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5.0 out of 5 stars Rough, Ragged and Refreshing, 9 May 2007
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As a long-time fan of the blues in all its many manifestations, I was delighted, a couple of years ago, to stumble upon the magnificent sounds and talents of a marvellous modern Mississippian, Mr T Model Ford. Then, having realised that the blues was still alive and evolving in the old heartland of Mississippi, I was inspired to delve further into the scene and to see what other obscure gems might turn up.

It didn't take long to discover the record label, Fat Possum (bless 'em) and, through them, a new world was revealed!

Once my eyes had adjusted to the new scenery, they settled pretty quickly on (amongst others) Paul "Wine" Jones. I've always liked music with a raw edge to it, so the available samples instantly struck a chord.

Two albums later (I've also got "Mule" - just as good as this one), I can sincerely attest to the pleasure that this music gives me. It aint smooth, refined, cultured or sober, but it is gritty, raw, sincere and a bit rude. And funky, tuneful and well executed - while not indulging in any guitar flourishes or anything remotely complicated, Jones is an excellent craftsman with a fine ear, a good rough smoky voice and great, up-tempo rythm (ably assisted on drums by his buddy, Pickle).

What a shame he's no longer with us.

If you genuinely like the blues, and are up for some exploration away from the mainstream, then I would highly recommend Jones's music to you. Buy it, play it loud and settle in for a laid-back pounding!!
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