Keep On Walkin’

This album reunited in the studio Lil’ Ed and Dave Weld, during Ed’s brief hiatus from non-stop touring and time away from...

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  • This album reunited in the studio Lil’ Ed and Dave Weld, during Ed’s brief hiatus from non-stop touring and time away from Alligator Records. This session features only one cover tune, an obscure one by the late Chicago guitarist J. B. Hutto, Lil’ Ed’s uncle, who musically mentored both Ed and Dave. The backing band was Dave Weld’s Imperial Flames.

    “Weld and Lil Ed alternate acoustic duo performances of raw Delta blues and full-band workouts in a variety of styles. Their vocals and guitar playing complement each other perfectly; both possess deep, hard-driving voices.”
    –Bluesprint

    “Keep on Walkin’ boasts some outstanding guitar work (including lots of screaming slide) from both featured artists, as well as some effectively gritty singing from Ed… Ed and Weld are at their best when they let their guitars do the talking.”
    – Illinois Entertainer

    1. North Carolina Bound (Acoustic Duo) 4:58
    2. Combination Boogie 3:20
    3. I’m Not A Slave 4:21
    4. Confess Diane 6:18
    5. So Long So Long 3:08
    6. Let’s Boogie Baby 2:27
    7. Lonely, Lonely (When Evenin’ Comes) 5:29
    8. Too Late Baby 5:38
    9. New Year’s Resolution 3:12
    10. Sweet Shiny Brown Eyes 3:43
    11. I Can’t Have Nothin’ 4:48
    12. Keep On Walkin’ 4:00
    13. Set My Sight On You 2:35
    14. North Carolina Bound (Band Version) 4:58
  • Release Date: August 24, 2016

    Musicians

    SONGS 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 13: DAVE WELD and LIL ED WILLIAMS – acoustic guitars
    SONGS 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14: DAVE WELD and LIL ED WILLIAMS – lead and rhythm guitars
    DAVE WELD: vocal, lead, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, background vocals
    LIL ED WILLIAMS: vocal, lead, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, background vocals
    BERNARD REED: bass (aka “Bny Dooghba”)
    JEFF TAYLOR: drums and background vocals 2, 5, 10, 13
    JASPER BUCHANAN: piano, organ and background vocals 2, 10
    PERSONNEL ON TOO LATE BABY:
    DARRYL MAHON: drums and backup vocal • LEO DAVIS: piano, Hammond organ
    BERNARD REED: bass and backup vocal • ANDREW BIRD: violins • DAVE WELD: guitar and vocal
    BACKGROUND VOCALS: COMBINATION BOOGIE: JEFF TAYLOR, LIL ED WILLIAMS, JASPER BUCHANAN, DAVE WELD
    SO LONG, SO LONG: DAVE WELD, JEFF TAYLOR • SWEET SHINY BROWN EYES: JASPER BUCHANAN,
    JEFF TAYLOR (TWO-PART HARMONY) • SET MY SIGHT ON YOU: JEFF TAYLOR (TWO-PART HARMONY)

    ANDREW BIRD: Violin

    Recorded, Mixed, Edited and Assembled by
    BLAISE BARTON – Acme Recording, Chicago, Illinois, except Song 8, recorded by Dave Brickson – Streeterville Studio, Chicago, Illinois. Mixed and edited at Soundworks, Chicago, Illinois, by Blaise Barton, assisted by Jeff Moleski

    MICHAEL FRANK – Executive Producer

    NOEL GRIGALUNAS – BASIL FAIRBANKS STUDIO, Album Photography
    AL BRANDTNER – Design