Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Elmo Williams, Hezekiah Early|
Takes One to Know One
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
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"I'd rarely write a review for any album unless you paid me, but I dig this one so much that I can't believe no one else is singin' its praises. Comes from Fat Possum Records, which specializing in capturing older blues artists and more experimental ones. Elmo Williams is around 70 years old, but he can bring it. Listen to the snippets of "Mother's Dead" or "Blue Jumped the Rabbit" and you'll be hooked."
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Denise | Salt Lake City Best Snow on Earth | 05/15/2005
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"In 50 years, few will care who Motley Crue were, but blues buffs will still be discovering Hezekiah Early and Elmo Williams. In the Bayou Belt, perhaps one can hear music of this caliber in every town's juke joint, but I doubt it. If you love Leadbelly, Howlin' Wolf, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, or any other of the seminal blues artists who are long gone, order this album. Not a dud cut on it. I heard them play at the '05 JazzFest in NOLA, and was mesmerized. All the records my Dad played when I was young---indeed, the soundtrack of my youth--were come to life in these gents. When you hear them, you realize what a huge debt the Stones, Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton et al, owe these smokin'est of smokin' down to it musicians. Check out the Blue Possom website for a great bio---these cats kept their families together, yet managed to lay down tracks that will stand the test of time."