Blow'n The Blues: Best of the Great Harp Players
Blow'n The Blues is a great collection of classic blues tunes, all recorded in the 60's and 70's. Seven legendary blues artists are spotlighted here: Junior Wells, James Cotton, the Johnny Shines Blues Band, Big Walter Horton's Blues Harp Band with Memphis Charlie, Charlie Musslewhite, the Siegel-Schwall Band, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Surprisingly, the highlights come during the guitar and vocal performances, although there are plenty of fine harp solos. Turn down the lights, pour yourself some whiskey, and fill the room with smoke before you listen to this one.
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