Various Artists

Mojo Workin': The Best of Ace Blues

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This 20-track collection puts together essential tracks by some of the biggest names in the genre. Elmore James, John Lee Hooker, Smokey Hogg, B.B. King, Slim Harpo, Albert King, Lowell Fulson, Lonesome Sundown, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Arthur Gunter, Lazy Lester, Pee Wee Crayton, Ike Turner and Lazy Lester are all represented by at least one track apiece and, in most cases, some of their representative work. A pretty great primer that not only serves as something of a greatest-hits package for the novice, but just plain great listening for the hardliners as well.

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