American Blues, Vol. 1 collects 14 tracks from the vaults of Jewel Records, all thankfully remastered. Instead of providing a retreaded biggest hits collection, this package goes much deeper providing rare and unreleased performances from such legends as Charles Brown, Jimmy Reed, T. Bone Walker, Little Johnny Taylor, Buddy Guy, and Sonny Boy Williamson. You can't beat this gritty soul/blues budget compilation from Fuel 2000.
AllMusic Review by Al Campbell