Tillison, Roger
Roger Tillisons Album
Atco 1971

Music - 5 stars

Roger Tillisons Album - front cover

front cover

Roger Tillisons Album - rear cover

rear cover


Absolute Masterpiece! Tillison did admire Woody Guthrie but is no mere imitator. Tillison is a travelin man, and the ambience here is a tough Southwestern saloon on a Saturday night. Tomorow he'll be moving on again. He has lots of stories to tell in his songs, and every one is a prize.

Tillison covers Bob Dylan's "Down In The Flood", Woody Guthrie's "Old Cracked Looking Glass," and Don Nix's "Yazoo City Jail" with wonderful enthusiasm. His own "Good Time Girl" is a real foot stomper, and his originals show him to have considerable songwriting ability.

Tillison is a powerful country blues singer with superior material and a band that really sizzles! Jesse Ed Davis plays some mean guitars and banjo. Davis as record producer is perfect here.

- Allan J Moore

Note: "Roger Tillisons Album" is available on CD through Amazon Com. Unfortunately he left us in 2013.
The folks at Vinyl History