Dodgin' The Dirt
Tom Davis of Innocent Bystander writes about "Dodgin' The Dirt", "If he ever had one foot in the grave, it was tapping time. They could never cover up this Dirt Dodgin' Rock 'n' Roll Death Camp survivor. Leslie West loves to laugh at the irony of his perpetuity and the fact that "Dodgin' The Dirt" might be his finest work. The big man from Mountain has lost weight but the figure he cuts is no less imposing. Leslie has a signature sound. You can hear it in everything he does from "Mississippi Queen" to three cuts on Billy Joel's "River Of Dreams". "Dodgin' The Dirt" - there's that distinctive tone and violin control vibrato. 'His kind of guitar' is clear focused, coming from that center inside where talent transcends personality, time and Long Island. Turn it up. LOUD. It won't escape you."
|04:09||Daddy Are You Angry||Vocal|
|03:18||New York State Of Mind||Vocal|
|02:53||Juke Joint Jumpin'||Vocal|
|02:43||One Last Lick||Vocal|
|04:07||Cross Cut Saw||Vocal|
|04:45||Hang Me Out To Dry||Vocal|
|01:53||My Friend Sam||Vocal|
|Leslie West||Lead Guitar, Vocals, Production, Mixing|
|Steve Hunter||Rhythm Guitar, Dobro|
|Paul Orfino||Production, Engineering, Mixing|
|Annie Calef||Art Direction, Graphics|
|Joan Ubaldi||Art Direction, Graphics|
|Kenneth K. Lee, Jr.||Mastering|
|Basic tracks and inital overdubs recorded at Prairie Sun Studios, Cotati, CA.
Final overdubs and mixing at Millbrook Sound Studios, Millbrook, NY.
Mastered at Rocket Lab, San Francisco, CA.