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Genres: Blues, Pop
Evoking the spirit of Muddy Waters without making himself a carbon copy, Big Bill Morganfield pays his father homage on this debut but also includes plenty of his own material. It's all performed in a no-frills, no-nonsens... more »
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Evoking the spirit of Muddy Waters without making himself a carbon copy, Big Bill Morganfield pays his father homage on this debut but also includes plenty of his own material. It's all performed in a no-frills, no-nonsense style, and Morganfield's growl might even be deeper than Muddy's. Overall, a promising debut. --Genevieve Williams
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Big Bill is His Own Blues Man
Reggie | FULTON, MD USA | 02/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I agree with Eric. Naturally there will be some comparison to Muddy Waters (unfair, I might add - how do you compete with a legend on your first CD?), but I feel that Big Bill stands his own ground. I would have bought the CD anyway, regardless of his esteemed lineage because he is a real student of the Blues and it shows in his music. Just take a listen to "Left Hand Blues" and "Rising Son" - both written and deftly performed by him on slide guitar, for a taste of the mystical and melancholy feelings so artfully portrayed in the songs of the old blues masters.Some "Blues" CDs that I've recently heard sound more like easy listening than Blues.I think that Big Bill will be a fixture on the blues scene for years to come. - RR"
BIG BILL HAS WHAT IT TAKES
deepbluereview | SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA USA | 02/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I recently added this CD to my 300 plus blues CD collection. The guitar work by long time Muddy Waters guitarist, Bob Margolin is as solid as ever. The songs are well written and Big Bill has what it takes to deliver them in the tradition of the Blues. I am somewhat perplexed by the statements that this is Big Bill's "debut" however, as a year earlier, he recorded Big Bill Morganfield: Nineteen Years Old which is available on Taxim records directly at Taxim.com. Both CD's are worth adding to your collection as is Bob Margolin's Hold Me To It. All are highly recommended."