An Avalanche of Blues
Obrecht, Jas, Guitar Player
An avalanche of new blues records plowed into the offices right after the holidays. Our choice for best new release: Junior Kimbrough & The Soul Blues Boys' All Night Long. Droning and trance-inducing, these heavy, heavy blues were produced by Robert Palmer in Junior's juke outside Holly Springs, Mississippi, and released by Fat Possum (Box 1923, Oxford, MS 38655). Suitably cranked, the set throbs just like Junior's on a Saturday night, sans the clinks, whoops, and hollers. And believe it or not, heavy chorusing makes Kimbrough's tone sound even tougher.
Unadorned modern Southern blues, Lonnie Shields' Portrait features rough-and-ready support by seasoned Delta musicians. Gospel, funk, and soul influence the music, while Lonnie's guitaring pays …
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Publication information: Article title: An Avalanche of Blues. Contributors: Obrecht, Jas - Author. Magazine title: Guitar Player. Volume: 27. Issue: 5 Publication date: May 1993. Page number: 120+. © 1999 New Bay Media. COPYRIGHT 1993 Gale Group.
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