on 28 June 2010
I have always loved this album. I snached it up when it first came out on vinyl even though I knew it was put out to cash in on Dion's then current sucess with "Abraham, Martin & John" on another lable. In many ways it is better than the LP Laurie rushed out to cash in on the sucess of that hit. A wonderful colection of blues & folk that Columbia didn't believe in when they first let him record material he obviously felt strongly about. The liner notes with this cd are also excellent. My only problem is that this cd is a straight reissue of the lp when there is still a lot of material in the Columbia vaults in this same vein that has never seen the light of day. Perhaps Bear Family or Ace can someday put out this great artists complete Columbia works. Until then, enjoy this CD.