Little Joy

Little Joy

November 4, 2008

Alternative/Indie Rock

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A batch of unassumingly breezy songs that reflect midtempo Memphis soul, lovers rock, bossa nova, early-'70s singer/songwriter, and sunshine pop influences.

- Tim Sendra

Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Untouchable! The Classic 1959-1966 Recordings

August 27, 2007

Electric Blues

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This set does a great service to collectors by assembling 27 tracks from 1959-1966. While these are primarily wonderful blues/R&B crossover sides, there's plenty of variety. Though the style hopping is sometimes unsetting, it makes for a better listen overall. There are relatively straight blues among the earlier sides, and melds of blues and R&B with pop –occasionally with strings -- on covers of standards. Other tunes verge on out-and-out soul.

- Richie Unterberger