One great Southern blues/rock/R&B singer pays tribute to a predecessor on this enjoyable and varied set. The powerful singer Jimmy Hall (first heard with the 1970s rock group Wet Willie and later as a session player and with Hank Williams, Jr. and Jeff Beck) was the perfect choice, for he both pays tribute to Hinton and often makes these songs sound like his own. Eddie Hinton, whose prime years were 1968-1980 and who passed away in 1995, would have been pleased by this spirited set. Guitarist Greg Martin, who overdubbed his lead guitar solos and fills, also remixed alternate versions of "Coming After You" and "Salty" while a brief radio interview with bassist David Hood about the decline of Eddie Hinton wraps up this well-conceived tribute. Build Your Own Fire is highly recommended to fans of the genre.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow