This is a solid album of blues covers initially recorded back in 1965. This was a time of white boys, (especially rich ones)being derided for imitating traditional blues artists like Robert Johnson, Big Joe williams etc.A bit rich when you consider what the Stones were doing but the critics gave this one a hard time. More than a little unfair in reterospect. Hammond has stuck to his blues guns for all these years and deserved better. He does slightly overdo the vocal at times but overall its a good listen. Of course you'd be better with Bo Diddley etc. but the bonus here is you get three members of the Band, Robertson on mean guitar, Helm on drums, Hudson on organ.
Also Charlie Musslewhite plays great harmonica and Mike Bloomfield piano. With friends like these who needs to be black?
on 16 January 2014
I bought the lp of So Many Roads in 1965 or 66 and still get back to this great recording, for me it is the best electric blues album of all time, first the guitar playing of Robbie Robertson is absolutely incredebile, I never heard a Telecaster to be play like that, only for this recording Robbie Robertson should be recognise has one of the master of the Telecaster, he is alone with that playing WOW,,, and what about John Hammond his voice never been so true and sensual I had all of his cds and this one is for me is best. If you do not have Some Many Roads go and buy it you will never be deceive it is a masterpiece. Gaétan Ayotte (Québec)
on 28 February 2014
What a Great line up of musicians: Robbie Robertson,Garth Hudson, Levon Helm,plus a few other special guests.This lp from 1965 really Rocks! Great Rockin' R&B! The cd is very good,however the sound could have been recorded stronger/punchier.Otherwise-Highly Recommded!