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by Kid Dynamite

A dynamite mix of old school soul & Chicago blues.
Genre: Blues: Chicago Style
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1. Something You Got
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2. Step Out On The Town
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3. The Blues Is Getting Green
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4. Members Only
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5. Them White Boys
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6. Strokin'
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7. Take The Guns Off The Street
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8. My Baby Snores
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9. Please Leave
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10. You Ain't Satisfied
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11. God Bless The Blues
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Album Notes
Kid's music can be described as a combination of Blues and R&B. He has performed at the Vic Theater, Kingston Mines, Poplar Creek, and the Regal Theater in Chicago. He has appeared as an opening act for James Brown, Tyrone Davis, Little Milton, and countless others. He now performs regularly at the Kingston Mines blues nite club, every Friday and Saturday night, singing and dancing his heart out.

He developed his act at the old Maxwell Street free market. Every Sunday the cream of blues royalty passed the hat, just off Halsted. Many got their start there, and no one was turned away. This is his 2nd release for Olde Skool Records.

Back-up band performing on CD is J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, with appearances by Shun Kikuta on guitar, Michael Peavy on Alto Sax, and the legendary Sammy Fender.

Produced by Bob Wronkiewicz & Joe Wright Jr. for JO RON 2000.

from BLUES REVUE magazine:
Kid Dynamite's EXPLOSION (Olde Skool 201) is a house party
in a box. A Kingston Mines regular in Chicago, the Kid packs plenty of blues attitude in his four-foot-five frame and writes fascinating semi-surreal tunes like "The Blues Is Getting Green," a commentary about the corrupting influence of money on the blues. Sample line: "In the year 2012, we'll be driving atomic cars / And the House of Blues will start, a franchise up on Mars."
Jeff Calvin
Blues Revue
Feb/Mar, 2003



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Gary von Tersch of Big City Blues

The most interesting songs here are Kid originals.
The most interesting songs here are, what I assume to be, Kid Dynamite originals. Try the vivid social commentary of "Take The Guns Off The Street" (great back up vocals from Mary and Patience Lucas), the Delta blues of "Them White Boys" (Imagine Eric Clapton plowing fields / Or Mick and Keith on Beale Street shinin' shoes) with scintillating fretwork from Shun Kikuta, or the smile inducing "My Baby Snores" and the sax driven "God Bless The Blues" - where KD pays rousing homage to Muddy, Wolf, and Sam and a host of other greats, yes, "Lonnie Brooks can cook."

The Kid may be small in stature, but he sure packs a punch,
while composing some marvelously anecdotal songs. The production and sound are a little spotty at times.

The tracks feature plenty of brass, electric guitar and organ support from the Chi-Town Hustlers and the Kid's
authoritative, yet good natured vocals.


Kid and his tight band are on target throughout
Chicago blues / soul / funk vocalist KID DYNAMITE
sings, "I'm four-foot-five, but I'm DYNAMITE,"
and the diminutive singer roars with gusto on his
recently released Olde Skool Records release,
EXPLOSION. Mixing slow blues, shuffles, soul ballads,
and funk grooves with aplomb, Kid and his tight band
are on target throughout most of the new album.
Kid is also a notable wordsmith, as his ironic
lyrics on the Delta-patterned "Them White Boys"
and his socially-aware commentary on "Take The
Guns Off The Street" powerfully demonstrate.
The Kid may be short in stature, but he's definitely
long on talent./

Kevin Toelle/
Illinois Entertainer/
October, 2002

Manobu Fujita From Japan

Great!! Kid sings very soulful,and the best matching with
Shun Kikuta & J.W.'S Chi-Town Hustlers.