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Country Blues Homage,
This review is from: Hot Tuna (Audio CD)
Jorma and Jack, backed by a very mysterious, talented and innovative harp player going by the name of Will Scarlett, perform a host of country blues standards by the likes of legends Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt and many others. An outstanding album for several reasons: these hippies--at the time, that's what they were--prove they can really play, and they have great taste in music. I bought this record back when it first came out, on vinyl, but I have to confess that I have not listened to it for, what...35 years? This version has about fifteen songs, and is packed with music, much more than the LP recording from 1970.
It holds up well. Like many of the blues albums created by white musicians, it might serve as a bridge or transition for white kids, whose ears are not broken in enough to appreciate the raw authenticity of the original performers. This is one of the records I used to teach myself to play. The musicianship and audio quality is first-rate throughout. Listen to this, then go back and listen to the real thing.