Jerry Ricks' smooth and easy Deep in the Well stands out with its quiet, elegant simplicity and fantastic craftsmanship. This is the music he learned from booking acts at Philadelphia's famed Second Fret coffeehouse from 1960 to 1966. You can hear the influences of Lonnie Johnson, Reverend Gary Davis, Brownie McGhee, and maybe some of Jimmy Smith, but all distilled through Ricks' own style.
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AllMusic Review by Bob Gottlieb