Sam Carr's Delta Jukes

Working for the Blues

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A loose aggregation of veteran Mississippi blues musicians anchored by legendary drummer Sam Carr, the Delta Jukes grew out of the ashes of the Jelly Roll Kings, and play the same kind of straight-ahead, no-frills, modern electric Delta blues. Working for the Blues is their first album in this incarnation, and it delivers the feel of a Mississippi juke joint, with solid mid-tempo songs that don't try to do too much beyond make you dance and sway. Highlights include "Shopping for My Baby," "This Misery," and the instrumental "Carr Hop." Less raw than Junior Kimbrough or R.L. Burnside, the Delta Jukes still retain an edgy tension in their delivery, a trait often lacking in much of contemporary blues.

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