The three tracks I have included samples from here should illustrate
quite well who the Dominators were:
Stefan's own "Regular Backdoor Friend"
amply illustrates his songwriting talents, soon to flourish with his writings
for bands like The Instigators, Bluebirds and his own duo with Marcus
Bob Wills' "Let's Get It Over And Done
With" is a Western Swing classic: not a genre that Swedish blues
bands are/were known for dipping into...
Johnny 'Guitar' Watson's "Half Pint
Of Whiskey" from the mid 50's. The masterful guitarist and songwriter
who's songlist turns up more and more in the hands of Göteborg's
blues players. Today that is, in 2007.
Excerpts from a review by Mats Karlsson in JEFFERSON BLUES MAGAZINE,
issue No. 112 1996:
"...firmly rooted in the blues, rhythm&blues and rockabilly
of the 1950's."
"Their own songs are of a high quality: Stefan Dafgård's Regular
backdoor friend is excellent Louisiana blues à la Excello and Paul
Epäilys' Drive my Ford is tough rockabilly, reminding you somewhat
of Robert Gordon."
"Dominators have dug deeply when choosing covers. The most fun choice
is George Fleming's I'm gonna tell on you which is from the category unknown
rockabilly... Right now baby is rockabilly, too. Over and done by the
western swing hero Bob Wills is done in a rocking version.
Junior Wells' Lovey dovey lovely one is one of the album's best songs
and Howlin' Wolf's Mr. Highway Man is just as rough as the original from
the Sun studio..."
"Dominators have succeeded well with their mix of blues and rockabilly."