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Helpful votes received on reviews: 66% (21 of 32)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,822,896 - Total Helpful Votes: 21 of 32
When The Levee Breaks: Mississippi Blues Rare Cuts&hellip ~ Various Artists
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Real Delta Blues, 25 Jun 2009
I have been buying a lot of old blues recordings lately, working my way through the 'known' players. I must admit this CD looked very interesting, but I have been putting off buying it. This is mainly because people tend to buy these CD's, listen to it once and enthusiastically award it 5 stars, when in actuality it does not stand up repeated listening.

This CD is an absolute bargain, all 4 discs have been on constant rotation on the car stereo over the last month. The recording quality is never up to modern standards, but is pretty good considering the history here.

Of the 100 tracks here you could probably skip about 10% but the rest is absolutely killer… Read more
Sad Days, Lonely Nights ~ Junior Kimbrough
Sad Days, Lonely Nights ~ Junior Kimbrough
9 of 18 people found the following review helpful
I bought this CD on the basis of the review by A.Customer

I'm a big blues fan and new to the music of Jr. Kimbrough, this record was a massive disappointment.

The playing is simply low quality, the band sound like they are paying different songs at one point.

Kimbrough's tone is great and his touch on the Les Paul shows all the nuance that you would expect from a quality blues guitarist. However, it's the ideas behind the `sounds' where this music falls flat. To often a musical phrase is started and never finished. I understand Subtlety but you also have to deliver the goods, check out Lightnin Hopkins or Gilmore for timing and taste.

The riffs… Read more
Blues Reflex ~ Bob Brozman
Blues Reflex ~ Bob Brozman
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Resonator Blues, 21 July 2008
If your a guitar player buy this. There are many licks on here that are true genius and the tone he gets out of those National Resonators is sublime - I've bought a few Brozman albums recently and this is the one where he's at his creative best and most free. It's the closest to seeing him live (other than the 'Live Now' album also recommended)
You can hear all his influences here, the styles of Robert Johnson and Charley Patton are brilliantly and lovingly portrayed but you can also hear the influence of his more recent collaborators such as Rene Lacaille and Debhashish Bhattacharya. The overall sound is of all these guys jamming and having the time of their lives.

The… Read more

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