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Album, Single and EP Reviews

 

  Big Bill Morganfield

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Title: Blues in the Blood
Catalogue Number: Blind Pig BPCD 5086
Review Format: CD
Release Year: 2003


This album is 12 tracks of keeping it simple, downhome blues. Ably assisted by such luminaries of the blues scene as Jimmy Vivino, Big Bill Morganfield delivers a confident and enjoyable performance.


As all but one of the songs were written by the man himself, he stays true to his roots. "Whiskey" and "Feel like Dying" illustrate this perfectly being pure delta blues. "Strong Love" and "Time to Go" are fine examples of the electric blues style prevalent in Chicago in the late fifties. BluesBunny has seen him perform live and can confirm that he is the real deal.


The killer track is his cover of one of his daddy's finest songs "Why Don't You Live So God Can Use You". The rest of the album smoulders but this track burns. Probably his best album to date.


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Review Date: June 22, 2007