Sitting With Gianluca - Tail Dragger (Chicago blues) April 23, 2009

from Sitting With Gianluca: From country-bluegrass-blues to CBGBs· ·

James Yancey Jones otherwise known as Tail Dragger - one of the last of the classic Chicago bluesmen who learned their craft directly from the originators of that gritty, urban post-war style. The name Tail Dragger not only comes from a Howling Wolf song, it was given to him by the man himself who was his mentor. I visited Tail Dragger at his home in the heart of the West side of Chicago.



James Yancey Jones otherwise known as Tail Dragger - one of the last of the classic Chicago bluesmen who learned their craft directly from the originators of that gritty, urban post-war style. The name Tail Dragger not only comes from a Howling Wolf song, it was given to him by the man himself who was his mentor. I visited Tail Dragger at his home in the heart of the West side of Chicago.