Slide Guitar Blues overlooks some major slide players, such as Hound Dog Taylor, JB Hutto, Muddy Waters, Earl Hooker, Robert Nighthawk, Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder and Duane Allman, but it nevertheless is a good sampler of slide blues. There are a few classics from the likes of Elmore James and Homesick James, but for the most part the collection concentrates on modern electric blues, both for better and for worse. For better because it offers a taste of such players as Johnny Winter, Sonny Landreth, Larry Burton and Bleu Jackson. For worse because it doesn't draw an accurate portrait of the genre's great instrumentalists. Nevertheless, the disc offers a lot of good music and for some curious listeners, it may spark interest in slide guitar.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine