Various Artists

Get the Blues!

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Get the Blues! is a collection of honky tonk-styled blues, both electric and acoustic, that tend to be more up-tempo and fast-paced. Most of it is fairly average, nothing groundbreaking or revolutionary. It still captures the blues fairly well without stepping too deep into the emotional issues that truly great blues songs tend to deal with. There are still some good songs on the album, especially E.G. Kight's soulful "Let the Healing Begin" and Shemekia Copeland's boisterous "It's 2AM." Unfortunately, this collection is just not as good as it could be, mostly because only a select few musicians here really sound like they have the blues. Fans of commercial blues bands may find this enjoyable, but be warned that this is not a great album by any means.

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