Joe Louis Walker should be in the ranks of the world's greatest blues artists but unfortunately, he is not. Although he recently appeared in BB King's Deuces Wild album and even appeared on some of his shows, Walker never really came one of the "Blues Elites". Here in "Great Guitars" he tried moving up a few rungs of the blues ladder by having some "named" guests to appear. Such guests include Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Steve Cropper, Otis Grand, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Taj Mahal, Robert Lockwood Jr., Ike Turner, Bonnie Raite and a few more others. The result of this album is not what one would expect from a blues collaberation of some of the industry's most hotshot performers. There are some guitar interplay parts but but not great enough, as the album's title suggests, to be archived in the world's book of guitar jams. There are also some shared vocal parts but essentially they are "you sing one verse and I sing the next" arrangements. Overall it is quite a pleasant album in a typical Joe Louis Walker vein but only with guests of some renown to take the place of session players. If you are looking for an album of truely great guitars where each player steps into the limelight to show their ware, try listening to "Showdown" by Albert Collins, Robert Cray and the late Johnny Copeland.