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Big Blues Extravaganza!: The Best of Austin City Limits

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As the third volume of Columbia's Austin City Limits series, this one shines the spotlight on the cornucopia of blues treasures from the show's rich history. The big tickets here include Lightnin' Hopkins' lion-in-winter performance of "Rock Me Baby" (complete with screeching wah-wah pedal), Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Love Struck Baby," his brother Jimmie's tribute to him on "Six Strings Down," Albert Collins' "Travelin' South," and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's "Born in Louisiana." Performances from Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Keb' Mo', B.B. King, W.C. Clark, the Neville Brothers, Miss Lavelle White, Dr. John, Rory Block, and Delbert McClinton complete this excellent package.

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