Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson

Live at the Rynborn

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Live at the Rynborn was recorded with Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson's regular New England working band, blowing the roof off the hotel he was living at in 1995. Released on a dime sized local label, it kicked enough noise to be picked for national release by M.C. Records in 1999. The new reissue still reflects the same crude editing between songs in a sloppy attempt to give the illusion of that "these all came from the same set" nonsense that plagued the original, and the back to back to back to back pile-up of slow blues at the end does hamper the momentum a bit. But it's Luther Johnson, doing what he (and Magic Slim) do best: rocking a crowd down to the bricks while keeping the real blues alive.

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