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4.0 out of 5 stars Joyful example of less being more, 4 Sep 2007
This review is from: Duster Bennett - The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions (Audio CD)
I know I've written a review of *I Choose To Sing The Blues* elsewhere, but I've just started picking up a lot of DB's stuff on CD after having had his albums when they came out nearly 40 yrs ago, and bloody hell, in these times of digitised, airbrushed, stylised, overwrought scavengings of the worn out seam that is rock music, there's something joyously infectious about a lot of this.

Rough and ready (in the best back-yard sense), genuine and heartfelt. Yes, a couple of the twelve bars plod a bit (Things Are Changing), there is some dodgy time keeping at times,(Hill St. Rag is so ramshackle and bonkers it just makes me grin with pleasure) and they've all been retrieved from long stored old reel to reels, so the sound is appropriately unpolished, but there's a lot of just sheer simple joy and enthusiasm on here that's a pleasure to hear. Not to mention some fab harmonica playing (My Lucky Day, Got A Tongue In Your Head, Shady Little Baby, the rocking Worried Mind etc.......) and some lovely blues song-writing.......(Jumpin' At Shadows, I'm Going To Wind Up Ending Up Or I'm Going To End Up Winding Up With You).

Anyway, if you think that less can often mean more, or if you once owned a vinyl copy of Smilin' Like I'm Happy, then welcome home.
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