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Midnight Blues [Universal]

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Bourbon Street may be on the cover, but Midnight Blues has its heart in Chicago and its mind on Texas. Throughout its ten tracks, MCA Special Products' Midnight Blues runs through some of the biggest names in modern electric blues -- Sonny Boy Williamson ("Don't Start Me to Talkin'"), Bobby Bland ("Twenty-Four Hour Blues"), B.B. King ("Midnight Believer"), Howlin' Wolf ("Baby How Long"), Buddy Guy ("I Suffer with the Blues"), Muddy Waters ("I've Got My Mojo Working"), Albert Collins ("Frostbite"), Willie Dixon ("Walking the Blues") -- with each track presented in their original recorded versions, not remakes. It's nothing more than a sampler, but it's an enjoyable one that's worth its budget price.

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