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Beware of My Dog

by Carolyn Gaines

Beware of My Dog a modern blues, rock n' roll, West Coast-Texas raw-blues sound from vocalist Carolyn Gaines' daughter is of Roy Gaines and niece of Grady Gaines. Featured artists Big Jay McNeely & Grady Gaines Jr. blown their saxophones.
Genre: Blues: Blues-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Beware of My Dog (feat. Big Jay McNeely)
3:21 $0.99
2. I'm Your Cat, Baby (feat. Big Jay McNeely)
4:37 $0.99
3. Stone out Your Raggly Mind (feat. Grady Gaines, Jr.)
4:09 $0.99
4. Catch That Train (feat. Grady Gaines, Jr.)
3:31 $0.99
5. Hoochie Coochie Woman
3:31 $0.99
6. Done Got Old
4:13 $0.99
7. I Want Your Money, Honey
3:49 $0.99
8. Mr. Dill Pickle
3:35 $0.99
9. Jerry Rice 'busy Man'
3:04 $0.99
10. Charlie Mae & Chicago
4:40 $0.99
11. Something on Your Mind (feat. Big Jay McNeely)
4:27 $0.99
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Album Notes
Carolyn Gaines is following in the footsteps of her Blues-father Roy Gaines, and her Rock n' Roll-uncle Grady Gaines.

Bobby Rush said,''Carolyn Gaines is an Entertainer.''
Tina Turner said,'' Carolyn Gaines sounds like Big Mama Thornton.''

Carolyn Gaines-Vocals
Big Jay McNeely saxophone (Cuts 1, 2,11)
Del Atkins bass & upright bass (Cuts 1,2,3,4,5, 6, 7,8,11)
Fred Clark (Cuts 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, 9, 10)
Chad Wright drums ( Cuts 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8)
Glen Doll-harmonica (Cuts 3, 4, 5, 9.10)
Grady Gaines Jr. (Cuts 3, 4)
Rudy Copeland- Organ (Cut 11)

Hoochie Coochie Woman adapted from Hoochie Choochie Man (1954) by Muddy Waters & Willie Dixon - BMG
Done Got Old by Jr. Kimbrough -River Publishing Company inspired by Buddy Guy's 1992 version
Something On Your Mind' - Big Jay McNeeley - BMG; inspired by Buddy Guy's 1992 version

Beware of My Dog (Cut 1) comparable to Big Mama Thornton's Hound Dog (1953) & the (1956) Elvis Presley recording
on which the young Buddy Guy played guitar riffs of blues-rock n' roll.
I'm Your Cat, Baby (Cut 2) similar to Howl'in Wolf's Back Door Man (1961). Electric Blues
Stone Out Your Mind Raggly Mind (Cut 3) related to Jimmy Reed's 1960's hit Baby, What You Want Me To Do?
Late Chicago Blues
Catch That Train (Cut 4) inspired by Johnny Lee Hooker's (1962) Boom, Boom. Raw blues
Hoochie Coohie Woman (Cut 5) Muddy Waters Hoochie Coochie Man, written by Willie Dixon (1954)
Done Got Old (Cut 6) comparable to Done Got Old, 1990's Grammy-Winner performed by Buddy Guy's . First recorded by David Jr. Kimbrough in 1966. hill-country blues, delta blues & juke joint blues.
I Want Your Money, Honey (Cut 7) comes from the big raw blues sound of the 1920's & 30's of Bessie Smith & Ma'Rainey and the 1960's & 70's big blues sound of Etta James and Koko Taylor.
Mr. Dill Pickle (Cut 8) matching Blind Boy Fuller's ''I Want A Piece of Your of Your Pie'' from (1937) Country blues from the post war period.

Special Thanks:
Leon Haywood's right hand man, Andy for sending me a superior recording band. Dee Haywood:
Big Jay McNeely for solos on Beware of My Dog, I'm Your Cat, Baba and Something On Your Mind.
Blues Adviser: Leon Levy, Del Atkins, Big Jay McNeely and my major adviser: cousin Grady Gaines Jr.
Love You!!! Thanks to:Football legend Busy Man Jerry Rice!!!
Special Thanks to the late, great B.B. King's daughter, Rita King for providing the photo of her dog, Boomer!!
And, Special Thanks to Charles Wright for his expert suggestions on 'Something On Your Mind'

Manager: Rosa Steinberg 323-286-2197
Publicist: Betsie Brown at Blind Raccoon,,
P.O. Box 40045, Memphis, TN. 38174, (901) 286-6065,

Additional Credits:
Produced by Carolyn Washington- Gaines
Executive Producers: Carolyn Gaines, Jeffery Washington, the Rev. Tony Washington, and Darryl Gaines
Produced by Polka Dot Records /Polka Dot Productions
Engineered & Mixed by Bill Da'Shiell
Mastered at Southern Mastering by Robert Honablue
Cuts 1,2,3,4,7,8,9,10 lyrics by Carolyn Gaines
on Songs of Sophia Publishing BMI (2014, 2017)
Copyrights 2014 & 2017

I Want Your Money, Honey published by Songs of
Sophia Publishing, BMI & Jam/Levy Publishing, BMI
Clothes designed by Carolyn Gaines and Kleeona
CD graphic design and illustration by Glen Doll
Photography by Alfonso Murray
Awesome thanks to my Mom and Dad,
Charlie Mae Gaye and Roy Gaines,
This album dedicated to 6-time Grammy-Winner Buddy Guy!!!
Carolyn Gaines 2017 ''Polka dots''



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