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Wilson Diesel - Short Cool Ones - 1996 - Aurora Records/Mushroom

"Short Cool Ones" contains sixteen roots tracks from the great American born guitarist and vocalist (Mark Lizotte) Johnny Diesel and the brilliant Australian vocalist and harmonicist Chris Wilson. Many blues styles from everywhere between delta to the dust bowl and beyond, are covered here. Fifteen 0f the sixteen tracks are covers of blues standards by artists including Elmore James, Fenton Robinson, and Willie Dixon. The first track is a great soulful cover of Ann Peebles' classic "I Can't Stand The Rain". The album is HR by A.O.O.F.C. Try and listen to Chris Wilson's "Live At The Continental" album, and Johnny Diesel & the Injector's great "Soul Revival" album. N.B: "Short Cool Ones" was also available as an "interview" disc with no music. It has nothing to do with the album here

TRACKS / COMPOSERS

I Can't Stand The Rain - Bryant/Peebles/Miller
Other Man - Diesel
Spoonful - Willie Dixon
Strange Love - Moore/West
Evil - Willie Dixon
Tee Ni Nee Ni Nu - Moore/West
Little Red Rooster - Willie Dixon
Running Shoes - Bonner
Too Wet To Plough - Johnny Shines
My Babe - Willie Dixon
Somebody Loan Me A Dime - Fenton Robinson
Sun Is Shining - Elmore James
Sugar Babe - Fenton Robinson
Cherokee Dance - Landers
Don't Start Me Talkin' - Williamson
Who Will Your Next Fool Be - Charlie Rich

BAND

(Johnny) Diesel aka Mark Lizotte - Lead Vocals on Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, Guitar
Dean Addison - Bass
Wayne Duncan - Bass on Track 13
Rob Woolf - Keyboards, Vocals
Angus Diggs - Drums
Gary Young - Drums on Track 13
Chris Wilson - Lead Vocals on Tracks 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, Harmonica
BIO (JOHNNY DIESEL/MARK LIZOTTE)

Under the name Diesel, American born guitarist/singer Mark Lizotte became one of the biggest selling and most awarded Australian recording artists of the late '80s/early '90s. He arrived in Perth as a child when the travels of his itinerant, saxophone-playing father exhausted America and the family settled in Western Australia. Lizotte always contended that he grew up with musical instruments in his play box. No instrument intimidated him, but it was the electric guitar which excited him. While his siblings gravitated toward music as teachers, Lizotte started playing in bands, making the long trek from Perth to Sydney in 1986 to record with Innocent Bystanders. He left to form his own group, Johnny Diesel & the Injectors in June 1986, adopting the Johnny Diesel persona for the first time (a stint of pumping petrol had earned him his Diesel nickname). The group's blend of Southern rock, soul, and R&B, plus Diesel's adept guitar playing and pop star looks quickly earned the band a strong reputation on-stage, and in September 1987 they relocated to Sydney. Almost immediately, Diesel was offered a place in Jimmy Barnes' band, playing the opening slot on the Freight Train Heart tour with the Injectors as support act, and then joining the headlining Barnes band on guitar. His group was signed to a worldwide recording contract by Chrysalis and recorded a self-titled debut album in Memphis with Terry Manning (Joe Cocker, Fabulous Thunderbirds, ZZ Top). After four years and a mini-album recorded live in London the Injectors broke up, and Johnny Diesel became Diesel , solo artist. His March 1992 Hepfidelity album shifted the musical ground to rock-funk and soul, reached number one in Australia and earned him awards for Best Album and Best Male Artist at the annual ARIA awards. From there, a restlessness seemed to overcome Diesel, as if he felt everything should be possible but a certain "something" was expected of him. He released an album of new songs and reworkings of songs from the previous album with The Lobbyist, and finally got down to business on 1994's sophisticated Solid State Rhyme. But his heart seemed much more in the raw blues album Short Cool Ones he made with Melbourne bluesman and harmonica player Chris Wilson. Diesel ended up packing up his career and young family and relocated to America. Nothing was heard from him until October 1997 when he reappeared with Lost Soul Companion, released under his own name of Mark Lizotte. Every live encounter confirms a musician and songwriter of immense natural talent. The perfectionism that seems to take over in the studio and results in long, drawn-out sessions and constant rethinks robs his latter records of the spirit and life so evident on-stage. © Ed Nimmervoll © 2010 Answers Corporation http://www.answers.com/topic/diesel-rock-band

BIO (CHRIS WILSON)

Chris Wilson has been an essential part of blues and rock music in Australia since taking the stage with the Sole Twisters twenty years ago. Stints with Harum Scarum and Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls followed, and the end of the 80s saw Wilson as one of our finest vocalists, harmonica players and songwriters, fronting the superb Crown of Thorns. His instrumental gifts have oft been utilised on recordings by the likes of James Reyne, Hunters and Collectors, Vika and Linda, Renee Geyer, Archie Roach, X, Deb Conway and Ross Hannaford's Dianna KIss. Chris has enjoyed the company of Australia's best musicians on stage and in the studio when realising his own visions in song. Chris has performed in the U.S. at SXSW and two Folk Alliance Conferences. He has won the respect of many overseas artists, among these Joe Henry,Charlie Musselwhite and Tony Joe White. Bob Dylan once made a special trip backstage to shake Chris' hand after a show together in 1992! Chris has appeared at every major Australian festival and his performances, filled as they are with his own brand of sensuality and the dynamic power that leaves his audiences so satisfied, are always a highlight. Chris' stage presence, voice and talent are all as big as the country he lives in. Chris Wilson is a master of his craft. Chris has toured and/or recorded with the following Australian acts of note; Paul Kelly, Mark Seymour, X, Chris Bailey, Crowded House, Vika and LInda Bull, Monique Brumby, Kerri Simpson, The Badloves, Diesel, ...and these artists from the US and UK; Steve Earle, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Charlie Musselwhite, John Hiatt, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Billy Bragg, Bill Kirchen, John Mayall, Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Blues Traveller, Buddy Guy. © http://www.chriswilson.com.au/media/biography.htm

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