. George Records. He was 56 years old when the record was released. It was followed by the album American People (1998, Delmark Records). A DVD, My Head Is Bald: Live at Vern's Friendly Lounge, was released in 2005. Live at Rooster's Lounge was issued in 2009, also by Delmark Records.
    His joint work with Bob Corritore resulted in the 2012 CD and DVD release Longtime Friends in the Blues.

    Family
    Jones has been married six times and has a number of children.

    Discography:
    Albums
    Year
    Title
    Record label

    1996 Crawlin' Kingsnake
    St. George Records

    1998 American People
    Delmark Records

    2009 Live at Rooster's Lounge
    Delmark Records

    2012 Longtime Friends in the Blues (with Bob Corritore)
    Delta Groove Productions

    See also:
    List of Chicago blues musicians
    List of electric blues musicians

    References:
    ^ a b Eagle, Bob; LeBlanc, Eric S. (2013). Blues: A Regional Experience. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger. p. 164. ISBN 978-0313344237.

    ^ a b c d e f g h i Alex Henderson (1940-09-30). Tail Dragger: Biography. AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ a b Featured Interview – Tail Dragger. BluesBlastMagazine.com. 2013-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ a b Bio. Taildraggerbluesband.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ a b c Tail Dragger Talks, interview by Liz Mandeville. Chicagobluesguide.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ Illustrated Boston Blackie Discography. Wirz.de. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ Downing, Andy (2006-11-10). Tail Dragger Has Paid Dues to Sing Blues. Articles.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ Tail Dragger: Discography. AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    Wikipedia Link:


    #chicagoblues #taildragger #electricblues #stevearveymusic #dangerousentertainmentflorida #blues #music

  • Tail Draggers Hillary

    4:16

    The blues man says his piece about the 2016 election, helped out by Rockin' Johnny, Illinois Slim, Martin Lang, Todd Fackler, and Rob Lorenz.

  • Taildragger

    5:42

    Recorded at the Hot Hob blues jam , Brentwood on 26-04-11

  • Howlin Wolf -- Tail Dragger

    2:58

    Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 -- January 10, 1976), known as Howlin' Wolf, was an influential American blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player.

    With a booming voice and looming physical presence, Burnett is commonly ranked among the leading performers in electric blues; musician and critic Cub Koda declared, no one could match Howlin' Wolf for the singular ability to rock the house down to the foundation while simultaneously scaring its patrons out of its wits.[1] A number of songs written or popularized by Burnett—such as Smokestack Lightnin', Back Door Man, Killing Floor and Spoonful—have become blues and blues rock standards.

    At 6 feet, 6 inches (198 cm) and close to 300 pounds (136 kg), he was an imposing presence with one of the loudest and most memorable voices of all the classic 1950s Chicago blues singers. This rough-edged, slightly fearsome musical style is often contrasted with the less crude but still powerful presentation of his contemporary and professional rival, Muddy Waters. Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson (Rice Miller), Little Walter Jacobs, and Muddy Waters are usually regarded in retrospect as the greatest blues artists who recorded for Chess in Chicago. Sam Phillips once remarked, When I heard Howlin' Wolf, I said, 'This is for me. This is where the soul of man never dies.' In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him #51 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[2]

  • TAIL DRAGGER Hump Day BLUES Buffet 20191211_201559

    6:57

    Chicago BLUES Legend TAIL DRAGGER

    Hump Day BLUES Buffet
    Historic Bradenton Woman's Club

    (5 of 10)

    VIDEO: 20191211_201559

    James Yancey Jones (born September 30, 1940),
    known professionally as Tail Dragger Jones, is an American Chicago blues singer.  He has performed since the 1960s and released four albums to date. Jones gained a certain notoriety in 1993, after being convicted of second-degree murder for the killing of another blues musician, Boston Blackie.

    Birth name: James Yancey Jones
    Also known as:

    The Tail Dragger
    Taildragger
    Tail Dragger Jones
    Crawlin' James

    Born: September 30, 1940 (age 79)
    Altheimer, Arkansas, United States

    Genres: Chicago blues, electric blues

    Occupation(s): Singer
    Years active: 1960s–present
    Labels: St. George, Delmark, Delta Groove

    Jones, a disciple of Howlin' Wolf, was given his nickname by his hero because of his habit of regularly arriving late at Howlin' Wolf performances.

    Life and career

    Jones was born in Altheimer, Arkansas. He was raised by his grandparents after his parents separated when he was a baby. He first heard blues music as a child. He secretly listened to music on his family's battery-powered radio, which caused some consternation when the batteries were too low for his family to listen to gospel music before church each Sunday. During those formative years he saw both Sonny Boy Williamson II and Boyd Gilmore perform at a little club named Jack Rabbitts in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. After relocating to Chicago in 1966, Jones worked as an auto mechanic. He began to perform locally but got lucky when his musical hero, Howlin' Wolf, allowed Jones to sit in with him at concerts. This influence, and the raw, gritty approach he had admired in the musical stylings of Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, and Willie Dixon, made Jones concentrate on a low-down style of Chicago blues. Originally he was known as Crawlin' James, a nickname he acquired from his habit of crawling around on stage whilst performing. Later on, Howlin' Wolf named him Tail Dragger because Jones often arrived late for gigs.

    By the early 1970s, Jones had become a full-time singer and he utilised notable backing musicians, including Willie Kent, Hubert Sumlin, Carey Bell, Kansas City Red, Little Mack Simmons, Big Leon Brooks, and Eddie Shaw. On July 11, 1993, in Chicago, Jones shot and killed the blues artist Boston Blackie (born Benjamin Joe Bennie Houston, November 6, 1943, in Panola, Sumter County, Alabama), following a heated dispute over payment that began a month earlier when both performers appeared at the Chicago Blues Festival. Jones claimed he acted in self-defense but was convicted of second-degree murder and spent 17 months in prison. Tail Dragger had been a regular performer in Chicago blues clubs throughout the 1970s and 1980s, releasing a number of commercially unsuccessful singles. His spell in prison aside, it took until 1996 before his debut album, Crawlin' Kingsnake, was issued by St. George Records. He was 56 years old when the record was released. It was followed by the album American People (1998, Delmark Records). A DVD, My Head Is Bald: Live at Vern's Friendly Lounge, was released in 2005. Live at Rooster's Lounge was issued in 2009, also by Delmark Records.
    His joint work with Bob Corritore resulted in the 2012 CD and DVD release Longtime Friends in the Blues.

    Family
    Jones has been married six times and has a number of children.

    Discography:
    Albums
    Year
    Title
    Record label

    1996 Crawlin' Kingsnake
    St. George Records

    1998 American People
    Delmark Records

    2009 Live at Rooster's Lounge
    Delmark Records

    2012 Longtime Friends in the Blues (with Bob Corritore)
    Delta Groove Productions

    See also:
    List of Chicago blues musicians
    List of electric blues musicians

    References:
    ^ a b Eagle, Bob; LeBlanc, Eric S. (2013). Blues: A Regional Experience. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger. p. 164. ISBN 978-0313344237.

    ^ a b c d e f g h i Alex Henderson (1940-09-30). Tail Dragger: Biography. AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ a b Featured Interview – Tail Dragger. BluesBlastMagazine.com. 2013-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ a b Bio. Taildraggerbluesband.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ a b c Tail Dragger Talks, interview by Liz Mandeville. Chicagobluesguide.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ Illustrated Boston Blackie Discography. Wirz.de. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ Downing, Andy (2006-11-10). Tail Dragger Has Paid Dues to Sing Blues. Articles.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ Tail Dragger: Discography. AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    Wikipedia Link:


    #chicagoblues #taildragger #electricblues #stevearveymusic #dangerousentertainmentflorida #blues #music

  • Tail Dragger - American People

    5:11

    Tail Dragger recording from the 90s!

  • Tail Dragger ~ Stop Lying

    5:04

    With Quique Gomez on Harp
    Jose Luis Pardo and Max Hracek on Guitars

    Live at R&P Radio
    2012

  • Taildragger and Eddie Taylor Live in Chicago 1981

    5:01

    In the late '70s and early '80s, Chicago blues singer Tail Dragger had the great Eddie Taylor as the guitarist in his band. Here's a song from a gig they did in Chicago in 1981, called Don't Have To Cry No More. The rest of the band consisted of Illinois Slim on guitar, David Waldman on harmonica, Dave Richards on bass, and Steve Cushing on drums.

  • Tail Dragger & His Chicago Blues Band American People 1999 Long Distance Call Dimitris Lesin

    5:58

    BLUES OR GRAVE

  • Taildragger UK Blues band

    5:31

    Taildragger at the Sunday Rock and Blues Club

  • Tail Dragger 9.9.16 Chicago!

    5:21

  • Howlin Wolf : Smokestack Lightnin - Tail Dragger

    6:02

    Tail Dragger - vocals / Phil Bava - harp / Kevin Shanahan - guitar / Rob Lorenz - drums / Rockin' Johnny - guitar / Tall Todd Fackler - Bass

    Bertha's birthday party July 17, 2010

  • TAIL DRAGGER Hump Day BLUES Buffet 20191211_192828

    8:08

    Chicago BLUES Legend TAIL DRAGGER

    Hump Day BLUES Buffet
    Historic Bradenton Woman's Club
    Bradenton Florida

    (1 of 10) (PART 1 of 2) - (SEE OTHER)

    VIDEO: 20191211_192828

    James Yancey Jones (born September 30, 1940),
    known professionally as Tail Dragger Jones, is an American Chicago blues singer.  He has performed since the 1960s and released four albums to date. Jones gained a certain notoriety in 1993, after being convicted of second-degree murder for the killing of another blues musician, Boston Blackie.

    Birth name: James Yancey Jones
    Also known as:

    The Tail Dragger
    Taildragger
    Tail Dragger Jones
    Crawlin' James

    Born: September 30, 1940 (age 79)
    Altheimer, Arkansas, United States

    Genres: Chicago blues, electric blues

    Occupation(s): Singer
    Years active: 1960s–present
    Labels: St. George, Delmark, Delta Groove

    Jones, a disciple of Howlin' Wolf, was given his nickname by his hero because of his habit of regularly arriving late at Howlin' Wolf performances.

    Life and career

    Jones was born in Altheimer, Arkansas. He was raised by his grandparents after his parents separated when he was a baby. He first heard blues music as a child. He secretly listened to music on his family's battery-powered radio, which caused some consternation when the batteries were too low for his family to listen to gospel music before church each Sunday. During those formative years he saw both Sonny Boy Williamson II and Boyd Gilmore perform at a little club named Jack Rabbitts in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. After relocating to Chicago in 1966, Jones worked as an auto mechanic. He began to perform locally but got lucky when his musical hero, Howlin' Wolf, allowed Jones to sit in with him at concerts. This influence, and the raw, gritty approach he had admired in the musical stylings of Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, and Willie Dixon, made Jones concentrate on a low-down style of Chicago blues. Originally he was known as Crawlin' James, a nickname he acquired from his habit of crawling around on stage whilst performing. Later on, Howlin' Wolf named him Tail Dragger because Jones often arrived late for gigs.

    By the early 1970s, Jones had become a full-time singer and he utilised notable backing musicians, including Willie Kent, Hubert Sumlin, Carey Bell, Kansas City Red, Little Mack Simmons, Big Leon Brooks, and Eddie Shaw. On July 11, 1993, in Chicago, Jones shot and killed the blues artist Boston Blackie (born Benjamin Joe Bennie Houston, November 6, 1943, in Panola, Sumter County, Alabama), following a heated dispute over payment that began a month earlier when both performers appeared at the Chicago Blues Festival. Jones claimed he acted in self-defense but was convicted of second-degree murder and spent 17 months in prison. Tail Dragger had been a regular performer in Chicago blues clubs throughout the 1970s and 1980s, releasing a number of commercially unsuccessful singles. His spell in prison aside, it took until 1996 before his debut album, Crawlin' Kingsnake, was issued by St. George Records. He was 56 years old when the record was released. It was followed by the album American People (1998, Delmark Records). A DVD, My Head Is Bald: Live at Vern's Friendly Lounge, was released in 2005. Live at Rooster's Lounge was issued in 2009, also by Delmark Records.
    His joint work with Bob Corritore resulted in the 2012 CD and DVD release Longtime Friends in the Blues.

    Family
    Jones has been married six times and has a number of children.

    Discography:
    Albums
    Year
    Title
    Record label

    1996 Crawlin' Kingsnake
    St. George Records

    1998 American People
    Delmark Records

    2009 Live at Rooster's Lounge
    Delmark Records

    2012 Longtime Friends in the Blues (with Bob Corritore)
    Delta Groove Productions

    See also:
    List of Chicago blues musicians
    List of electric blues musicians

    References:
    ^ a b Eagle, Bob; LeBlanc, Eric S. (2013). Blues: A Regional Experience. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger. p. 164. ISBN 978-0313344237.

    ^ a b c d e f g h i Alex Henderson (1940-09-30). Tail Dragger: Biography. AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ a b Featured Interview – Tail Dragger. BluesBlastMagazine.com. 2013-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ a b Bio. Taildraggerbluesband.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ a b c Tail Dragger Talks, interview by Liz Mandeville. Chicagobluesguide.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ Illustrated Boston Blackie Discography. Wirz.de. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ Downing, Andy (2006-11-10). Tail Dragger Has Paid Dues to Sing Blues. Articles.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    ^ Tail Dragger: Discography. AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.

    Wikipedia Link:


    #chicagoblues #taildragger #electricblues #stevearveymusic #dangerousentertainmentflorida #blues #music

  • Tail Dragger & His Chicago Blues Band - American People - 1999 - Bought Me A New Home

    4:17

    Tail Dragger & His Chicago Blues Band - American People - 1999 - Bought Me A New Home

  • Tail Dragger & His Chicago Blues Band - Root Doctor

    7:04

    From the album Crawlin' Kingsnake released in 1996.

    Tail Dragger(Vocals), Studebaker John(Harp), Rockin' Johnny Burgin(Guitar), Sho Komiya(Bass), Twist Turner(Drums)

  • Peter Struijk & Tail Dragger Human Ways 2009 Highway Man Dimitris Lesini Blues

    3:38

    BLUES OR GRAVE

  • Tail Dragger & His Chicago Blues Band - American People - 1999 - Bad Boy - Dimitris Lesini Greece

    4:40

    Tail Dragger & His Chicago Blues Band - American People - 1999 - Bad Boy - Dimitris Lesini Greece

  • Tail Dragger and The Robbert Fossen Blues Band

    6:35

    Tail Dragger and The Robbert Fossen Blues Band live at Botermarkt Blues in Haarlem

  • Tail Dragger - Roosters Lounge P.1

    5:11

    Baby Please, Don't Go.
    Live on March 21, 2009 at Rooster's Lounge,
    Chicago, Illinois

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