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C.W. Stoneking - Jungle Blues (King Hokum)
C.W. Stoneking is a young, white Australian bloke who shouldn't be bringing out records like this. "Jungle Blues" is definitely a blues album; one that sounds like it was beamed in from another age, when old country and jazz were equally important influences. His old timey style brings to mind musicians who would have been found on street corners a century ago, as well as reasonably well known performers such as Louis Armstrong (when the trumpet kicks in) and Jimmie Rodgers when he's yodeling.
Stoneking and "Jungle Blues" doesn't really sound like either them, but if you're a fan of Dr. John's "Gris Gris", or Tom Waits' early records, you owe it to yourself to at least have a listen. 9/10.