Various Artists

House of Soul: House of Blues

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A mammoth 64-song compilation featuring urban Chicago soul and gritty traditional blues. Priscilla Bowman, the lone female, offers one track. Only three groups are represented: the Dells, the Eldorados, and the Spaniels. Early Jerry Butler sides and tracks by Gene Chandler, Major Lance, and Dee Clark highlight a smorgasbord of urban soul. Jimmy Reed and John Lee Hooker dominate the blues cuts with quality tracks like "Big Legs, Tight Skirt," "Big Boss Man," "Baby What You Want Me to Do," and "Dusty Road." Otis Rush, Elmore James, Gene Allison, and Wade Flemons perform as well, along with a host of others.

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