Chris Thomas King

Along the Blues Highway

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This split CD of live performances from Chris Thomas King and Blind Mississippi Morris features two excellent, but very different, approaches to the blues. King's acoustic set was recorded at the Kalamazoo Blues Festival in 2001. On King's excellent set he tackles seven originals on slide guitar, including "Red Mud," "I'm on Fire," and "O' Brother Where Art Thou." Morris was caught the same year but at a different location: the Sunflower Blues Festival in Clarksdale, MS. Backed by his working band, this set features electric workouts on the originals "Beale Street Tonight," "You Know I Like That," "Willie," "Bad to Worse," "Night Roads," along with the obligatory "Dust My Broom." King and Morris prove that the blues is alive and well and in good hands going into the new millennium.

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