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"If you don't dig this, you got a hole in your soul!"
on 5 April 2002
I honestly cannot believe that possible sexist lyrics on a blues album is a cause for concern. In any case, most of the time it's poor Albert getting the blues from mean, mistreatin' women. (In Laundromat Blues his woman is meeting her lover at the local laundromat - women eh?)
From top to bottom this album is a delight - there isn't a single slack moment on this record. Albert's singing (especially on "The Very Thought of You") is as sweet as a choir of angels, his guitar as dirty and funky as Hell itself. Add in Booker T and the MGs (just listen to Al Jackson Jr an "Cold Feet" - stunning)and you have one of the greatest blues compilations in existence.
Charles Shaar Murray in his book "Blues on CD" said that if he were rating CDs on a five star basis then this album would get a six. It is truly indispensable for anyone with even a passing interest in the blues.