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This time around, Dawkins handed the majority of the vocal duties to Andrew "Big Voice" Odom and concentrated on his guitar (actually, he had some potent help in that department, too: Otis Rush was on second guitar). A generally solid but not overly enthralling set, with two bonus cuts and an alternate take of "Moon Man" added to the CD version.

Sam introduced Dawkins to Delmark Records boss Bob Koester. Fast Fingers , Dawkins's 1969 debut LP for Delmark--still his best album to date--was a taut, uncompromising piece of work that won the Grand Prix du Disque de Jazz from the Hot Club of France in 1971 as the year's top album. Andrew "Big Voice" Odom shared the singing and Otis Rush the second guitar duties on Dawkins's 1971 encore All for Business . But after his Delmark LP Blisterstring , Dawkins's subsequent recordings lacked intensity until 1991's oddly titled Kant Sheck Dees Bluze for Chicago's Earwig Music Company. After that, Dawkins waxed discs for Ichiban and Fedora, and continued to tour extensively, especially in Europe, although he occasionally played US festivals and a few club in Chicago. Jimmy also had a record label, which is now part of the Delmark Records catalog, and publishing company Leric Music. He died at home in Chicago after a prolonged illness at age 76. 

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