Tail Dragger Photos

One of the great personalities of Chicago blues is the unstoppable Tail Dragger, whose charisma fills up any room he plays in. Though considered to be a Howlin’ Wolf stylist, Tail Dragger puts his own touch to the proceedings. A regular performer on the West Side of Chicago, Tail Dragger’s band has provided work for many great artists, including Eddie Taylor, Jimmy Dawkins, Hubert Sumlin, James Scott, Willie Kent, Tim Taylor, Larry Taylor, Martin Lange, Rockin’ Johnny, Robert Plunkett, Illinois Slim, Scott Dirks, Dave Waldman, and many others. Bob Corritore had the privilege of working with Tail Dragger in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Enjoy these photos of the great Tail Dragger.


Tail Dragger
(Photo Courtesy of Kevin Johnson of Delmark Records)


Fat Chance Saloon – The Vibes – 1976
Big Leon Brooks, Paul Cooper, Willie Williams, Tail Dragger, Sylvia Embry
(Photo Courtesy of Paul Cooper)



Tail Dragger’s 45 of “My Head Is Bald”



Tail Dragger at B.L.U.E.S.
Rockin’ Johnny, Tail Dragger, Rick Kreher, Mojo Mark
(Photo by Bob Corritore)



Poster outside the 5105 Club – Tail Dragger had a regular Sunday night gig there during the 09s
(Photo by Scott Dirks)


Tail Dragger appearing at Botermarkt Blues in Haarlem, Netherlands – June 15, 2008
(Photo by Rob de Fries)


Tail Dragger appearing at Botermarkt Blues in Haarlem, Netherlands – June 15, 2008
(Photo by Rob de Fries)


Tail Dragger, Age 5, in Arkansas
(Photo Courtesy of Tail Dragger & Scott Dirks)



Tail Dragger Show Handbill
(Courtesy of Illinois Slim)


Tail Dragger
(Photo by Robert Pasenko)

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