Jacob Starr | philadelphia,pa | 11/25/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a fan of J.Geils and a musician (harmonica, guitar, tenor sax) for 30 years. This album is a must have for one reason. Listen carefully to the song "I'm not Rough". Magic Dick creates a tone approaching Louis Armstrong's trumpet. The harmonica sounds more like a trumpet than a marine band. This sound has never been duplicated on record (that I'm aware of) and is beyond even the very best players' abilities as far as tone goes. I'm including players like Kim Wilson, Rod Piazza, Mark Hummel, Rick Estrin, etc. They're all excellent in their own right, but not any of them can match this tone on this one song. It's simply incredible. The rest of the album is ok, but for me, anybody who can make a marine band sound like Louis Armstrong is worth listening to and appreciating."