This lively nine-cut set is the umpteenth reissue of John Mayall's 1981 Road Show Blues album. For those who own Lost and Gone (released in 2001), Story Songs and Voices of the Blues is the same recording; nothing has been added. This release was issued only in Japan; Mayall made a strong comeback in the '90s and 2000s, and had several recordings issued on Silvertone and a number of other labels. The band here includes guitarist/singer James Quill Smith, bassist Kevin McCormick, drummer Soko Richardson, and singer Maggie Parker. It's a fine and lively set and for the dirt-cheap price and worth picking up if you don't have it in some other form.
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AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek