Title: Mistress of the Blues
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: CD
Release Year: 2006
This certainly caught our attention. After all, women blues guitarists may be rare, but a woman playing blues harmonica? We just had to check this out. While she may be no Big Walter Horton or James Cotton - but then again who is - she can nevertheless hold her own when it comes to blowing a good tune. Not only that, she contributes six of the ten songs on the album as well.
Actually it is the husky voiced, down-to-earth delivery of her own material that really shines through. In particular "Should've Been Mine" and "One More Lie" both with a fine slide guitar backing, are real standouts, although the piano backed "Whisky, Lies and Alibis" is not to far behind. Of the cover versions a slightly rockier and more up tempo version of Willie Dixon's "I Just Want to Make Love to You" is the one that catches your attention.
A great all round performance by the lady in question to go with some well written songs of her own definitely make this worthy of your consideration.
June 21, 2007
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