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TRACK LISTING
1. Done Got Over It
Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones, Sony/ATV Songs, ATV Venice Music, BMI

2. Be Good, Be Gone
C. Willis, Chuck Willis Music, Sony/ATV Songs, Tideland Music Pub., BMI

3. Let's Start Again
Tad Robinson, 90th Street Pub., ASCAP

4. Big Time
Alex Schultz, Schultzvil Pub., ASCAP

5. I Don't Want Your Money Honey
Harry Crafton (from Harry Crafton 1949-1954)

6. Think
J. McCracklin, D. Malone, EMI Unart Catalog, Inc., BMI

7. Act Right
Wynona Carr, Sony/ATV Songs LLC , BMI

8. Lexington Express
Alex Schultz, Schultzvil Pub., ASCAP

9. I Love The Woman
B. Myles, N. Nathan, Fort Knox Music, Trio Music, BMI

10. No Use Knocking
P. Gayton, R. Guidry, Arc Music Corp., BMI

11. Who Will the Next Fool Be
C. Rich, Knox Music, BMI

12. Rhumba & Orange
Alex Schultz, Schultzvil Pub., ASCAP 13: Finis Tasby, BMI

13. Walkin' and Talkin'
Finis Tasby, BMI

 
ALEX SCHULTZ
THINK ABOUT IT
SEVERN CD 0032
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"This recording is a labor of love; a culmination of two decades in the Blues world. I believe my own strengths lie as an ensemble player, so for me a solo project needed to be about an exceptional band —a classic "uptown" ensemble playing swinging tunes and highlighting some remarkable singers. I brought together the best musicians I've met in that time for a dream session in September 2001. After cutting the initial 10 tracks, it was brought to my attention that perhaps an Alex Schultz CD should have some guitar features on it — giving me room to stretch out. So, in May 2003 I gathered another all-star band to cut 3 original instrumentals live in the studio. That's my idea here, not a typical "guitar-slinger" record by any means. Great singers, players, and songs—it's a "concept album" I guess. Hope you dig it, and.... Think About It!" -ALEX SCHULTZ

Popular west coast sideman and in-demand session guitarist Alex Schultz has worked with the likes of William Clarke, Hank Ballard, and Rod Piazza. On this outing, Alex put together a "dream session" with old friends and band mates including Lynwood Slim, Finis Tasby, and Tad Robinson, who lend their vocals to such gems as Guitar Slim's "Done Got Over It," Jimmy McCracklin's "Think," and Chuck Willis' "Be Good Be Gone." Schultz describes Think About It as a classic "uptown" ensemble playing swinging tunes with a sophisticated sound.
LINER NOTES:
Thanks to: Danielle Benintendi, Egidio ‘Juke' Ingala, Ambra & Ranjana, Michael Nyemetz, Michael & Andreas Arlt & the Blues Shacks, Detlev Hoegen at Crosscut, Fred Lani, Michael Kneule, Misjel Daniels at BRBF Peer, Espen Fjele at Notodden, Gerd & Gabi Huke, Dani Gugolz & the Blue Flagships, Raphael Wressnig, Freimuth Fischkal, Jurgen Magiera, Mike Kahrs B3 rentals, Steve Fazio at Vero Amps, Mark Baier at Victoria Amps, John Carruthers guitar repair, Ken Daniels, Paul Flynn, truetone Dave, Russ & Jr. at TrueTone Music, Neil Sexton at Trinidaddio, Steve Roberts & crew at Cafe Boogaloo, Dave Childs & crew at Liquid Kitty, Rod & Honey Piazza, Bill Stuve, Eddie Nichols & RCR, Jan Garfinkle, Derrick Snyder, Laura Price, Jake LaBotz, Mitch Kashmar, Dave MacKenzie & Adie Grey, Ken Faranda, Jay ‘bluejay' Gordon, Scott Chayet, Ross Garnick, Bill Barnett, Bruce Morse, Mantz Family, Salzman Family, Golden Lotus C.M. & Familie Miram, Ben, for Robert Capa and René Magritte, Mom, and Daddio, for playing me ‘Solo Flight'.

Special thanks to: Alberto & Gio for their big ears, hard work and patience—grazie mille, buoni amici.

Thanks for inspiration on the instrument: David Maynard, Steve Samuels, David Bernstein, and George Barnes

In memory of: William Clarke, Lester Butler, Marco Fiume

MUSICIANS:
Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 and 13
Alex Schultz: Guitar
Larry Taylor: Bass
Alberto Marsico: Hammond Organ (all except 13)
Gio Rossi: Drums
Mando Dorame: Tenor Sax (all except 11, 13)
Finis Tasby: Vocalist (1, 6, 9, 13)
Lynwood Slim: Vocalist (2, 5, 10)
Tad Robinson: Vocalist (3, 7, 11)
WITH ROYAL CROWN HORNS:
Scott Steen: Trumpet (all except 3, 5, 11, 13)
Jim Jedeikin: Baritone (all except 3, 5, 11, 13)

Tracks 4, 8 and 12
Alex Schultz: Guitar
Bill Stuve": Bass
Daniel Glass: Drums
Carl Sonny Leyland: Piano
With Royal Crown Horns:
Mando Dorame: Tenor Sax
Scott Steen: Trumpet
Jim Jedeikin: Baritone and Alto Saxes
CREDITS:
Produced by Alex Schultz
Engineered by G. Preston Boebel
Recorded at Clearlake Audio, Burbank, CA
Mixed and Mastered by Joe Bellamy at Peace In The Valley, Arcadia, CA
Edits by G. Preston Boebel at Clearlake and Joe Bellamy at Peace In The Valley
Horn Arrangements by Mando Dorame (Courtesy Royal Crown Revue)
Rythym Arrangements by Alberto Marsico, Gio Rossi, Alex Schultz
All Photos by Bill Leigh Brewer, http://www.lafineart.com
Except: Back Cover Photo and Collage by Rens Horn, http://www.rensomatic.nl
Design by Al Brandtner, http://www.brandtnerdesign.com