Hot Tuna – Burgers

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

rocking country/folk

Moods

Outside folksy sing along

Thoughts

I appreciate moments of this especially when songs are more bluesy than folksy.

Overall too hokey even with the fantastic musicianship.

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Magic Sam Blues Band – West Side Soul

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening

Sounds like?

Electric blues

Moods

Chicago:

The Cubs

Deep dish pizza

Magic Sam

Thoughts

Electric blues, you know what you're  signing up for here.

Solid record. More ‘pop’ focused than I typically like my blues but it's damn near perfect.

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https://www.discogs.com/Magic-Sam-Blues-Band-West-Side-Soul/release/4808401

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZTkj8dgGNE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83rkEm7s5es

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSc6-0xBcjE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iwoj1hUMmg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3jPsCdZgn0

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Rating: 4 out of 5

 

Dire Straits – Love Over Gold

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

Classic radio rock

Moods

Soundtrack for driving across Midwestern landscapes

Thoughts

Aside from the tasteful guitar work on the second half of ‘telegraph road’ I wasn't into this. Songs felt overly long with few rewarding moments.

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https://www.discogs.com/Dire-Straits-Love-Over-Gold/release/3718856

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Curtis Knight & The Squires – You Can’t Use My Name – The RSVP / PPX Sessions

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?
R&B / electric blues

Moods
Rainy day woman take me away

Thoughts
There’s effectively two parts to this: R&B tracks written by Curtis Knight and a handful of instrumentals written by Hendrix. I like the instrumentals but wasn’t into the vocal tracks written by Curtis. Stick with Hendrix’s main catalog.

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https://www.discogs.com/Curtis-Knight-The-Squires-You-Cant-Use-My-Name-The-RSVP-PPX-Sessions/release/6942436

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Karen Dalton – In My Own Time

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening

What’s it sound like?
60s folk rock

Thoughts
Interesting listen, a set of covers by a distinct voice who straddles the line between folk, rock, and country. She brings a distinctive touch to each, making them sound fully like her own songs. I like the tracks backee by a band ( in my own dream, one night of love) but she does well in more stripped down solo moments too.

Great songwriting mixed with a great singer makes for a great record, recommended.

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https://www.discogs.com/Karen-Dalton-In-My-Own-Time/release/2786153

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Rating: 4 out of 5

 

Sandy Bull – E Pluribus Unum

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

What’s it sound like?
Bluesy/psychedelic/Americana hardcore string noodling

Thoughts
I like the sound, gonna check out more by this guy, but not interested in repeat listens of this.The no deposit no return blues almost breaks into greatness but stays simmering just wave after wave of noodling, never really going anywhere.

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https://www.discogs.com/Sandy-Bull-E-Pluribus-Unum/release/5082339

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Gene Harris – Instant Party

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

What’s it sound like?
Light groovy jazz

Thoughts
Great playing is on display here but I didn’t find anything that memorable. This would work well as jazzy daytime background music.

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Rating: 2 out of 5