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This review is from: Into The Purple Valley (Audio CD)
I own a lot of music of all different types of genres and have recently started to listen to Americana blues such as this. I must say that it has taken it's place as one of the best albums that I own. The range and depth of styles and emotions from this album spread themselves over the record as well as emulate through each individual track on their own, one listen may be uplifting, the next melancholy but all keeps the flame of nostalgia. And each spin does get better, the sign of a true great.
A word of warning: If the idea of chickery dixie land "barndance esque" music puts your back up then approach with an open mind, this is the early 70s, though Cooder tried and succeeded in keeping a voice of old American blues alive with this example alone.