Play My Juke Box: East Coast Blues (1943-1954)

Various Artists

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Play My Juke Box: East Coast Blues (1943-1954) Review

by Larry Hoffman

Bruce Bastin's English Flyright label -- only one of the magnificent tributaries of his Interstate Music Company -- has consistently demonstrated a union of fine scholarship and great music. This collection of mostly little-known East Coast blues artists is no exception. There are seven tracks of singer/guitarists, four harp/guitar duets, four piano/guitar pairings, two guitar duos, and one arresting cut featuring three harps plus vocal. Artists such as Skoodle-Dum-Doo & Sheffield, Boy Green, Robert Lee Westmoreland, Marilyn Scott, and Sonny Jones serve up a startling reminder of all the amazing talent that has gone unrecognized over the years.

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