This album opens with one of Steve's own songs 'Worried About That Gal' but after that its mainly lesser-known songs by Steve's blues heroes and people who he got to see in the 60s in New York and got to work with in the 70/80s during his spell of working in Chicago. These include Freddie King's 'Play It Cool', Junior Wells' 'Come On in This House', 'Call My Job' by Detroit Jr.', pianist Roosevelt Sykes's 'Dangerous Man', Eddie Vinson's 'Cleanhead Blues', St. Louis Jimmy's 'Evil Ways' and even Janis Joplin's 'Turtle Blue's. Steve demonstrates his wonderful guitar technique, honed over years backing the blues greats in the clubs of Chicago and his vocals are also top notch.
It's not just Chicago blues though, following his recent country blues duet with Bonnie Raitt, Steve tackles the old traditional blues 'Easy Rider' in a great old-timey arrangement, with mandolinist Dave Earl and trombonist Mike Rinta giving the song a real flavour of New Orleans. He also covers 'Blues Stay Away from Me' by the Delmore Brothers' mixing blues with country and sharing the vocals with Jan Fanucchi, who he also duets with on 'Some other day some other time'. Also featured on the record are bassist Steve Wolf, drummer Paul Revelli as well as keyboardists Wendy DeWitt and Sid Morris.
This is a really good set, with Steve getting to demonstrate his wonderfully subtle blues guitar and also showcase his versatility - probably his best album to date. I'd probably pick 'Call My Job' with its sinuous guitar as my favourite track although the standard is very high throughout.