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on 4 January 2012
Don't get me wrong, this album is some pretty foot-tappin' blues/soul, with some more than passable guitar playing, and Sam is a powerful shouter. But that's it.
I don't know where this album has got its reputation as "best blues album ever". Somewhere along the line the hype got out of control. It might scrape into the top 50, but seriously, no higher.
Admittedly it sounds better after a few drinks when you can imagine yourself in a smokey 60s night club. But in the cold light of day it's pretty garagey-sounding stuff.