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If you consider Sonny to be one of the true slide guitar masters--which I do, certainly--then you would be wise to check this out. Yes, these recordings are fifteen or twenty years old, and more, which means they were done before Sonny "became Sonny": that gigantic, innovative, stunning and inimitable electric slide technique he demonstrates on recordings such as Grant Street is nowhere to be found here. Yet, we do get to hear some very, very nice tunes, largely acoustic, which are the bedrock of his playing. Tossed in are some good early examples of his electric style at the time. For those who love the sound of the National Steel Standard guitar, there are at least four numbers here which display Sonny coaxing beautifully bluesy notes out of that unique instrument. There is a nice mix of vocals and instrumental numbers, and the cuts which do feature a band sound pretty good to me. The aural quality throughout is very good, as well.
For Sonny Landreth completists, this one would be a "must". For other SL fans, or for those who like country-flavored acoustic blues, don't automatically dismiss this as an "inferior" record. I wanted to give it 3.5 stars, but didn't know how to do the half star.
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Excellent music. I've found this same music packaged under several different titles so check the song list before you buy. I almost had duplicates.Published 15 months ago by Bob Seidenberg
As others have pointed out, this is a reissue of a very young Sonny, far from the man he has become. So what? Read morePublished on November 8, 2013 by M. P. Friedman