This album is one of only a few that Chicago blues singer and guitarist Lefty Dizz recorded, and it is a very good one. Here he is backed by a solid group that includes Willie James Lyons on second guitar, Johnny "Big Moose" Walker on piano, "Mojo" Elam on bass and Odie Payne on drums. Highlights include great renditions of classics such as "Take Out Some Insurance", "Cummins Prison Farm", and "Blue Shadows", as well as a few Dizz originals, including "I Found Out" and "Funny Actin' Woman". "Big Moose" Walker takes over the lead on the final four cuts, which are solid as well. These include a version of "Well Alright", Walker's own "One Eyed Woman", and two rocking boogie instrumentals. If you want to hear some pure Chicago blues, pick this album up, you will definitely be satisfied.
Vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Robert Wyatt's career extends from the beginnings of the psychedelic era to the present day. This album started its life as simply a collection of the two BBC Top Gear sessions that Robert recorded in 1972 and 1974. But as we worked on it, Robert became more and more involved in it, until it ended up in its final form. In addition to the Top Gear recordings, there is a previously unheard and little known 1973 soundtrack for a short experimental film, two recent works with old collaborator Hugh Hopper and finally a 2003 home demo of a new song that did not end up on Robert's new release "Cuckooland". "Throughout a career as singular and honest as his expressive voice, Robert Wyatt has remained a true progressive."